Jaeger-LeCoultre and the World of Polo

Jaeger-LeCoultre Official Sponsor of 122nd Argentine Polo Open of Palermo

The end of the year promises to be thrilling for Jaeger-LeCoultre, which invites you to join it for highlights and unique moments in the world of polo.

In Argentina, for the past ten years, the Manufacture has been supporting players
and their teams through charity dinners and evenings. As an expression of its ongoing commitment to the sport, the Grande Maison will be serving for the third year running as Official Sponsor and Official Timekeeper for the 122nd Argentine Polo Open in Buenos Aires. From November 23rd 2015, the eight best teams in the world will be vying with each other in Palermo for the title of this prestigious tournament. A competition lasting three weeks in which Jaeger-LeCoultre will be supporting its polo Ambassador, Eduardo Novillo Astrada as he, together with his team La Aguada Las Monjitas, will attempt to secure a place in the final on Saturday, December 12th 2015.

Join Jaeger-LeCoultre at the Pavilion

Sports events of this nature are also great occasions for sharing. A Jaeger-LeCoultre pavilion will host polo enthusiasts wishing to exchange experiences and experience the world of the watchmaking Manufacture, surrounded by its history and creations. The excitement surrounding polo will extend as far as India where Jaeger-LeCoultre will be the Official Timekeeper for the British Polo Day India from December 16th to 18th 2015. Celebrating this demanding sport and perpetuating the polo tradition are the aims of this meeting, which is part of a series of ten British Polo Day events across the world. A meeting that is even more laden with symbolism given that India is regarded as one of polo’s historic birthplaces and that the Reverso watch created for the British officers
in the Indian Army will celebrate its 85th birthday in 2016.

Jaeger-LeCoultre and the world of polo

Both on the polo field and in watchmaking workshops, athletes and craftsmen alike are driven by the same concern for continuous improvement in order to mark time with the beauty of their every gesture. Precise measured gestures that are almost instinctive. Each one is endowed with a vibrant passion, within a team focused on a shared goal. Jaeger-LeCoultre has nurtured a rich history with polo since the creation of the Reverso watch developed in 1931 at the request of British officers in the Indian Army reluctant to damage their watches during matches. Closely bound up with this sport through history and shared values, the Maison Jaeger-LeCoultre actively supports the world of polo through a number of partnerships, such as the Palermo Polo Open in Argentina, or the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup in the United Kingdom. Its Ambassadors – Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven and Luke Tomlinson – all brilliantly demonstrate the fire that drives them on fields all over the world.

Eduardo Novillo Astrada - Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface - Credit Astrid Munoz
Eduardo Novillo Astrada – Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface

Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Argentina and England

Eduardo Novillo Astrada has won many major international prizes, including the Argentine Triple Crown. Born in London while his father was playing for the polo season in the United Kingdom, polo is in his blood. All of his brothers play professionally, and his sons are following in those footsteps. One of the talents in the last Jaeger-LeCoultre campaign, Eduardo is passionate and driven.

Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven - Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin - Credit Paul Harris
Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven – Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin

Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, England

Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, has competed professionally in all levels of polo for over 15 years, often on the winning side. Though the press makes much of a woman playing alongside men, all that counts on the field is skill, something Clare possesses in spades. A respected journalist, Clare has been writing for more than 20 years. She also works tirelessly for her charity, the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund, to raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide amongst young people.

Luke Tomlinson - Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin - Credit Astrid Munoz
Luke Tomlinson – Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin

Luke Tomlinson, England

One of England’s highest handicapped players, Polo Ambassador Luke Tomlinson, former captain of the England team, hails from a polo-playing dynasty that includes his brother Mark and sister Emma. He has won every major domestic trophy, as well as many international prizes and perfectly sums up the inner fire and spirit of this demanding yet elegant sport.

About the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre

Since its founding in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been delighting connoisseurs of Fine Watchmaking. Heirs to the inventive spirit of the Manufacture founder, Antoine LeCoultre, its artisans unite their expertise in creating collections that are as surprising as they are sophisticated: Reverso, Master, Rendez-Vous, Duomètre, Geophysic® and Atmos. The Grande Maison is perpetually inspired by its rich history. The Hybris Mechanica® and Hybris Artistica® collections testify to the creative passion driving the men and women who exercise their skills beneath its roof. In 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre reveals the  unexpected and showcases a new vision of the Reverso, which is celebrating its 85th birthday. The unique history of each Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece begins in the workshops of the Vallée de Joux, Switzerland and springs to life on the wrist of those who wear it and make it their own. www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

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