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Cartier Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow

Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow took place in St Moritz, from January, 29 to February, 1st 2009

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Inaugurated in 1985 on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland, the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow is celebrating, this year, the 25th anniversary of an exceptional tournament that is one of the most long-awaited international sporting events of the season.

 

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Polo on snow, a true success story

Here, as in Windsor, Jaipur or even Dubai, Cartier plays host in the most privileged sense of the term as a sponsor of this elite sport, which simultaneously requires team spirit, agility, reactivity, passion and a taste for excellence. Cartier upholds these values to such an extent that it believed in the possibility of this sport being played on snow over 25 years ago. As part of this highly original venture, the company commissioned the creation of special horseshoes that would offer the horses a better grip. The success of this event endorses Cartier's enthusiasm for polo on snow – a sport that reflects a certain lifestyle for which Cartier remains a pioneer.

 

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The Maillet d'Or, a symbolic trophy

 

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Genuine jousting events on snowy terrains, these entertaining and exceptional fixtures have inspired Cartier to create a special anniversary trophy. For this 25th anniversary of the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow in St Moritz, Cartier has created the Maillet d'Or, a new trophy for which rival teams will compete each winter in the renowned ski resort.

A fine example of jewellery craftsmanship, Cartier's Maillet d'Or pays tribute to the vitality and elegance of polo through both the precious nature of its noble materials and the vigour of its powerful design. This prestigious trophy will fuel the passion of all enthusiasts of this exceptional sport.


Release of a special anniversary model

 

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To mark this unique occasion, Cartier has created a special series of watches celebrating the 25th anniversary of the St Moritz tournament. Limited to twenty-five individually numbered timepieces, the “25th Cartier Polo St. Moritz” Pasha watch is equipped with a self-winding movement. The dial, which is decorated with a transfer motif representing a polo player, is set with a brilliant-cut diamond in the place of the ball. The cover protecting the crown is adorned with a sapphire cabochon. The twenty-fifth copy of this series also possesses a diamond-set bezel.

 

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