The Piaget Polo S Collection
If you’re interested in fine watches, you’ll know that Piaget are a serious manufacture with excellent credentials in the horological world. They’ve several notable achievements, such as developing the ultra-thin 9P movement in 1957, and being among the first of the fine watch brands to use the Beta-21 movement. You may even, if you’re fairly vintage yourself, remember the brand for the iconic Seventies Polo.
The Piaget Polo was first released in 1979, and like so many recently revisited icons of that era (the flared jean, female Prime Minister, your Grannie’s orange-and-brown kitchen) has been newly re-launched for today’s generation.
The new Piaget Polo S Collection, inspired by its Seventies predecessor, is different in many ways whilst still maintaining the same distinguished and elegant aesthetic. With a cushion-shaped dial within a 42mm round case, and beautifully curved lines, the collection retains a sporty feel. The all-steel collection is the first Piaget collection of purely stainless steel watches. What does the S stand for? The stainless steel of the watch (also the style of the collection, and the fact that it’s a brand signature).
Piaget are targeting a new, younger demographic of what they call “game changers” with this collection; choosing eight real-life rule-breakers as friends of the brand to wear the new collection. Amongst them are actor and producer Ryan Reynolds, polo player Malcolm Borwick, novelist Joel Dicker and actor Michael B. Jordan.
And because it’s Piaget, you can be assured of the innovation and quality that has gone into their movements. The time-only Piaget S Polo is powered by the automatic calibre 1110P, whilst the chronographs are driven by the automatic Piaget 1160P movement, both newly developed in-house especially for this collection. And whereas one might assume the cost of such invention wouldn’t come cheap, the collection is priced far more disruptively than other watches of this calibre, with the Polo S Automatic priced at £8,650 and the Polo S Chronograph at £22,500.