Piaget Polo FortyFive Skeletonized Watches
Here are some interesting skeletonized versions of Piaget's new Polo 45 (FortyFive) collection timepieces. I spotted these watches at Piaget, though I don't believe there has been any press about them. Piaget may be waiting to announce them, but here they are. There is a chronograph and three-hand version, and they are pretty much the same Piaget Polo 45 you are now familiar with, but with stylized, skeletonized dials.
Under the dials is the in-house made Piaget movement with perlage polish. The the dials retain all the necessary markers and numerals, but are otherwise skeletonzied. A liberal amount of red is used adding to the sporty feel of the watch. Many people feel that the Piaget Polo FortyFive watch collection was a mistake to begin with. Being overpriced and under-styled. Others really liked it though - and for those people I think these skeletonized models will be a hit.
Piaget uses a large red circle over the date window, which is a nice touch. I don't think these watches have the typical Piaget polish that we are used to, but that isn't really what the Polo FortyFive collection is all about. While the hour markers do a good job of popping out on the dial, the hands need a lot of improvement to be legible enough. I understand that these skeletonized Polo FortyFive watches are going to be commercially available but in limited amounts. Look for them sometime this year at a price that is likely a slight premium over the standard Piaget Polo FortyFive automatic or chronograph models.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.
Gallery: Piaget Polo 45 Skeletonized Watch