In the crowded and ultra-competitive space of luxury sports watches, the Piaget Polo line has carved out a place for itself over the last four decades of its existence. The last major development for the collection came almost half a decade back when revamped with the addition of time-and-date and chronograph options. And now Piaget has introduced a skeletonized version of the timepiece that blends the line’s sporty looks with the open-worked style of the Emperador. Called the Piaget Polo Skeleton, the newest addition to the Polo line is dressier than the rest of the collection. The new Polo Skeleton features the familiar rounded case shape of the Polo line; however, the 42mm stainless steel case of the Piaget Polo Skeleton has a wafer-thin profile. The Polo Skeleton measures just 6.5mm thick. In comparison, the already thin Polo S measures 9.4mm. The slimmer case makes the Polo Skeleton sit much flatter on the wrist, adding to the wearing comfort. But the thinness has been achieved at the expense of water resistance, which is down to 30 meters from the previous Polo’s 100 meters rating.
The watch’s centerpiece is its new skeleton dial design, available in both graphite gray and a dynamic cobalt blue PVD. It is also detailed in several satin brushing and radial finishes, making it truly outstanding. The dial layout is also beautifully executed, with elements including the mainspring barrel, balance wheel, escapement, gear train, and the signed microrotor merging into a visually delightful manner. Powering the watch is the new 1200S1 microrotor automatic skeleton movement, which is the newest evolution to the 1200S movement series. Measuring in at only 2.4mm thick, it’s ultra-thin and still offers an impressive power reserve of 44 hours at a 21,600 bph beat rate. The Piaget Polo Skeleton is available with several strap options, including the Polo’s mirror-polished H-link bracelet in stainless steel and alligator leather straps featuring a textured finish matching the dial color. The new open-worked sports watch is available now through authorized dealers and is priced at $28,500.
[Via: A Blog To Watch]