The Piaget Polo is a watch that has stayed the test of time from when it was first introduced in 1979, from the polo fields of Argentina and Florida to the streets of Hong Kong and London. To recreate such an impact as the first Piaget Polo had at its conception on a new generation requires ingenuity, forethought and an understanding of the transcending lives we live. The necessity for our most treasured accompaniments through life to be versatile and seamless, and Piaget appear to have done just that by bringing us the new ‘Piaget Polo S’ in steel.
As soon as Revolution got wind of the Piaget Polo S, and as an equestrian with a background in polo, I knew I had to take it out. The sport of polo itself may appear to the naked eye as a graceful sport whilst men gallop along on horseback with sticks in their hands — it is, however, far from that. Polo is undeniably effortless in its elegance when watching the best, but underneath that elegance it is a brutal game, combining speed, endurance and sheer force — something that this watch perfectly encompasses but not something I was willing to put it through. Instead, I decided to take it with me to ride one of my own horses, not a little polo pony but a show jumper standing at a mere 173cm tall.