Piaget Scores with Polo FortyFive

  • Laurie Kahle

Thirty years after its debut, Piaget’s Polo collection has undergone another face-lift. With a refreshed and updated outlook, the Polo FortyFive (named for its upsized 45mm dimension) delivers contemporary sporty style in keeping with the brand’s elegant persona. The four new models carry on the design signature of combining brushed and polished finishes, though they represent a break from Piaget tradition by utilizing titanium, steel, and rubber—materials that the brand previously eschewed. Consequently, the standard automatic ($11,900) and chronograph ($17,900) are priced well below Piaget’s average. And there’s real value in the manufacture’s in-house 800P and 880P movements, the latter of which is an impressive flyback chronograph with a column wheel and a vertical coupling clutch. Next year, the ladies can look forward to a Polo FortyFive of their own. (877.874.2438, www.piaget.com)

From Around the Web...
Upcoming Baselworld launches and earlier releases from SIHH prove the vintage-inspired trend is far...
The masters of haute horlogerie continue to impress through the first quarter of 2017…
Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT
The vibrant navy case of the new GMT dive watch might just help you shake those blues...
We took a minute away from the contest to decide which of our favorite watches paired best with the...
Sarpaneva Korona K0 Daredevil Dawn
Stepan Sarpaneva’s new model is a nod to risk takers and his early passion for motorcycles…
The brand expands Laureato line with a unisex 38 mm size and new case and bracelet options…
George Bamford
Robb Report sits down with George Bamford of Bamford Watch department for a closer look at some of...
DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite
As meteorite watches continue to grow in popularity, De Bethune releases its own unique take on the...
The ultramodern timepiece’s clear case shows off one of watchmaking’s oldest movement constructions…
Angelus U21 Tourbillon
Building on the U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon, the new releases feature mainplates made from carbon...