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Piaget Polo Field Returns to Its Steel Sports Watch Roots

Piaget Polo Field G0A48022

The Piaget Polo is an intriguing beast. It doesn’t necessarily grab headlines in the same way that a Patek Philippe Nautilus or Audemars Piguet Royal Oak might, but it’s quietly one of the nicest sports luxe watches out there. Recently Piaget has been exploring the Polo collection in green with the launch of the Polo Date Green, Polo Skeleton Green and the Polo Perpetual Calendar Emerald. Joining that verdant lineup is the new Piaget Polo Field.

Conceptually, the Polo Field takes the design right back to its roots. It forgoes high complications or precious metals in favour of being a steel sports watch designed for everyday wear. The 42mm steel case with its circular shape, broad bezel and porthole shaped dial is beautifully elegant while being robust and scratch resistant.

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Focussing in on that dial and we see that it has a dark green colour inspired by the well-maintained lawns of the West Palm Beach polo fields. It was at West Palm Beach where the Polo World Cup was rebranded as the Piaget World Cup in the 1980s, coinciding with the model’s original launch. An additional reference to the lawns can be seen in the thickening of the gadroons (horizontal engraved lines) in the centre of the dial, which reflect the iconic stripes of a polo field.

Piaget Polo Field G0A48022
Piaget Polo Field G0A48022

The contrasting widths of the gadroons makes for a more intricate pattern, adding visual freshness to the piece, without deviating from its relatively understated nature. The date window at 6 o’clock, the wedge-shaped indexes and the lume-filled hands are all classic Polo but they feel refreshed thanks to the updated dial. As does the interchangeable rubber strap, which now blends into the design even better as the thicker gadroon width was designed to exactly match the texture of the strap.

Powering this watch is the Piaget Manufacture 1110P automatic movement with hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. It has solid specs, operating with a frequency of 28.800 vph and a power reserve of 50-hours. Through the sapphire exhibition caseback you can admire the circular Côtes de Genève finishing on the rotor as well as the circular graining, sunray brushing and bevelled edges of the mainplate, wheels and bridges respectively.

Piaget Polo Field G0A48022

As for the price, the Piaget Polo Field is £11,500, putting it in the middle of the 10k-13k range that steel Polos typically occupy. By virtue of this fact, it’s also the lowest price green Polo available with the various gold and haute horology versions sitting at £20,000+. To be honest, if you hid the prices from me, I’d probably pick the Polo Field anyway. It truly captures the core aspects of what makes the Polo an icon.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Piaget Polo Field
  • Ref: G0A48022
  • Case/dial: 42mm diameter x 9.4mm thickness, stainless steel case with green dial
  • Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
  • Movement: Piaget calibre 1110P, automatic, 25 jewels, 180 parts
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 50h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Strap: Green rubber
  • Price/availability: £11,500

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.