SPRING GREEN TIME
Discreetly unveiled at the SIHH 2019, the new Polo by Piaget is made of steel with lines of green adding a delicate touch of spring to the wrist.
If there is one trend not to be missed this year, then it’s the rise of green! The colour has always been around, especially in the collections of a handful of watch brands, but in 2019 it has become a force to be reckoned with. And that’s a very good thing, because whether it is emerald, duck green or almond, green symbolises freshness, spring and nature. Among the new models launched at the SIHH, Piaget unveiled a new version of its automatic Polo watch with a dynamic green dial.
The watch face features fine horizontal grooves, like a sailor shirt, and is coated in mint green with a touch of blue. Only the minute scale, the name Piaget and the word “automatic“, all coloured white, are placed on a smooth surface. The time elements are painted silver to stand out elegantly above this miniature prairie. The luminous markers on the hour rim, as well as the date counter at 6 o’clock, are designed in a trapeze shape. In the centre, two sword-type hands, also coated in lume, and a second hand featuring a counterweight with the brand’s initial in a frame, show the hours, minutes and seconds.
These functions are driven by the calibre 1110P, a self-winding movement running at a frequency of 4hz and providing a power reserve of 50 hours. The mechanism is housed in a 42mm-wide cushion-shaped steel case with a thick, brushed bezel around the dial.
The Polo by Piaget is worn with a forest-green alligator leather strap with a folding clasp.
Price: 9,500 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin