The Hublot Polo Cup in Ascona, Switzerland graced the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore this weekend. The magnificent tournament took place at the Swiss resort renowned for its Lido lakefront, walks, beautiful villas and luxury hotels. After the parade of horses and players in town and on the Lido, 450 VIPs including Swiss, Italian and some of the largest German fortunes were invited to attend a Beach Party Friday night. The Magical setting with spectacular light and sound was lakeside where guests donned casual dress and bare feet in the sand and danced late into the night after a great Argentinian barbecue.
Saturday evening, the main event began at 8pm where under large tents decorated for an Indian themed evening, the matches and party began! Guests were treated to the magic of India with bright colors and fire jugglers between matches, the atmosphere was again a festive party.
Finally, on Sunday afternoon, the games began with eagles spectacular show. The games held the audience spellbound till the very end with the victory of Team Styger & Partner Wealth Management. The winners were each given one Chukker Bang, a Big Bang model specially developed by Hublot for Polo. Captain of Indian Team delivered a wonderful speech, honoring the winners with fair play and elegance. Everyone is already looking forward to next year’s tournament!
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, commented on Hublot’s commitment, stating: “Sport has always been a part of life at Hublot. And when the sport in question speaks of elegance and fair play, then the choice for us is simple. Ascona represents quality, beauty, privilege, security, holidays, luxury, the Swiss way of life. We are delighted and very proud to now be associated with this fine tournament, organised in such an exemplary way by a dynamic Organising Committee to which we would like to extend our sincerest thanks and congratulations”.
Already involved in magnificent tournaments around the world (“Polo at the Palace” in Abu Dhabi, the fun Miami Beach Polo & Gstaad), Hublot is particularly proud to be associated for the first time with the Swiss Ascona tournament as its Official Timekeeper – a tournament that enchants us with its excellence, and its extraordinary organization and setting.
Over three days, guests discovered Hublot’s watches including the famous Chukker Bang watch, which takes its inspiration directly from the world of polo. The Chukker Bang is a 44 mm diameter Big Bang equipped with a titanium grille – a first for Hublot – which protects the sapphire crystal. This grille can be removed from the bezel if desired. Another special feature of the HUB1141 Polo Flyback automatic chronograph movement is its 7 min 30 counter which reflects the length of one period of play, or “chukka”, in a polo match, from which the model takes the name “Chukker Bang”.
“Hublot’ A different way to progress”. So say those in the know about this unique Swiss watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream, a meteoric rise initiated and developed by Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot’s Chairman, along with Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO, who are responsible for turning this brand into a genuine success story in which the Big Bang, King Power and Classic Fusion represent the symbols of a constantly developing tradition.
From watch complications to the research and manufacture of new materials, to worldwide collaborations such as the FIFA World Cup™, Bayern Munich, Usain Bolt and Ferrari, Hublot represents the “Art of Fusion” between watchmaking culture and cutting edge technical developments. Commercially, the network of boutiques and approved retailers has boomed; now there are some 750 points of sale and over 60 boutiques worldwide. For more information on Hublot, please visit Hublot.com