Piaget is well known for timepieces in precious metals and jewellery watches all over the world. Piaget Polo arrived the market in 1979, featuring hand-carved links in 18K gold. Piaget Polo watch 2002 continued the iconic features, made in precious metals. I don’t know whether anybody remember a Piaget Upstream watch 2002, and it’s made in steel and equipped with Quartz movement, but it had a short stay in the market. After that, Piaget mainly produced watches in precious metals. To 2016, Piaget published steel models officially for the first time, and it’s the Polo S with cal.1110P and cal.1160P. What’s more, exterior features of new faces changed a lot. I tried wearing Piaget Polo S Automatic Grey Guilloche Dial Men’s Watch for one week, and here comes my in-depth review.
Frankly speaking, I thinks it looks like a combination of Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier and Patek Philippe Nautilus at first sight. Do you think so? After researching data, I found that Piaget Polo S was inspired by Piaget Emperador collection. They feature rounded watch cases and cushion-shaped dials. How to make the steel watch bear luxury style? Piaget focuses on exterior treatment. With the help of satin-finished process and mirror polishing process, watch case and bracelet reflect attractive, luxurious charm.
Piaget Polo S G0A41003, 42mm×9.4mm, steel bracelet with detachable clasp. Due to the flexible link connecting lugs, it makes my wrist feel cozy, and my wrist is less strong. Close up, and I found the dial and hands are made delicately. Even, the end of the second hand is decorated at a capital letter “P”. Horizontal stripe dial is to pay homage to Piaget Polo 1979. Baton hour markers and hands are filled with Superluminova material, and they give out blue light in the dark condition. The official data shows 100-meter water resistance, but the crown is not the screw-in type, so I suggest users had better not wear it during the bath or diving.
Caliber 1110P is visible throughout sapphire case back screwed by six screws, a basic movement. It has 28,800 vibration frequency, but its power reserve reduced to approx 50 hours by comparing to cal.800P. Its thickness is 4mm. I wore the watch for 12-14 hours in the day, and it went 3 or 4 seconds more quickly than standard time. It means that It will go 6-8 seconds faster. I laid it on the table for 12 hours, it was 3.5-4 seconds fast. During severe environment, it still keeps stable. I think the two barrels are strong and stable.
It’s a versatile wristwatch in the daily use, even it stands out on formal or important occasions. For one week, Piaget Polo S Grey dial watch 2016 accompanied me for my office, the subway station. High end appearance, stable performance and fine details make the Piaget steel wristwatch stand out in the market. In competitive timepiece market, its reasonable price is attractive.