ves G Piaget created the distinctive Polo in 1979. The original Polo was a sporty watch featuring an integrated bracelet and distinct horizontal design elements on both case and bracelet. Much more than just a watch or a fashion accessory, this piece was an authentic symbol of luxury. The novel design, helped along by personal friend of Yves G Piaget, Ursula Andress, was embraced by Hollywood A-list celebrities, making the Piaget Polo the first choice of the rich and famous of that time. A legend was born, and powerfully revived for its 30th birthday celebration, with the introduction of the Polo FortyFive.
Featuring a trendy 45mm-diameter case reminiscent of the 45 minutes of a polo match, it adopts a resolutely sporty attitude with an exterior that is a first for Piaget, combining titanium, injected rubber and steel. This ultralight yet solid material gives the watch a dark and sporty look and makes it that much more comfortable on the wrist, thanks to the lightweight nature of the metal. This Piaget watch sets itself apart from the rest but is
Polo is, after all, the sport after which the watch was named. And Polo is the sport of Argentina, which is why Piaget is the main sponsor of the Pilará polo team with Marcos Heguy. Heguy is part of Argentina’s most famous polo dynasty and was first awarded his 10-goal rating in 1987. During a long and illustrious career playing at home and abroad, Heguy has won many of the most important tournaments at the top end of the
nonetheless treated to outstanding finishing. In terms of its movement, this model is equipped with the selfwinding Calibre 800P, with a large date window that displays its functions on a red, anthracite and silver-coloured dial. The Polo FortyFive is offered with or without an automatic in-houseproduced chronograph. A model without chronograph features both flyback and secondary timezones, while both versions have a large date aperture at the “12” marker, and sport a rubber strap with steel detail. “Each time people saw the name Piaget, they thought of the Polo, and each mention of the word Polo evoked Piaget,” said Yves G Piaget.
sport. It was thus no surprised that he was presented with a watch celebrating not only his chosen sport but also his name: Piaget Polo FortyFive Chronograph Marcos Heguy Limited Edition. The Piaget Polo FortyFive is a masculine watch; a sporty watch. This exclusive model has blue dials on a black face incorporating the words “10 Handicap,” while the crystal caseback, which also reveals the watch’s movement, bears Heguy’s name and signature. Production is limited to just 45 pieces. With a Piaget Polo FortyFive on your arm you not only get a piece of exquisite horological history but a rare specimen of luxury, too. Visit www.piagetpolo.com.
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