A perpetual calendar remains a captivating complication. The mere fact that so many parts can come together and show the correct day, date, month, and moon phase for almost a century to come is mind blowing. This is why this complication still has firm ground under its feet in the world of haute horlogerie. This is underscored by the introduction of the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin, which gives the extensive calendar functions a sportive touch.
This starts with a 42mm large case crafted from stainless steel. Perpetual calendars housed in cases made from this material are still relatively rare, as its prestige usually demands precious metal cases. Piaget combined this with a comfortable stainless steel bracelet that can also be swapped for a rubber strap, in case you want things to be even more sportive.
The green dial has a beautiful hue, but what stands out most is how well-organized and legible the dial is. It is not overcrowded, in part also because Piaget opted to show the phases of the moon through a smaller window. This not only works well in terms of legibility but also has a slightly more technical look to it, making it perfectly aligned with the rest of this timepiece.
Piaget added the word ultra-slim to the name of this Polo and makes due on that promise with caliber 1255P. This is, in essence, automatic caliber 1200P, which the brand launched in 2010, with an added module for the perpetual calendar functions. This brings the overall height of the movement to an impressive 4mm. While this is not record-breaking, it comes with a few advantages. One of them is that its price also isn’t record-breaking and that within this 4mm of height, Piaget found the perfect balance between reliability and slenderness. With an overall height of 8.65mm, the brand has created a very desirable perpetual calendar with a casual chique appearance.
Pricing for the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is marked at $58,500.
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