Green and Thin: Piaget Unveils New Polo Perpetual Calendar

Piaget seems to up its ultra-thin game with the new Polo Perpetual Calendar offering. The dark emerald green dial is quite eye-catching.
Green and Thin: Piaget Unveils New Polo Perpetual Calendar
February 9, 2023
Green and Thin: Piaget Unveils New Polo Perpetual Calendar

Piaget has just launched a new Polo, seven years after its last update. Before we delve into the intricate details of the latest offering, Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Seven, let’s look at how Polo came into being in the first place.

Piaget‘s watches across all the collections often embody bold and creative designs, admired by the public.

In the 1970s, the watchmaking industry saw how the quartz movement from Japan disrupted business globally, with established mechanical movements finding themselves in a tight corner. This is often referred to as the quartz crisis of the 1970s. However, despite the upheaval, this decade witnessed experimentations with new designs and colours in the world of mechanical watches. Watch lovers saw such timeless pieces as Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet and Nautilus from Patek Philippe rising to the challenge and creating a niche for themselves. Many watchmakers introduced new collections to tackle the crisis. In the middle of all this, Polo from Piaget. was born. 

The Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar appears in a typical cushion-shaped stainless steel case with a flat round bezel.

Created by famous Swiss clockmaker Yves Piaget, the Polo became an icon in its own right with its integrated design aesthetics. Over the years, it has been adored by watch lovers all over the world. 

he hour and minute hands and the hour indices are coated with Super-LumiNova and shaped so that reading time in the dark is straightforward

The new  Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Seven, a 42 mm stainless steel watch, looks very much in contrast to the existing Polo timepieces. The case has a brushing on the bezel and the watch is winded via the crown at 3 o’clock. 

The new 1255P ultra-thin movement is based on the self-winding ultra-thin 1200P calibre from 2010, which itself is inspired by the 12P movement of 1960, the world’s thinnest at the time.

The watch gets a dark emerald green dial with horizontal gadroon patterns. There is a ‘day of the week’ subdial at 9 o’clock while month and leap year indicators appear inside a single dual-function register at 12 o’clock, along with a date subdial at 3 o’clock, a moonphase indication with the logo of Piaget and a ‘Perpetual Calendar’ at 6 o’clock. The timepiece gets baton-shaped hour markers, with sword-shaped central hour and minute hands, filled with Super-LumiNova.

The sapphire caseback will the wearer's observe that the micro-rotor of the Polo Perpetual Calendar is in blue blue, with circular Côtes de Genève,

Powering the new Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is the Calibre 1255P automatic movement with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Turning the watch over reveals the sapphire, skeleton caseback, with eight visible screws and a blue finished micro-rotor that is signed with Piaget’s logo. 

Also, for the first time, the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin gets a new SingleTouch interchangeable strap and a bracelet system with a deployant-style folding clasp. Water resistance is up to 30 metres.

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