When you are young, age makes a difference but when you mature age loses its importance. A father plays such a significant role in a man’s life, and the bond between a father and son is like no other. It can be filled with many ups and downs, and even some moments of conflict, but the love between the two is always there. This Father’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate one timeless brand, Piaget.
We put together a shoot that illustrates the strong bond that father and son share later in life. It is a showcase of fatherly love featuring some of Piaget’s latest timepieces.
The Polo Skeleton carries a very modern design language as the extra bits have been skimmed off given that it’s a skeletonized version of the original. The watch is a work of art with 30-percent reduction in thickness to accommodate the offset micro-rotor.
This latest version has a 42mm dial, the thickness is just 6.5mm and the movement has also shred down to 2.4mm. To spice things up a bit, the watch comes with the option to have a peppy blue PVD or subtle slate-grey finish for the movement. It has a power reserve of 44 hours, which should get you through the longest Father & Son debate easily.
The new 2021 “panda dial” edition is an extension to the Polo Chronograph lineup, which has existed with an all blue or all grey dial. This is the first time Piaget has used a panda styled dial with a silvered background and contrasting blue sub-dial on the bi-compax chronograph.
The chronograph pushers are rectangular with rounded polished corners The dial carries the horizontal stripes which we first saw in the Polo S, and closer to each other than the original 1979 design. These stripes fit in nicely with the horizontal grains of the bezel.
The Altiplano Concept Ultimate changes the game in ultra thin watches. The watch movement is designed as part of the case and is fully integrated, and Piaget tells us that the movement cannot be removed as a whole and separated from the case.
This approach is not uncommon in the world of the ultra thins. However, with the Altiplano Concept Ultimate, Piaget takes the crown for the thinnest. And by a rather wide margin.
Piaget Vintage Inspiration
This sculptural Swiss watch with vintage codes and contemporary allure features a white gold case with a green or blue malachite dial with a dark green or blue alligator-skin strap
Boasting a cushion shape with rounded angles and alternating matte and shiny overlapping surfaces, this men’s luxury watch reinterprets an iconic model with a bold design worn by Andy Warhol in the 1970s. The watch houses the Manufacture Piaget 534P automatic movement.
We thought about a way to end this article in a creative and emotional way but we could not find the right words.
So, we hand it out to celebrity watch collector Robert Downey Jr.
“Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.”
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