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On The Wrist: Road Testing The Piaget Polo S

Piaget Polo S

The following article has been sponsored by Piaget

Watches from Piaget have always been associated with timeless elegance combined with the most enduring watchmaking techniques from the past.

“The ‘S’ stands for Steel, Style and Signature of the brand as it re-interprets the meaning of casual elegance for Piaget.”

The manufacture hailing from La Côte-aux-Fées in the mountains of Switzerland has undoubtedly made its mark in the world of horology, most notably with its record-breaking thin watches which set the benchmark for timepieces worn in a formal setting.

The brand’s thin repertoire is impressive to say the least, holding records for the thinnest automatic movement, thinnest mechanical watch and thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph movement just to name a few.

For Piaget, the Polo collection has been one of its sportier designs which originated back in 1979. In 2016, we witnessed first hand at the star-studded New York launch how the collection has been revitalised for a new generation in the Piaget Polo S.

Behind A Signature Design

The Piaget Polo S represents a new direction for the brand, being the only watch from the brand to be executed in steel, and only in steel.

The “S” stands for Steel, Style and Signature of the brand as it re-interprets the meaning of casual elegance for Piaget. The first thing that is noticeable about the watch is it’s “shape within a shape” case design – a round 42mm stainless steel case with a cushion-shaped dial, featuring a horizontal guilloche pattern, baton markers and sword-shaped hands.

The dial is unmistakably sporty and utilitarian, with the markers and hands filled with SuperLuminova and the date situated at 6 o’clock.

The case is a marvel of brushed and polished finishes, with horizontal brushing along the bezel and a polished case. This contrast in finishes continues down to the bracelet which is hand assembled with horizontal brushing on the middle links and polishing on the outer links. The result is watch which exudes a feel of sporting chic that is also supremely versatile in its execution.

The Piaget Polo S collection comprises of five models, three watches featuring Hours, Minutes, Seconds and Date, and another two with a Chronograph and Date.

The time-only watch is available with dials in a silvered, blue or slate grey dial, whilst the chronograph is available with a blue or a silvered dial.

Precision In A Movement

The time-only watch houses the 1110P movement, and the chronograph model is equipped with the 1160P movement, both developed and assembled by the manufacture at La Côte-aux-Fées which is the very birthplace of the brand’s movements.

The Piaget Polo S continues the tradition of fine watchmaking and the movements housed within the collections are further evidence of the brand’s rich watchmaking pedigree.

Final Thoughts

The latest watches really lend themselves to versatility, with their sporty, yet elegant styling able to transcend dress codes and dress styles with ease.

As ambassador Ryan Reynolds said about the Polo S: “One of the things I have in common…is the idea (of relaxed luxury) that what you wear with a tuxedo, you can also wear with casual clothes”.

And the man is not wrong. We certainly agree that the Piaget Polo S is a watch that can be worn in nearly, if not, on all occasions.

If there is one watch from 2016 that you can take with you anywhere and anytime, it’s the Piaget Polo S. Strong contenders for an everyday timepiece has always been about chic styling and high watchmaking, timeless qualities which the Piaget Polo S collection possesses.