Piaget is a bit of a hit or miss brand for me. To be honest, I think most people find it to be a little hit or miss. They have some fantastic watches, virtually the entire Altiplano line and some of the ladies pieces too, and they have some that don’t perhaps get the respect they deserve. The Polo S line has pretty much always sat in this segment, and the current one has been divisive over its mish-mash of shapes in an attempt to be different which end up making a surprisingly familiar looking watch anyway. The new Polo S watch here has a green dial and a new look, but is it the same story as before?
The watch’s dial has received a new paint job. It’s now a green colour, not a particularly bright green like Rolex uses, but it’s pleasant and mellow. I’d say it’s enough to get the job done, but not a significant standout. My colour vision (which is admittedly poor) thinks the dial is grey, but I only get to see press photos. Perhaps in real life, the green is more stand out.
Nevertheless, the dial has also received 18k rose gold touches. The hands, markers and the edge of the date window are now in 18k rose gold, and they balance out the cool of the green dial and steel case. You’ll also find that lume has been applied to the hands and markers to make this watch practical.
Inside the watch is the calibre 1110P, and automatic movement notable for its black rotor and circular Côtes de Genève finishing. It has a 4Hz beat rate and a 48-hour power reserve which are the norm for watches these days. It’s a fine looking movement and is based upon the architecture from the Cartier 1904-PS MC movement, which can be found in the Calibre de Cartier line, the Drive de Cartier, a couple of the Tank MC watches and even in the Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Selfwinding in which it’s called the calibre 1326. So, a strong movement with a range of applications and finishes. This is a bought-in movement, but they got a good one, so no marks down for that.
This new Polo S is limited to 888 pieces worldwide and retails for €12,600.
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