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Piaget Release New Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Steel with Emerald Dial

Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin

When we talk sports luxe, it’s often the Genta-designed legends that come to mind first, such as the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. However, another sports luxe legend born during the 60s and 70s is the Piaget Polo, a characterful wristwatch with a stylish porthole dial with a gadroon pattern in a round case. Now, Piaget have introduced the latest version of the Polo, which features a classic haute horological complication: the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Steel.

The new watch has a 42mm diameter case in stainless steel that follows the traditional Polo design. Plus, as Piaget have always striven towards thinness with models like the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, they’ve made the Polo just 8.65mm thick. That’s pretty impressive given the complexity of a perpetual calendar.

Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin

However, while perpetual calendars are complicated, Piaget have done a great job of displaying the overwhelming amount of information displayed in a clear and easy to read manner. There are a trio of subdials across the emerald green gadroon dial, displaying the date, month (with leap year indicator) and days of the week, each supremely legible in bright white.

Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Stainless Steel

There’s also a moonphase aperture at 6 o’clock. Admittedly, it hasn’t exactly revolutionised perpetual calendar displays, but in that gorgeous shade of green, it’s one of the most attractive.

Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin

Housed beneath that emerald dial is the new 1255P Calibre, which is just 4mm thick thanks to the use of technology like a micro-rotor. Specs-wise it has a frequency of 21,600 vph and a power reserve of 42-hours, which are solid. Although the most impressive aspect is, of course, the perpetual calendar function that won’t need adjustment until the year 2100.

Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin

Priced at £53,000, it’s on the more expensive side of steel watches, although between the finesse of the calibre and the drop-dead beauty of the dial, it’s a price that makes sense. Especially as it’s a watch to last a lifetime, literally.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
  • Ref: G0A48005
  • Case/dial: 42mm diameter x 8.65mm thickness, stainless steel case, emerald green dial with gadroons pattern
  • Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)
  • Movement: Piaget calibre 1255 (based on 1200P), automatic, in-house, 25 jewels
  • Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 42h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, perpetual calendar, moonphase
  • Strap: H shaped stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp with additional green rubber strap
  • Price/availability: £53,000

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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.