Three New Piaget Timepieces Celebrate Father's Day In Style

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Three New Piaget Timepieces Celebrate Father's Day In Style

Father’s Day is a moment for celebration, festivities, and sharing. And what better way to show how much we care this Father’s Day than with a gift of time itself? For this special celebration, Piaget is presenting three beautiful blue timepieces: a Piaget Polo Chronograph Limited Edition that, for the very first time, comes on a rubber strap; a Piaget Polo Chronograph adorned with diamonds; and a Piaget Altiplano Automatic powered by the Calibre 910P that showcases the Maison’s longstanding expertise in the art of ultra-thin movements.

Piaget Polo Chronograph Limited Edition on a Rubber Strap

Since its creation in 1979, the Piaget Polo has been the cool luxury sports watch for those who play by their own rules. With its bold and sophisticated design and sporty shape-in-shape aesthetic, it is an expression of confidence, celebrating those with a daring and disruptive spirit. The Piaget Polo has always offered a unique form of luxury that embodies a philosophy of life where spontaneity and freedom are key, reminding each Piaget Polo gentleman to walk to the beat of his own drum.

Powered by Piaget’s 1160P chronograph movement, the Piaget Polo Chronograph comes with all the essential functions needed in a sports watch with the hours and minutes, a date, and the chronograph seconds, minutes, and hours. The beautifully crafted dial features a silvered dial with two deep blue chronograph counters that give it its “Panda” nickname. The hands and indexes are enhanced with SuperLuminova to increase the legibility of this sporty timepiece in low light.

The Piaget Polo comes in a 42mm stainless steel case that is highly recognizable thanks to its cushion shape surrounded by a round bezel. Turn the watch over and the movement reveals a matching blue oscillating weight that is the same hue as the blue “Panda” chronograph counters. The timepiece is fitted with a sporty blue rubber strap, a first for the Polo collection, and is limited to 888 pieces.

Piaget Polo Chronograph Adorned with Diamonds

A second Piaget Polo Chronograph version is available coated in diamonds for the father who loves to let his light sparkle and shine. The timepiece comes in a 42mm 18K white gold case that is paved with diamonds on the dial, the bezel, and the case. On the bezel, the diamonds are graduated in size to emphasize the iconic cushion shape. There are 480 diamonds in total for approx. 3.96 cts. The timepiece comes with a blue alligator strap for a particularly elegant and sporty look.

Altiplano Ultimate Automatic 910P

For fathers who love audacity as much as they love ground-breaking technology, the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic is the wristwatch that says it all. Rich from a legacy in ultra-thin movements that date back to 1957 and 1960 – with the birth of the historically thin 9P and 12P movements – the Altiplano collection continues the journey of the Maison’s savoir-faire in ultra-thin watchmaking.

In 2016, Piaget unveiled the manually wound Altiplano Calibre 900P for its 60th anniversary. For this important occasion, the brand’s watchmakers and constructors had completely rethought the construction of the wristwatch by turning the caseback into the main plate of the movement, shaving millimetres off the thickness.

This was followed in 2018 by the Calibre 910P, an ultra-thin automatic movement measuring a mere 4.3mm in thickness. And just two years after that, the legendary Altiplano Ultimate Concept broke all the records with a total thickness ­– including the case and the sapphire crystal – of 2mm. All these record-breaking timepieces pay testament to the expertise of Piaget’s watchmakers working in La Côte-aux-Fées.

In celebration of Father’s Day and the Maison’s love for ultra-thinness, Piaget is unveiling an Altiplano Ultimate Automatic with its unusual and innovative construction that merges the case with the movement. This new version comes with a striking ex-centred blue dial at 10 o’clock and a beautiful view on the movement. In spite of the watch’s thinness, the dial has incredible depth thanks to a reverse assembly of the bridges on the dial side of the watch. The raising of the bridges also prevents the watch from stopping when pressure is exerted on the sapphire crystal. The crystal will naturally and safely bend during everyday life or underwater, for example. So, instead of the crystal touching and stopping the hands, it is blocked by the raised bridges. This invention is protected by a patent that covers several of Piaget’s ultra-thin movements.

In this reduced space, fathers will also appreciate a barrel in suspension that is held by one single bridge on the dial side and a peripheral rotor made of blue-coloured 22K gold that is highly visible as it spins around the outside of the movement, winding the watch as it goes. The choice of gold is to give the rotor enough weight to make it turn efficiently and its peripheral design helps Piaget’s watchmakers to shave even more millimetres off of the movement’s height.

With a Piaget Polo Chronograph – with or without an array of sparkling diamonds – and this refined Piaget Altiplano Automatic, say thank you to the father figure in your life for both the time you have already spent together and the extraordinary moments that lay ahead. Happy Father’s Day!

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