In 1979, Piaget unveiled a timepiece that would go on to define an era – the Piaget Polo. As the Maison celebrates its 150th anniversary, the iconic watch makes a triumphant return as the Piaget Polo 79, reaffirming its status as a symbol of luxury and style. Born out of a changing lifestyle landscape where elegance seamlessly merged with athleticism, the Piaget Polo captured the essence of the 1980s and continues to resonate with today’s discerning clientele.
Yves Piaget, the visionary behind the Polo, recognized the evolving demands of his clientele. No longer satisfied with just dress watches, customers sought timepieces that could accompany them in their active lifestyles. The Piaget Polo was the Maison’s answer – a watch that blended sophistication with sports functionality. Waterproof, shockproof, and crafted entirely in 18-carat gold, it was the epitome of luxury sportsmanship.
What set the Piaget Polo apart was its meticulous design. From the alternating polished gadroon and brushed block links of the bracelet to the seamless integration with the case and dial, every detail exuded elegance and craftsmanship. It was a watch that effortlessly transitioned from the Polo Clubs of Palm Beach to the vibrant nightlife of New York City’s iconic venues like Studio 54.
Beyond its stunning aesthetics, the Piaget Polo boasted cutting-edge technology. Equipped with ultra-thin movements, both mechanical and quartz, it represented the pinnacle of watchmaking innovation. The self-winding calibre 1200P1, housed within the Piaget Polo 79, pays homage to its heritage while embracing modern preferences for in-house movements and slightly enlarged case sizes.
Throughout its history, the Piaget Polo has undergone various iterations, from round to square, gem-set to bi-color gold, catering to diverse tastes. Yet, at its core, it remains true to the original vision of elegance in motion. The Piaget Polo 79 returns to its roots, maintaining the timeless allure that has captivated enthusiasts for decades.
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