Piaget‘s watches throughout all of the collections typically embody daring and artistic designs, admired by the general public. Nonetheless, the model’s watchmaking historical past is rooted in creating authentic and high-precision actions. Since 1874, the manufacture has been producing actions for its watches, and it has been a provider of probably the most complicated “engines” for a lot of eminent watch manufacturers in Switzerland. For connoisseurs and amateurs alike, Piaget is usually synonymous with ultra-thin mechanical actions. The Piaget Polo assortment began its life as a sporty various, however just lately moved into ultra-thin watchmaking, with the Polo Skeleton. It’s now joined by a brand new high-end mannequin, the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Extremely-Skinny.
When half a century in the past, in 1979, Piaget launched the Polo watch; it was outfitted with a 7P quartz calibre. Polo was a stunning must-have stylish piece within the Eighties, and since then has turn into the image of excellent temper, refined model, a delicate sense of magnificence, and an expensive life-style. The Polo assortment advanced through the years and was just lately up to date, however complication-wise supplied the time-and-date and the chronograph solely and a newly added ultra-thin skeleton. Right this moment, we welcome a perpetual calendar to the Polo household of ultra-thin watches, with a moon section show.
Perpetual calendars could be present in different Piaget collections, however it’s the first time a mechanical QP enters the Polo line. Lately, a QP in Polo FortyFive and Gouverneur collections employed the automated calibre 855P, and Polo Emperador housed the 856P. For the brand new watch, Piaget developed a brand new calibre. The brand new 1255P ultra-thin motion relies on the self-winding ultra-thin 1200P calibre from 2010, impressed by the launched in 1960 world-thinnest on the time 12P motion. The 1200P was and nonetheless is without doubt one of the thinnest actions with automated winding, measuring solely 2.35mm, and powers watches in the Altiplano assortment.
Suppose you flip over the Altiplano and the brand new Polo Perpetual. In that case, the sapphire caseback will allow you to observe two equivalent pictures; solely the micro-rotor of the QP is embellished in a different way. It’s blue, with round Côtes de Genève, and there are fewer markings across the Piaget coat of arms. You guessed it proper, the distinction between the 1255P and the 1200P is the perpetual calendar module with a moon-phase mechanism beneath the dial, and it provides just a bit over 1.5mm to the motion top, to a complete of 4mm. 1255P will present the watch with about 42 hours of energy reserve and beats to a frequency of 21,600 vibrations/hour, and it’s mechanically programmed to point out the right day-date-month and the intercalary year till the yr 2100.
The Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar seems in a typical cushion-shaped chrome steel case with a flat spherical bezel, 42mm in diameter and eight.65mm skinny, with water resistance as much as 30m. For comparability, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Extremely-Skinny is 41mm x 6.30mm, and the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar is 5.80mm tall. The three fashions are distinctive and complex of their aesthetics and presentation of the basic complication, and outright lovely, skilfully executed, a feast for anybody’s eyes. However I digress.
The dial of the brand new Piaget mannequin is emerald inexperienced (the color inexperienced is acquainted to the gathering), horizontally striped – a.ok.a gadroon sample – with perpetual calendar sub-counters at 3 o’clock for the date, at 9 o’clock for the weekday, and for the present month at 12 o’clock, with a tiny intercalary year indicator built-in within the month subdial. The moon section window is positioned at 6 o’clock. To steadiness the format, Piaget’s designers opted for the flat ring with a “perpetual calendar” designation, with the “Piaget” textual content emblem and the moon section contained in the circle. The hour and minute arms and the hour indices are Tremendous LumiNova coated and formed in order that studying time at midnight is simple – to be taught what day it’s, you would need to wait until the solar will get up.
The Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Extremely-Skinny options the brand new interchangeable SingleTouch system to simply substitute the built-in H-link metal bracelet, because the mannequin additionally comes with a rubber strap – a sensible system that incorporates a pusher on the again, between the lugs. Each bracelet and the strap present variations of the gadroons sample on the dial – as you possibly can see, the bracelet has been barely redesigned in comparison with the Piaget Polo Skeleton (principally the mid-links)
This lovely watch, which will likely be a part of the everlasting assortment and isn’t restricted, will set you again EUR 60,500, which is loads. Nonetheless, coming from a model with extraordinary watchmaking prowess that has been setting developments and supporting extravagant and harmonious existence, it’s at the least to be admired.
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