REVIEW OF THE PIAGET POLO S CHRONOGRAPH

Today, we are having a closer look at the Piaget Polo S Chronograph with a grey dial.

Piaget is not the first brand collectors tend to think when acquiring their next timepiece. Reason being as the brand is very jewelry oriented but if you take the time to dive into what they have to offer, some pieces might surprise you. Let's have a closer look. 

SPECIFICS

  • 48h Power reserve automatic movement
  • Vertical Clutch Chronograph
  • 42mm Stainless case
  • 11.2mm thickness
  • Grey Dial
  • 100m water resistance
  • Sapphire crystal 

DESIGN

The timepiece itself is nothing extravagant. The in house movement 1160P is cased in a Stainless 42mm watch for a thickness of 11.2mm which makes it a bit over 1mm thinner than a Rolex Daytona which makes it easy to fit under cuffs.

The first thing that comes to our mind while playing with the Piaget Polo S Chronograph was its resemblance with the Gerald Genta designs, specifically the Patek Philippe Aquanaut or Nautilus design. It is a mix of both, the aperture of the dial reminds of the Aquanaut while the bezel and case shape tend to give more of a Nautilus vibe.

The watch also gives a strong vibe of the 1970-80's with the dial shaped like a vintage television.

1980 Television

The case is shaped in a way that makes it sit on the wrist very nicely. Piaget did a great job by mixing the satin polish and the brush finishing on the bezel making the look of the watch very lively while on the wrist.

The bracelet is well done on this reference, intermediate satin finished links, a springbar system to remove links easily and a double folding clasp which makes the bracelet secure and easy to take off from the wrist. I just wish that they would have tampered the bracelet to give a bit more of a modern look.

THE MOVEMENT

Piaget’s 1160P movement, has all the features you would expect from a modern high-end chronograph movement. When the Piaget 1160P is closely observed and compared with fellow Richemont brand Cartier’s 1904-CH MC, you will see that there are lots of similarities between the two. Make of that what you will, but I don’t see this as a problem as it is known as a solid movement.

Piaget's Polo S chronograph is a vertical clutch chronograph meaning that the gears are always engaged and work more like the clutch plate in a car. It's technically superior, most of all because it eliminates the small sidestep of the second hand that you sometimes get with a lateral clutch. This allows you to keep the chronograph running for the length of the 48h power reserve making the 9 o'clock sub-dial a small second for your timepiece.

MY OPINION

I am used to wear big watches (IWC Big Pilot or occasionally Panerai) and was surprised that the watch was sitting so nicely, probably because of my apprehension towards the brand.

The watch is very versatile and can be worn for different occasions. The vintage touch is close enough to other brands iconic models to have an appreciation for this realization by Piaget.

In my opinion, I would wear this watch on a leather strap to bring the vintage out of this watch. The grey dial is blending well with the watch to make time reading easy.

At the moment, we have one Piaget Polo S Chronograph available at our showroom. You can have a closer look online here.

If you have any other questions related to this watch or need help finding or selling a watch, feel free to reach out to us at +1 786 718 5608 or contact@thesecondhandclub.com

 

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