The Piaget Polo collection has long been a benchmark in the world of high-end sports watches, and the latest release of the Skeleton and Date references with green dials are elegantly eye-catching. We’ve seen a lot of green dial watches released over the last couple of years, but this new offering from Piaget elevates the colour to a new level of sporty sophistication that will look as great as it does in the office as it does in the great outdoors.
Green is definitely having a moment in the watch world, joining blue as an alternative to more conservative white or black dials. You can quickly understand why, as green delivers a similar touch of colour that a casual blue dial might serve up, without being as attention seeking as an orange or yellow dial.
Within Piaget’s green Polo watches is the skeletonised dial in stainless steel, as well as a solid green dial cased in 18k rose gold. Despite the differences in materials, the complexity of creating the skeletonised dial in the stainless steel reference sees them priced similarly, with each watch bringing a very different impression to the wrist.
Both timepieces feature 42mm cases, but that’s where the case similarities finish. The skeletonised steel version measures an impressively slender 6.5mm in thickness, with a water resistance guarantee of 30m. In contrast, the rose gold version is slightly thicker at 9.4mm thick, but has an increased water resistance of 100m, arguably making it more versatile in terms of where you can wear it.
The green skeletonised dial isn’t much of a dial, instead delivering the naturally inspired hue through the colour treated bridges and plates of the movement, allowing a generous view of the mechanical elements of the movement. The solid green dial of the rose gold reference features the same horizontal grooves that you might have seen on other Piaget Polo models, including the black, blue, grey or silver examples, with solid gold applied hour markers, hands and the trapezoidal date window frame.
As you’d expect from two watches that deliver such different visual impressions, both timepieces are powered by their own movements, with the skeletonised reference containing the in-house Caliber 1200S1. It serves up a view of the dark grey microrotor, as well as the mainspring barrel, and features approximately 44 hours of power reserve. In contrast, the rose gold reference is powered by the in-house Caliber 1110P automatic movement, which ticks away at 28,800vph and delivers 50 hours of power reserve.
While the rose gold reference arrives on a comfortable green leather strap, the skeletonised steel model comes with a matching steel H-link bracelet, as well as the option of an interchangeable leather strap. It’s an exciting new offering from Piaget, that not only shows the versatility of the Polo collection, but also offers an entirely new presence on the wrist.
The skeletonised stainless steel version comes with an RRP of $46,400, while the reference in rose gold has a price of 44,900.