Piaget’s iconic Polo collection has welcomed a new addition that features a mechanical perpetual calendar complication in its ultra-slim case. Behold the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin, a stunning timepiece that combines elegance with engineering complexity. Obviously, it wasn’t an easy task to achieve the complex horological feet; however, the Swiss luxury watchmaker drew from its legacy of making ultra-thin calibers for decades. Let me remind you that Piaget started out as a movement manufacturer almost 150 years ago and started making its own watches much later, around the Second World War. It was in 1960 when the Swiss manufacturer startled everyone by introducing the 12P movement with a micro rotor, which became the thinnest automatic movement in the world at the time. This helped establish Piaget as the leader in ultra-thin calibers.
The latest Polo timepiece features a stainless steel case that measures 42mm in diameter and just 8.65mm in thickness. Housed inside is Piaget’s 1255P Caliber which is built upon the foundation set by the legendary 12P movement. The 1255P Caliber boasts a moonphase display along with day, date, year, and leap year, which require no adjustment till 2100. Incredibly, the new movement is only 4mm thick and offers 42 hours of power reserve. One of the highlights of the watch is its beautiful emerald green dial with a gadroon motif, which has been a signature element for the collection since 1979. It features subdials for the calendar indications and moon phases, while it also gets modern Super-LumiNova markers. The timepiece also brags of a new interchangeable strap system, SingleTouch, and comes with the option of a rubber strap or bracelet. As for the pricing, the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin retails for $58,500.