Hublot Hublot on Europe's highest grass polo event
To make a change, Hublot took up residence at 1,000 metres above sea level for the Hublot Polo Gold Cup.
For four days, Gstaad and its aerodrome’s Bernese grass field welcomed four teams with a total handicap of 14—the highest level played on grass in Switzerland—and almost 6,000 spectators. The chukkers played to the rhythm of hooves and mallets, officially timed by Hublot, who declared the Clinique la Prairie team as the winner of this 24th edition.
Pierre Genecand, the Clinique la Prairie Team and Inès Maréchal © Hublot
" Hublot is here again! ", said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot. " The continuity and longevity of our partnerships is what makes them so strong! Relationships of trust built up over many years for unique, different partnerships that always remain the first of their kind. It has now been 11 years for Hublot and the Polo Gold Cup in Gstaad – and it is not over! "
Gstaad: 22 - 25 August 2019
When the watchmaker chooses its partnerships, it likes them to bear its trademark: be different, unique and the first…
Different—all tournaments take place on several canchas (fields), but the Hublot Polo Gold Cup is played on a single field. And what an unusual and unique cancha it is: an aerodrome converted into a polo field whose original, narrower dimensions result in a game that is faster and easier for the spectators to follow.
Unique—at 1,000 metres above sea level, the Hublot Polo Gold Cup is the highest altitude summer polo tournament in Europe.
First—it is the 24th edition of the tournament and the 11th to bear Hublot’s colours. This is unequalled longevity for a watchmaker in the tournament; above all, it is the first brand to lend the tournament its name since its creation in 1996. With its four teams with a total handicap of 14, the Hublot Polo Gold Cup maintains its status of being “first”, with the highest level played on grass in Switzerland.
Ricardo Guadalupe and the Hublot Team © Hublot
After the qualifying round on Thursday 22 August and the semi-finals on Saturday 24 August, the sport of kings saw the Clinique la Prairie team win against Hublot. The tournament’s official timekeeper, Hublot gave the victors a Big Bang Steel Ceramic 44 mm, engraved with “Winner Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad 2019”.
Big Bang Steel Ceramic © Hublot
From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had already become the basis of a new DNA, leading the brand, which is currently headed by Ricardo Guadalupe - its CEO since 2012, to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.Find out more >
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