If you know anything about Piaget Replica, you know they are a serious and true manufacture with some notable achievements. From the ultra-thin 9P movement developed in 1957, to being one of the first major Swiss replica watches houses to use the Beta-21 movement, to their more recent ultra-slim introductions, they have a small but dedicated following among serious watch lovers. What you may not know about is the Polo, a solid gold watch released in 1979 with truly the epitome of jet-set chic in the late 70s. This heavy metal timepiece weighed 130 grams and was powered by the then-prestigious 7P quartz movement (gone are the days where quartz was considered prestigious). The Polo was the watch to own and wear in the 1980s, and in fact, made up for one-third of Piaget’s replica watch sales.
The Polo has continued to be a part of Piaget’s collection, but with little fanfare. Today, that changes. Say hello to the Piaget Polo S (the S stands for steel, the style of the watch, and that it is a signature of the brand). The new and improved version of the Polo is different in many ways, all while maintaining the same sporty elegance that was so loved in the first version.
The time-only version is powered by a newly developed in-house movement, the automatic caliber 1110P. It is 9.4 mm thick and features a date at 6 o’clock with center seconds. Piaget has always been ahead of the trends with their movements, and it is nice to see that they continue to create new movements for their new watches, like the Polo S.
The same goes for the new chronograph, which is fitted with a new automatic caliber 1160P movement, and features a two-register dial layout with date at 6 o’clock. Furthermore, both watches come with a polished steel bracelet with integrated folding clasp, and clearly aimed squarely at the luxury sports watch market dominated by AP’s Royal Oak and Patek’s Nautilus.
The Polo S Automatic retails for $9,350 and the Polo S Chronograph retails for $12,400. This is a somewhat disruptive price for a watch of this caliber, and it’s clear the Polo S marks a big push into the younger segment for the traditional Swiss brand. For more information on Piaget you can visit their website here.