There’s something innately spectacular about summer. From the vibrant colours of fresh fruit to the rippling clouds that line our afternoon skies, the change of season plays host to a contrast of visuals unlike any other. But for Piaget, Summer means something entirely different.
Since 1979, the Swiss watchmaker has ushered in the warmer months with a stunning collection of luxury sports watches designed for those who play by their own rules. Centred around the classic horseback sport, the Piaget Polo has become renowned for its bold and sophisticated design, encapsulated by the iconic shape-in-shape aesthetic. As the marque explains, it is an expression of confidence, celebrating those with a daring and disruptive spirit, and for 2021, it has returned.
The latest release in the Polo collection, the Piaget Polo Chronograph Limited Edition takes the philosophy of spontaneity and freedom to new levels. Powered by Piaget’s 1160P chronograph movement, the piece truly embodies the sports watch mentality, with hours and minutes, a date, and the chronograph seconds, minutes, and hours on full display. The dial itself features a silvered aesthetic with two deep blue chronograph counters that give it its classic ‘Panda’ nickname, while the hands and indexes are enhanced with SuperLuminova to increase the legibility of this sporty timepiece in low light.
Limited to just 888 pieces worldwide, the new Piaget Polo is presented in a 42mm stainless steel case, characterised by its cushion shape surrounded by a round bezel. Turn the watch over and the movement reveals a matching blue oscillating weight that is the same hue as the blue ‘Panda’ chronograph counters. In a further nod to its sporty heritage, Piaget has opted to fit this new model with a blue rubber strap, a first for the Polo collection. But it’s not alone.
Piaget also unveiled a second Polo Chronograph coated in diamonds. Presented in a 42mm 18K white gold case, the unique and decadent piece is paved with 480 diamonds in total for approx. 3.96 cts on the dial, the bezel, and the case.
For fans of Piaget, the return to the Polo Collection marks an exciting rebirth. Long-lost to the sands of time, the cult ’70s piece was relaunched in autumn 2006 as an automatic watch, but it would be a full 12 months before the Polo Chronograph emerged. Almost 15 years on, Piaget is once again breaking the mould. The new Piaget Polo Chronograph Limited Edition is priced at AUD$23,900 with the diamond variation priced at AUD$148,000.
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