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What Is It
The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept measured only an astonishing 2mm thick upon launch. A disruptive force, time ticked like never before in its ethereal body. Now channeling the same essence but presenting inside a different body is the new Piaget Polo Skeleton.
Inside the 42mm diameter and 7.35mm thick 18K white gold case ticks the manufacture calibre 1200S1. This automatic winding extra-thin movement has previously been seen in the likes of the ref. G0A45001, measures 31.9mm in diameter and only 2.4mm in thickness, displays the functions of central hours and minutes, features 25 jewels, beats at the low frequency of 3Hz, and provides with a power reserve of roughly 44 hours.
The new Piaget Polo Skeleton G0A47005 is drizzled in 1746 brilliant-cut gemstones and is powered by a breathtaking heart. The marriage of fine watchmaking and high jewellery rarely gets better.
The new Piaget Polo Skeleton G0A47005 was first announced on 14 February 2022 as a lead in to this year’s Watches & Wonders.
Who Is It For
For those who would like to immerse themselves in the worlds of haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie simultaneously.
How Does It Do
The horological world of Piaget is a rather unique one. They set their own rules, and then break them. Mastering the art of ultra-thin movements and watches, the famed Jewellery brand is now on track to rival the who’s who of the traditional watchmaking industry.
It is watches like the new Piaget Polo Skeleton G0A47005 that speak volumes of a brand’s skills; I appreciate that the timepiece is not simply a watch dressed up with diamonds. Peel the layers — though given the only 7.35mm thickness that’s not really possible — and you are left with a horological powerhouse, a watch that even sans gemstones can glitter in the glow of its watchmaking credentials.
Features like the increased resistance to magnetic fields, an off-centred oscillating weight at 8’o clock that allows for maximum amount of light to pour through the movement, 30m water-resistant case at this thickness when some ‘Holy Trinity’ brands offer mere dust resistance on some models, or the overall welcome ‘visual confusion’ that arises from figuring out whether to attire at the gemstones or be mesmerised by the slate-grey skeletonized moment architecture ensure that the new Piaget Polo Skeleton G0A47005 is brilliant cut above the rest.
To find out more about the new Piaget Polo Skeleton G0A47005 and other Piaget watches, please head to their website here. All images unless otherwise stated are courtesy are © Piaget 2022.