Few expressions exist in the art of watchmaking more refined than that of “skeletonization”, the intricate reduction of dials and movements to the minimum necessary to reveal the true beating heart of watches in all their mechanical splendor.
To be able to combine extraordinary aesthetics and functional reliability, the creation of a squelette watch requires vision, trust, time and the great skill and experience of numerous specialists, and this is a sector in which the Maison Piaget has been a protagonist of this for fifty years. part. The latest adventure in the production of timepieces: an openworked version of the famous Piaget Polo, the innovative high-end sports watch created by Piaget in 1979.
To develop the Piaget Polo Skeleton, the House’s designers and engineers had to take into consideration the key aspects that make this model instantly recognizable, in particular the curved case topped by a round bezel, the coussin dial and the slim profile. However, the refinement of the Polo Skeleton required the creation of a case that was 30% thinner than existing versions and an evolution of the Piaget 1200S self-winding skeletonized movement powered by an off-center micro rotor engraved with the Piaget coat of arms.
The challenge was to maintain the bold and unmistakable look that gives the Piaget Polo its strong personality, while achieving an unprecedented mix of elegance, usability and comfort thanks to the thinnest case ever used for this model. Is the result? A true work of art to wear: a sports watch with a 42mm and 6.5mm thick steel case powered by the Manufacture Piaget 1200S1 self-winding movement – entirely developed and produced in-house – of only 2.4 mm.
Despite the intricate appearance of the components reduced to an essential size, the Polo Skeleton remains as robust, reliable and practical as the other models, with 44 hours of power reserve and water resistance up to three atmospheres. Even the integrated bracelet with shiny and satin “H” design, now synonymous with the Piaget Polo, has been revised to be easily interchangeable. This allows you to effortlessly replace it with the leather strap supplied with each watch, thus increasing its versatility and giving a further dimension to the already distinctive character of the Piaget Polo Skeleton.
PIAGET POLO SKELETON – ONE WATCH, TWO STYLES
The new Piaget Polo Skeleton is available in two absolutely unique models: the first with a Piaget Blue PVD movement, the second with a slate gray finish. In each version, the famous Piaget Polo case has been reduced to just 6.5 mm thick (thus almost 3 mm thinner than traditional models), while the openwork movement and even the hands have been worked to achieve maximum transparency. Finally, the transparent sapphire crystal caseback allows the meticulously crafted movement to be seen and appreciated on both sides of the timepiece.