There are things that are too good to not to repeat. The Piaget Polo is one of them. Remember the '80s... or at least, how people describe the '80s? Bold colours, birth of pop culture, MTV... it was a vibrant time where Swiss watchmaker, Yves Piaget noticed the shifting change of his clients.
He saw sports becoming commonplace and decided to follow the rabbit and create a a sport line, one that combines elegance with sporty sophistication. Thus the Piaget Polo and 45 years later, in the same year, when the House celebrates its 150th anniversary, we see the return of the improved model, now called the Piaget Polo 79.
Originally crafted to withstand the rigours of the polo field by day and later for the nightlife, the primary version was one with the bracelet integrated into the case; with the engraved horizontal lines—gadroons. The latest iteration is a faithful tribute to its predecessor, this time as an 18K gold watch (case, bracelet, dial and so-on) that weighs close to 200g. The finish is nice to the touch and the watch measures at 38mm wide and 7.45mm thick. But beneath its opulent exterior is an in-house self-winding 1200P1 calibre to replace the quartz calibre.
Using a micro-rotor, it has 44 hours of power reserve, the Polo 79's dial is clean. "Piaget" sits at 12 o'clock and the brushed gold hands are enough to tell time. And really, the Piaget Polo 79 in its simple glory is more than enough.