The Piaget Polo Emperador Skeleton Tourbillon is a true statement piece, defying expectations with its 46.5mm diameter. Unlike Piaget’s renowned ultra-slim dress watches, this timepiece has a different mission: It impresses anyone who sees it, and it does so effortlessly.
This Piaget timepiece, although large, boasts a well-proportioned cushion-shaped case crafted from 18K white gold. Initially part of the Emperador collection, it now bears the Polo name, though this addition seems unnecessary given its inherent appeal. What truly sells this watch is its remarkable movement, featuring automatic winding and a flying tourbillon. Piaget takes it a step further by skeletonizing the calibre, which remains ultra-thin at just 8.85mm in height. The movement’s design separates each key element into distinct stages: the flying tourbillon and hour/minute hands on the right, and the micro-rotor on the left.
Piaget chose a subtle approach to finish this timepiece. The bridges feature chamfered edges, with those surrounding the micro-rotor and tourbillon crafted to resemble the number eight, a symbol with cultural significance in many societies that appreciate fine watchmaking. The micro-rotor, made from platinum for optimal winding efficiency, is discreetly concealed beneath a black PVD coating, harmonizing with the hands, tourbillon components, and bridge screws. This understated elegance extends to the Polo Emperador Skeleton Tourbillon’s black alligator leather strap, enhancing its captivating allure. As for its price, it’s available upon request, reflecting the watch’s modest sense of refinement.