Piaget goes for gold – four new versions of the Piaget Polo Skeleton unveiled

Piaget Polo Skeleton
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Following the launch of the Piaget Polo Skeleton earlier this year, the Maison is delighted to unveil four new skeleton models with 18 karat gold cases. One of only a handful of watch Maisons equipped with its own gold foundry and precious metal case-making facility, Piaget has long been renowned for its expertise in crafting gold.

We have now called upon almost 80 years of experience in working with gold to produce new precious metal versions of the Piaget Polo Skeleton:
One in plain rose gold; one in white gold with a diamond-set bezel both available in September 2021; and two fully paved versions – available in April 2021 – featuring cases and movements that are decorated with a glittering array of up to 573 brilliant and baguette-cut stones.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

A window into the heart of a watch

Skeleton watches offer their admirers a whole other world of aesthetic beauty by revealing the intricate movements that power them which, in Piaget’s case, have long been regarded as works of art in their own right.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

For the new gold-cased versions of the Piaget Polo Skeleton, the Maison has taken its already exquisite ultra-thin, self-winding movement – which measures a wafer-like 2.4mm – and pared it down in order to place its key components at centre stage, allowing the world outside a glimpse of the tantalising mechanical ballet that is more usually seen only by the watch maker.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

By using an off-centred oscillating weight that has been integrated within the mechanism (rather than being placed on top of it in conventional fashion), our design engineers have ensured the clearest possible view of the movement without compromising the quest for slimness of 2/ the movement and of the watch.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

Skeletons in out closet

Piaget began making skeleton watches around 50 years ago, and their intricate and fascinating aesthetic soon attracted many high profile owners – not least the jazz trumpet legend Miles Davis, who regularly performed wearing a skeletonised and diamond-set Piaget.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

The Piaget Polo Skeleton in rose gold

For those seeking the perfect combination of a skeleton aesthetic with the luxury of a gold case in a watch sufficiently versatile to be worn both day and night, the Piaget Polo Skeleton in rose gold fits the bill perfectly.

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46009
Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46009

Measuring 42mm in diameter and just 6.5mm thick, it carries the signature Piaget Polo combination of a round bezel encircling a cushion-shaped crystal that gives a superb view onto the intricately skeletonised movement.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

Finished in an elegant dark blue that contrasts beautifully with the rich rose gold of the case, the mechanism also matches the quick-change strap in blue alligator leather.

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46010

The Piaget Polo Skeleton in white gold

The white gold version of the Piaget Polo Skeleton features a dazzling, diamond-set bezel to add a touch of glamour after dark.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

The 56 stones seamlessly integrated around the dial have a weight of 1.59 carats and their brilliant-cut guarantees a pyrotechnic sparkle in any light. Again, the ultra-slim, skeletonised movement is finished in a deep blue colour to match the quick-change strap.

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46007Piaget Polo Skeleton

The Piaget Polo Skeleton High Jewellery

Here, the white gold Piaget Polo Skeleton reaches its ultimate form, with the case and the flange being set with no fewer than 148 brilliant-cut diamonds and 132 baguette-cuts, while the white gold, skeletonised 1200D1 movement carries a remarkable 292 brilliant-cut diamonds and 11 brilliant-cut sapphires.

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46007

Piaget is one of a mere handful of watchmakers capable of setting a movement with diamonds and stands in a class of its own when it comes to diamond-setting automatic and ultra-thin mechanisms. Indeed, the Maison proudly holds the record for creating the thinnest diamond-set skeleton movement ever seen.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

The Piaget Polo Skeleton High Jewellery measures just 7.99mm thick and, for a finishing touch, a rose-cut diamond is set into the crown and the white gold clasp of the grey alligator leather strap is set with a further six baguette-cut diamonds. And for those who desire the ultimate, Piaget will supply the watch on a bracelet fully paved with 184 baguette-cut diamonds and 1,258 brilliants with a combined weight of 15.6 carats.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

Master of time, master of jewellery

Although Piaget was founded in 1874 first as a maker of watch movements, the Maison has also enjoyed a stellar reputation as a jeweller for the past 60 years.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

It is only thanks to a mastery of the disciplines of both horology and gem-setting that Piaget is able to create watches such as the Piaget Polo Skeleton High Jewellery in our “Ateliers de l’Extraordinaire”.

Polo Skeleton High Jewellery Ref. G0A46006

The ability to set diamonds on the minuscule components of an ultra-thin watch movement made from gold is a rare skill. Some parts are so small and delicate that they can easily be deformed by the pressure required to apply the stones, making it necessary to re-think the watch making process and perform a proportion of the setting before final machining.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

Four full days are required to set the special, white gold movement with diamonds, and a further 11 days to fully pave the case.

Piaget Polo Skeleton

But few who see the dazzling Polo Skeleton High Jewellery in real life would deny that it is certainly time well spent…

Piaget Polos Skeleton Technical Specifications

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46009
Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46009

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46009

– Diameter: 42 mm
– Thickness: 6.5 mm
– Watch in 18 K rose gold
– Piaget manufacture self winding blue skeleton movement 1200 S 1
– Slate grey coloured oscillating weight
– Sapphire case back
– Functions: hours, minutes
– Power reserve: 44 hours
– Self interchangeable blue alligator leather strap with rose gold folding clasp

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46010
Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46010

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46010

– Diameter: 42 mm
– Thickness: 6 5 mm
– Watch in 18 K white gold
– Bezel set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds 1.59 cts
– Piaget manufacture self-winding blue skeleton movement 1200 S 1
– Slate grey coloured oscillating weight
– Sapphire case back
– Functions: hours, minutes
– Power reserve: 44 hours
– Self interchangeable blue alligator leather strap with white gold folding clasp

Polo Skeleton Ref. G0A46007
Polo Skeleton High Jewellery Ref. G0A46007

Polo Skeleton High Jewellery Ref. G0A46007

– Diameter: 42 mm
– Thickness: 7.9 mm
– Watch in 18 K white gold
– Case set with 148 brilliant-cut diamonds 0 69 ct and 60 baguette-cut diamonds (approx 2.70 cts)
– Crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0.05 ct)
– Flange set with 72 baguette-cut diamonds (approx 3 24 cts)
– Piaget manufacture self-winding skeleton movement 1200 D 1 set with 292 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0.88 ct) and 11 brilliant-cut sapphires (approx 0 17 ct)
– Slate grey coloured oscillating weight
– Sapphire case back
– Functions: hours, minutes
– Power reserve: 44 hours
– Dark grey alligator leather strap with white gold folding clasp set with 6 baguette-cut diamonds (approx 0.59 ct)
– Numbered series

Polo Skeleton High Jewellery Ref. G0A46006
Polo Skeleton High Jewellery Ref. G0A46006

Polo Skeleton High Jewellery Ref. G0A46006

– Diameter: 42 mm
– Thickness: 7.9 mm
– Watch in 18 K white gold
– Case set with 148 brilliant-cut diamonds 0 69 ct and 60 baguette-cut diamonds (approx 2 70 cts
– Crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0.05 ct)
– Flange set with 72 baguette-cut diamonds (approx 3.24 cts)
– Piaget manufacture self winding skeleton movement 1200 D 1 set with 292 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 0 88 ct) and 11 brilliant-cut sapphires (approx 0 17 ct)
– 18 K white gold bracelet with folding clasp, set with 1258 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx 7.39) cts and 184 baguette-cut diamonds (approx 8.28 cts)
– Slate grey coloured oscillating weight
– Sapphire case back
– Functions: hours, minutes
– Power reserve: 44 hours
– Numbered series

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