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Piaget Polo Date timepieces mark Piaget 150th anniversary #WatchesandWonders2024

15 April 2024

By Peter Vossner

Piaget celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and turns its attention to its Piaget Polo watch. Launched in 1979. when the sport-chic era was in full swing, at a time when integrated steel bracelets reigned supreme, Yves Piaget took a gamble by launching a versatile watch that was both sophisticated and timeless, which embodied the Maison’s core values. 

Before 1979, people wore a “Piaget”, referring to their watch by the name of the Maison as they did with all haute couture. From 1979 onwards, they wore a Piaget Polo, simply decorated with gadroons shining on the bracelet and the dial. This marked the birth of a new era, a new lifestyle and a true icon of the watchmaking world that has stood the test of time.

In 2024, the Maison is unveiling a duo of Piaget Polo Date watches, limited to 300 pieces each. One is a 42 mm with a brown strap, while the other is a 36 mm version with a beige strap, set with 91 brilliant-cut diamonds. These two watches serve to bridge the gap between the very first model in the Piaget Polo collection and the recent success of the Piaget Polo Date with a rubber strap. In fact, this is the first time the 36 mm version has appeared with a rubber strap, having previously only been available with a metal bracelet or a leather strap.

Giving a nod to the signature gadroons on the original Piaget Polo, the dials of these two collector’s timepieces – the 42 mm powered by the Manufacture self-winding mechanical movement 1110P and the 36 mm by the 500P1 movement – display the same stunning play of materials as their ancestor.

This Extraleganza heritage, a blend of elegance and extravagance, was also key to the decision to offer a duo of timepieces. These watches pay homage to the couples’ offers beloved by Yves Piaget, who never tired of imagining new His & Hers versions of the Piaget Polo. The most precious model can be worn by both women and men, with this versatility being standard practice in the world today.

These two versions of the Piaget Polo, a watch resolutely of its time, differ in the colour of their straps, their sizes and their gem settings, yet feature the same hands. On both models, rose gold-coloured hands brighten the steel case, with the second hand bearing the inscription “150”. This detail adds unique charm to this watch, truly a collector’s edition. Three hundred pieces of each will be made to mark the Maison’s 150th anniversary celebrations on a high note, with many more surprises to come.

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