In the nineties the Piaget Polo was a symbol of wealth, opulence and indulgence. It had its run for a good 10 years and since then has faded away no matter how much press they have received in print, movies, etc.
Recently Piaget have released a NEW collection of Polo watches in stainless steel for a younger audience. This should change the game and reinvigorate this icon into a relevant watch that’s here to stay.
Most people forget that Piaget is a brand thats owned by the Richemont Group and they are in house manufacturer. The NEW Piaget Polo comes in two different versions. One is a three handed time and date model in 42 mm, automatic, with silver, slate grey and blue dial options. The other is a chronograph in a 42 mm chronograph automatic with a silver or blue dial options The time and date version will retail for $9,350 while the chronograph will retail for $12,400. I know a chronograph is more complicated than a time and date version. However at over 3 grand more I would much rather have a Rolex steel Daytona and I am not really a fan of this watch.
Both versions come with new in house manufactured movements. In the time and date is the Piaget in-house caliber 1110P and in the chronograph is the Piaget in-house caliber 1160P with chronograph complication. Both watches are fitted on a very nice brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet.
The styling is much more modern and stream lines and have the look of a Patek Nautilus. Piaget is a great brand that has been around for a long time. I really hope this NEW collection of Polo watches can breath back some life into the brand. Only time will tell.