Presented in 2020, the handsome Piaget Polo Skeleton represents the brand through and through. Ultra-thin, openworked, this exquisitely shaped watch already combined several key areas of expertise of the manufacture… with the notable exceptions of the language of gold and jewellery, as the watch was available only in steel! On the occasion of Watches & Wonders 2021, the brand now unveils four new versions with 18k gold cases and diamond setting.
One of only a handful of watch manufacturers equipped with its own gold foundry and precious metal case-making facility, Piaget has long been renowned for its expertise in crafting gold. Drawing on this savoir-faire, the brand now unveils four gold versions of its elegant Piaget Polo Skeleton.
The two first models are presented in 18k rose gold and diamond-set 18k white gold. These new editions use the same case as before, with dimensions that are identical to the steel versions – 42mm in diameter and 6.5mm in height. The bezel of the white gold version is set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds for a weight of 1.59 carats. Like other Piaget Polo Skeleton, these new gold versions are powered by the elegant and architectural Calibre Piaget 1200S1, wound by with a micro-rotor. The 2.4mm thin skeletonized movement features a dark blue finishing contrasting with the warm colour of the case.
Available as of September 2021, the two watches are presented on a blue alligator leather strap matching the colour of the movement. Thanks to a practical fast release system, you can change your strap and the personality of your watch in seconds with no tools. Price is set at CHF 43,100 for the rose gold version and CHF 58,500 for the diamond-set white gold version.
Piaget being Piaget, the Polo Skeleton is now also offered in high-jewellery, fully paved versions. In this instance, the case is just 7.99mm thick and it is set with 148 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.69 ct) and 60 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 2.70 cts), the crown set with1 rose-cut diamond (approx. 0.05 ct) and the flange set with 72 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 3.24 cts). Combining remarkable watchmaking and jewellery expertise, the movement is the skeletonised Calibre Piaget 1200D1, which carries 292 brilliant-cut diamonds and 11 brilliant-cut sapphires.
The watch is available either on an alligator leather strap with an 18k white gold folding clasp with 6 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 0.59 ct) or an 18k white gold bracelet with folding clasp set with 1,258 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 7.39 cts) and 184 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 8.28 cts). The price is of CHF 297,000 for the leather strap version. These fully paved models will be available as of April 2021.
For more information, please visit www.piaget.com.