Piaget Polo S

Piaget’s Polo has a long history. It was released in 1979, a watch in solid gold with a distinctive appearance provided by the stripes that continued from the bracelet over the dial. New Polo S and its distinctive case The new Polo S is very different, because it is in steel, and has a totally…

Piaget Polo S Chronograph

Piaget Polo S chronograph

Piaget call their five Polo S watches game-changers. There’s no doubt that the chronograph in particular does something innovative: no continuous seconds. If the chronograph is not running, there is nothing moving on the dial. The Polo S chronograph has an in-house movement with column wheel and vertical clutch, and so if you’d like to…

Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P

The Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P brings quartz into a mechanical watch. Will purists like it? Who knows. But it is a bold, perhaps even revolutionary move, and Piaget are able to describe it as “the most precise mechanical watch in Switzerland.” Piaget has long made its own quartz movements – the name of this…

Piaget

Company profile: The company was founded by Georges Édouard Piaget in La Côte-aux-Fées, a small village in the Swiss part of the Jura, in 1874. From his workshop on the family farn, Georges began making movements that he supplied to other brands – typical of the “cottage industry” delocalized production that was a characteristic of…

SIHH preview: Piaget’s ultrathin GMT chronograph

A few watch brands are releasing news of the watches that they will be presenting at SIHH in January, and Piaget has set another record for thinness, this time with a hand-wound ultra-flat chronograph. The dial has the classic Piaget Altiplano minimalist look, with continuous seconds on a subdial at 6 o’clock, a 30-minute subdial…

Piaget and how to slim down a watch

Just about every year Piaget collects another world record for the thinness of its watches, and this year (2014) they couldn’t avoid doing it again because it’s their 140th anniversary. The Piaget Altiplano 38 mm 900P is the world’s thinnest watch at just 3.65 millimetres, and the jewelled version of the watch is the world’s…