Piaget Reboots ‘80s-Era Gold Polo Watch For 150th Anniversary

An ode to a timeless icon.

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The best things in life and matters of style actually tend to, well, stay in style, no matter the time or place. It’s the perfect Oxford shirt, a crisply cut navy blazer, the right pair of jeans and a timepiece with real icon status, like the original Piaget Polo.

That classic timepiece was prized for its sporty-yet-refined style, plus surprisingly strong details like shock and water resistance, and the new Piaget Polo nods to those features in distinctive fashion.

More importantly, it also celebrates 45 years of the watch itself, designed by Yves Piaget to meet a growing demand for sport watches from his customers.

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Piaget takes attention to detail seriously, be it precise skeletonized watches or the world’s thinnest mechanical watch, and that focus carries through across this timepiece, quite literally.

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That’s because it uses an eye-catching horizontal pattern from its thin links (made from 18-karat gold) to its elegant 38mm case.

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The watch proved an instant, iconic hit, a trendsetting piece that defined the fashion of the 1980s (arguably). And although it was expensive (then and now) tasteful trendsetters themselves favored Piaget and the OG Polo watch.

And in a watch world where, for a time, bigger was truly better, the Piaget Polo 79 is a tasteful nod to throwback style.

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With a price tag of $73,000, the revamped Piaget Polo does have some barriers to entry, alongside its bold yet tasteful 18-karat gold construction.

Piaget used its mechanical 1200P1 self-winding caliber movement within the watch, visible through a display caseback, all the while staying true to that classic all-gold design.

The Piaget Polo 79 speaks to the idea that yes, truly great essentials never go out of style (at least for the right price). Invest accordingly if you missed your chance at the Piaget Polo the first time around.

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