All of Piaget’s watch collections frequently feature eye-catching, daring designs that are well-liked by the general public. However, the brand has a history of producing unique, highly accurate movements.
The manufacturer has been producing movements for its watches since 1874, and it has supplied many prestigious Swiss watch brands with their most intricate “engines.” Piaget is frequently considered to be synonymous with extremely thin mechanical movements among experts and novices alike.
With the Polo Skeleton, the Piaget Polo collection recently made the transition from sporty alternative to ultra-thin watchmaking. The Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is a new high-end model that has recently joined the illustrious family.
The Polo, a sporty-chic timepiece with a 7P quartz calibre, was introduced by Piaget in 1979. In the 1980s, the Polo was a must-have item and has since come to represent sophisticated style, a delicate sense of beauty, and an opulent way of life.
The Polo collection has changed over time and was recently updated, but in terms of complications, it only offered the time-and-date and chronograph functions, as well as a recently added ultra-thin skeleton. Today, the Polo family of incredibly thin watches with moon phase displays welcomes a perpetual calendar.
Other Piaget collections contain perpetual calendars, but this is the first mechanical QP to appear in the Polo line. Recently, the automatic calibre 855P was used by a QP in the Polo FortyFive and Gouverneur collections, and the 856P was kept in the Polo Emperador.
Piaget created a new calibre specifically for the new watch. The 2010 self-winding ultra-thin 1200P calibre, which was in turn inspired by the 1960 12P movement, the thinnest in the world at the time, served as the foundation for the new 1255P ultra-thin movement. The 1200P measuring just 2.35mm is a self-winding watch with one of the tiniest automatic movements in the Altiplano collection.
The Piaget coat of arms has fewer markings and is blue with a circular Côtes de Genève. The perpetual calendar module with a moon phase mechanism under the dial, which raises the movement height by just over 1.5mm to a total of 4mm, distinguishes the 1255P from the 1200P.
The 1255P gives the watch a power reserve of about 42 hours. It has a 21,600-vibrations-per-hour heartbeat and is mechanically programmed to display the correct day, date, and month as well as the leap year up until 2100.
THE EMERALD GREEN DIAL
The new Piaget model has an emerald green dial with horizontal stripes. It has perpetual calendar sub-counters for the date, weekday, and current month, with a tiny leap year indicator built into the month sub-dial, at 3 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and 12 o’clock, respectively.
The moon phase window is situated at the hour mark of six. The flat ring with a “perpetual calendar” designation, the “Piaget” text logo, and the moon phase were chosen by Piaget’s designers as a way to balance the design.
(Photo: PIAGET POLO WITH SUPER-LUMINOVA)
Super-LumiNova is used to coat the hour and minute hands as well as the hour indices, making it simple to read the time in low light. So you don’t have to wait until sunrise to find out what day it is.
AN INTERCHANGEABLE BRACELET
(Photo: PIAGET POLO INTERCHANGEABLE BRACELET)
The Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin has the new swappable SingleTouch system, which uses a practical system with pushers on the back between the lugs to replace the integrated H-link steel bracelet. The model also comes with a rubber strap. Variations of the gadroons pattern on the dial can be seen on both the bracelet and the strap.
Coming from a company with extraordinary watchmaking talent that has been influencing fashion and promoting lavish and harmonious lifestyles, this exquisite timepiece is a must have. Do order yours today on the Piaget website.