Dimepiece Piaget Polo
A solid eighteen carat yellow gold single piece bracelet with integrated watch. There are a number of watches over the years that have a bracelet feel to them, and it is fair to say that the Piaget Polo tank (along with the Rolex King Midas) have successfully owned this approach to men’s watches. Many, many women’s watches were designed this way – and some to astonishingly beautiful degrees – but rarely do the men’s examples stand out like this.
This watch is what one comes to expect from Piaget. This company really is the jeweler among watchmakers. The seamless and beautifully free flowing bracelet is intricately made with a tapering pattern of bullet shaped links, high polished, and flat larger block links, matte finished. The overall combination is exceptional. Looking at the watch from the back side, one can really appreciate the craftsmanship – there is almost a central spine holding all the adjoining link screws that keep the whole bracelet together (which also makes it very easy to size).
It is forgivable to not even immediately see the watch dial. Such as its design, it was made to perfectly reflect the design of the case surrounding it. Therefore we have a repeat of the bullet high polish shape matched with the flat matte panels. A slight addition of the Piaget logo can be found under the 12, and the very small “Swiss” logo found beneath the 6. There is also a small ring of minute and hour polished “beads” to assist in telling the time, if that is even of interest when looking at something so spectacular! All of which are tracked by the handsome solid eighteen carat gold dauphine shaped hands. The watch also has the rare detail of being a backwound piece. Being quartz, there is no actual winding needed. But, setting the time can be done by lifting the slim crown up from the case back. This further adds to the mystery of whether this is in fact a watch at all at first glance.
On the back of the screwed in case back of the watch are all the relevant serial numbers, logos and branding and gold assay marks. The watch has been polished, but in the correct fashion according to the original design. It is not overly polished either, and remains quite true to its original form. Overall, this watch may not appeal to all watch fans. But, it will appeal to any and all jewelry fans, who then also get a watch along for the ride.
25mm tapering to 18mm
18k Yellow Gold
Made in Switzerland
All watches are protected against mechanical failure under a 1 year warranty by Foundwell.