Collection Piaget Polo FortyFive 2010
An even stronger sports watch collection in 2010
The Watch Quote™ - June 19th, 2010
La montre Piaget Polo FortyFive Automatique, édition 2010
The new Piaget Polo FortyFive with openworked dial – available as a chronograph or in a version with three hands and date display – carries within it the full DNA of the original FortyFive model. This timepiece exuding a sporty and contemporary spirit is an aesthetic reinterpretation of the Piaget Polo watch created in 1979. It features the same contrasting polished and satin-brushed finishes, along with seamless integration of the bracelet into the case, bracelet gadroons subtly echoing those on the case, an harmoniously curved case middle guaranteeing remarkable comfort on the wrist, and the iconic trapeze-shaped appliques. The case measuring 45 mm in titanium – as its name implies – is water-resistant to 100 metres. The latest Piaget Polo FortyFive, like the previous 2009 version, is distinguished by a daring combination of grade 5 titanium, vulcanised rubber and steel, while the transparent case-back enables one to admire the finishing of its mechanical movement designed, developed and produced in-house, like all mechanical movements equipping Piaget watches.
The Piaget Polo FortyFive chronograph version houses Calibre 880P, a mechanical self-winding movement with vertical clutch. In addition to the chronograph and its flyback function, this movement drives the hours, minutes, small seconds, date display and a 24-hour time-zone indication. Thanks to its twin barrels, its power reserve lasts a full 50 hours with the chronograph in operation. Meanwhile, the second version is equipped with mechanical self-winding 800P powering the hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. Representing the classic Piaget signature, the finishing of these two movements is entirely in harmony with the prestigious codes of fine watchmaking: bevelled bridges with hand-drawn sides and surfaces adorned with circular Côtes de Genève, a circular-grained mainplate, blued screws, a balance with adjustment screws and a black PVD-coated oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat-of-arms.
In addition to the contrasts between light-coloured metal and black rubber, polished steel and satin-brushed titanium, the new Piaget Polo FortyFive with its openworked dial is endowed with a technical touch thanks to its dial featuring multiple openings providing a view of the mechanism with the black PVD-treated circular-grained mainplate and the date disc. The numerals, hour-markers and parts are entwined in a multidimensional ensemble in which every effort has been made to maintain excellent readability of the information. The presence of bright red accents – hands, transfers, hour-markers – stands out particularly well against the openworked dial with its black and metallic shades. Visibility in the dark is ensured by the hour-markers coated with a luminescent material. The model exudes a resolutely technical and sporting aura imbued with understated and virile elegance. Issued in limited series of 500, each of the two new Piaget Polo FortyFive versions is available on a rubber strap fitted with a steel folding clasp enabling summer/winter adjustment.
The Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady pink Gold
Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady
Men obviously don’t have a monopoly on sporting and casual elegance, which is why the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget is enriching its collection this year by unveiling a feminine version of the Piaget Polo FortyFive. Conceived and developed in the same sporting chic spirit as its masculine alter ego – and with the same ergonomic feel and comfort on the wrist – the new Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady nonetheless radiates its own inherently sensual temperament.
The Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady is a watch that can genuinely be worn in all circumstances. With its round shape, its case that is water-resistant to 50 metres and its comfortable and sturdy rubber strap, one can easily imagine it on the wrist of a young, sporty woman playing a tennis match or at the helm of a sailboat. The combination of a gold case, a dial with a refined yet contemporary design and a white rubber strap, also lends it an aura of elegance that is ideal for a cocktail or a shopping spree. And finally, with the brilliant-cut diamonds adorning its bezel and dial, and the finely satin-brushed and polished surfaces of its gadrooned case, it has all the assets of a smart, dressy watch that will look great with an evening gown. Equipped with a Piaget quartz movement, the Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady is a watch featuring a style and character that mean it is up to all manner of bold challenges.
The latest feminine sport-chic model from Piaget features a curving 38 mm-diameter case in white or pink gold, enhanced by a diamond-set bezel. The Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady is also distinguished by a subtle alliance between the precious nature of gold and diamonds, and the relaxed and ultra-feminine style of the perfectly integrated white rubber strap. The dial is the epitome of refinement and femininity, featuring a central circle of gold curving appliques pointing either towards luminescent facetted hour-markers tipped with a diamond, or to one of the three luminescent Arabic numerals characteristic of the Piaget Polo collection. The case features the collection’s typical gadroons accentuating the line’s classic alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes.