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Watches and Wonders 2021: Piaget unveils new versions of the Polo Skeleton

After introducing the Piaget Polo Skeleton earlier this year, the Maison unveils four new skeleton models with 18 karat gold cases, at Watches and Wonders 2021. One of only a handful of watch Maisons equipped with its own gold foundry and precious metal case-making facility, Piaget has long been renowned for its expertise in crafting gold.

The new precious metal versions of the Piaget Polo Skeleton include: one in plain rose gold; one in white gold with a diamond-set bezel both available in September 2021; and two fully paved versions – available in April 2021 – featuring cases and movements that are decorated with a glittering array of up to 573 brilliant and baguette-cut stones.

The Piaget Polo Skeleton in rose gold

For those seeking the perfect combination of a skeleton aesthetic with the luxury of a gold case in a watch sufficiently versatile to be worn both day and night, the Piaget Polo Skeleton in rose gold fits the bill perfectly. Measuring 42mm in diameter and just 6.5mm thick, it carries the signature Piaget Polo combination of a round bezel encircling a cushion-shaped crystal that gives a superb view onto the intricately skeletonised movement. Finished in an elegant dark blue that contrasts beautifully with the rich rose gold of the case, the mechanism also matches the quick-change strap in blue alligator leather.

The Piaget Polo Skeleton in white gold

The white gold version of the Piaget Polo Skeleton features a dazzling, diamond-set bezel to add a touch of glamour after dark. The 56 stones seamlessly integrated around the dial have a weight of 1.59 carats and their brilliant-cut guarantees a pyrotechnic sparkle in any light. Again, the ultra-slim, skeletonised movement is finished in a deep blue colour to match the quick-change strap.

The Piaget Polo Skeleton High Jewelry

Here, the white gold Piaget Polo Skeleton reaches its ultimate form, with the case and the flange being set with no fewer than 148 brilliant-cut diamonds and 132 baguette-cuts, while the white gold, skeletonised 1200D1 movement carries a remarkable 292 brilliant-cut diamonds and 11 brilliant-cut sapphires.

Piaget is one of a mere handful of watchmakers capable of setting a movement with diamonds and stands in a class of its own when it comes to diamond-setting automatic and ultra-thin mechanisms. Indeed, the Maison proudly holds the record for creating the thinnest diamond-set skeleton movement ever seen.

The Piaget Polo Skeleton High Jewellery measures just 7.99mm thick and, for a finishing touch, a rose-cut diamond is set into the crown and the white gold clasp of the grey alligator leather strap is set with a further six baguette-cut diamonds. And for those who desire the ultimate, Piaget will supply the watch on a bracelet fully paved with 184 baguette- cut diamonds and 1,258 brilliants with a combined weight of 15.6 carats.