The new Piaget Polo S Green Dial Limited Edition is one of those watches that surprises me; because of its striking tone, but since Piaget won’t consolidate it as a perpetual individual from the assortment. The Polo S assortment was presented in 2016, and caused somewhat of a stir because of its design, as Brice stated in his article . After the underlying discussion (kid do we just LOVE every one of these discussions in the watch community) the watch started to speak for itself, as Tom clarified in his article , and Piaget chose to grow the assortment. First with a dark DLC version we saw live here . It surely gave the watch a more tense look, yet Piaget chose to restrict the creation to 888 pieces (a number that is obviously proposed for the Chinese market, since 888 resembles a 777 for Westerners). Presently we have this green version and, alas, indeed it is a restricted release of 500 pieces. Furthermore, that is a genuine shame because I think it is the best version so far.
And I say it is the best not just because it is the nicest (which is always a far from being obviously true matter), but since it fits comfortably with the target of the assortment: a sports watch with a rich pass into the conventional world. In any case, perhaps considerably more significant is the way that it fits surprisingly better with the inventive history of Piaget, in which green is one of the fetish colours.
A PASSION FOR GREEN
Piaget has always made watches and gems playing with striking colors, be it from enamel or from stones. View The Piaget Altiplano Automatic “Back To Basics” to see a prime (and truly desirable) model. The use of energetic green malachite, that semi-precious stone we as a whole like because of its singularity and warmth, is trademark Piaget.
The dial on the Piaget Polo S Green Dial is reminiscent of the malachite in any case, since the lines of the dial are engraved, the play with light gives it a personality that is altogether different from stone. With its 42mm steel case and unmistakable bezel, the watch does not lose a touch of its masculinity – regardless of whether it is still seductive for ladies too.
It must be noticed that the watch is just 9.4mm in tallness, a significant detail that allows the watch to be worn with more conventional clothing under a shirt sleeve. It is not as if the target of the watch is to pass by unseen (a remarkable opposite, really), however the watch must realize how to submit to the master when he demands discretion. That’s where the case thickness comes right into it. It is also waterproof to 100 meters, which goes well with the sporty spirit.
A Caliber WITH A COAT OF ARMS
If we turn the watch around, the sapphire crystal allows a perspective on the slim 1110P type, made by Piaget for the Polo S. It is a programmed development that ticks at 4Hz during 50 hours, which is sufficient on the off chance that we need to give the watch a rest for the end of the week. No surprises in the enhancement division, with round Côtes de Genève both on the bridges and the rotor, which gladly displays the Piaget Coat of Arms. Unexpectedly, I don’t think there is some other brand with an escutcheon. What’s more, in the event that I am permitted one more digression, Piaget is the solitary brand with a rose named after Yves Piaget.
The Piaget Polo S Green Dial comes with a green crocodile strap and a collapsing clasp. In my view, the green strap gives the watch a very 1970s vibe, a sensation I don’t figure Piaget would disapprove because it recalls the brilliant years of the brand when everything was about striking cool designs that were beautiful and rich. The watch has a cost of EUR 8,800. Let’s see if Piaget will use the same tone for the chronograph version. Gracious, and coincidentally: at this moment there is no GMT in the entire Piaget assortment; who knows whether the Polo will get the complication at any point in the near future? More data at Piaget.com .