Piaget Polo S Steel in Metropolis
With a slogan “Play a Different Game”, Piaget introduces the latest Piaget Polo S collection. Cased in steel and equipped with an in-house movement, the watch is bestowed a distinctive case shape mingling the metropolis aesthetics, and more importantly, a new entry level for the brand.
The Piaget Polos S is the very first all-steel watch collection. Featuring an ingenious “shape-within-shape” design, the watch epitomises the Manufacture’s years of sheer mastery in watchmaking. The “shape-within-shape” design means combining two different shapes in a case, which is always Piaget’s strong suit. Before examining the new Piaget Polo S watches, let’s take a look on the “shape-within-shape” design in different collections, and the history of the Piaget Polo collection.
First released in 1979, the Piaget Polo collection was inspired by polo game. Thanks to its distinguishing shape, the piece adorned with alternating polish and satin-finish earned the admiration among celebrities and socialites, while the integrating design of the case and bracelet made the round watch look as if an oval-shaped case. When the Piaget Polo family marked its 30th Anniversary, the brand created the Piaget Polo FortyFive collection to celebrate. It featured the similar contrasting polish and satin-brushed finish and came with a more comfortable case integrating the bracelet. Not only was the diameter of the case, FortyFive represented also the average duration of a Polo match. So you can see Piaget held a deep connection and fascination with polo.
The Piaget Polo’s “shape-within-shape” design was not that manifest until 1994, the year Piaget released the Emperador Coussin collection. The watch was no longer rectangular and given a new round case marrying a cushion-shaped dial. The concept is quite in line with the newest Piaget Polo S collection. The Manufacture, in 2012, took another step forward in revisiting the Gouverneur collection and turned it into a round watch with an elliptical dial. The new women’s collection Limelight Stella released last year bears very similar shape as the Gouverneur watches and it obviously shows the “shape-within-shape” is one of the quintessential designs of the Manufacture.
History of “Shape-Within-Shape”
The Piaget Polo watch released in 1979.
The Emperador Coussin 1270S Ultra-thin Tourbillon Automatic Skeleton was introduced in 2015.
The brand in 2009 created the Piaget Polo FortyFive collection to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Piaget Polo family.
Launeded in 2015, the Limelight Stella is created exclusively for women.
The Gouverneur collection was bestowed a new look in 2012.
Drawing of Piaget Polo S.
The star of this year: the Piaget Polo S collection.
The Brand New Steel Timepieces
In July, Piaget held a global launch event in New York with which the brand had a particular association. It was here in 1985 that the Piaget polo team celebrated the watch by riding down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Thus, there could be no greater city or place for Piaget to celebrate the legacy of the original Piaget Polo with the launch of a new watch.
Stainless steel is commonly used in watchmaking, but not in Piaget’s manufacture. As a prestigious watchmaker and jeweller, Piaget has created almost every watch in precious metals for 142 years. The only exception is a steel watch created in 2001. This year, the brand makes an unprecedented move of unveiling its first all-steel collection. The watches inherit the interplay of alternating polish and satin-finish from its predecessor Piaget Polo. Yet, the change is far beyond merely in material, but also a newly designed 42mm case. The Piaget Polo S features a cushion-shaped dial nestled within a round case, clearly another “shape-within-shape” scenario and melding contemporary style and classic design.
The Piaget Polo S is available in two versions: a time-only with date and a chronograph. The former housing the 1110P automatic movement comes with a silver, blue or slate grey dial, while the latter housing 1160P automatic movement with a silver or blue dial. For the piece comes in steel, it does keep the price to a more accessible level. As a new entry level for the brand, the 3-hander is priced about $80,000 and the chronograph about $100,000. It is no doubt a pretty good deal to watch lovers. More importantly, the watches have already hit stores.
The Piaget Polo S with slate grey dial.
The Piaget Polo S with blue dial.
The Piaget Polo S with white dial.
functions：hours, minutes, seconds, date
The Piaget Polo S with blue dial.
functions：hours, minutes, chronograph, date