Piaget’s name is generally associated with the cult of ultra thin or exquisite fine jewellery watches, certainly not the types of timepieces that could withstand a game of polo. However, Piaget has been associated with this sport of kings (literally…) for over 35 years, since the brand launched its sport luxe Polo watch in 1979.
On July 26, the luxury Swiss brand reaffirmed its links to this most elegant, competitive and brutal sport with its official time piece partnership of the Audi International Polo, which saw Audi England take on Equus & Co Argentina for the honour of lifting the Coronation Cup at Guards Polo Club, Winsdor.
Although this was a celebrity-studded event (and we were there too…) no one was interested in the A-listers in the crowd but the A-listers on the pitch, namely world number one polo player and 10-goal handicapped Alfonso Cambiaso and fellow 10-goaler Facundo Pieres who, with fellow Ellerstina team members brothers Gonzalito (10) and Nicolas (9) and brother-in-law Mariano Aguerre, has just been signed as Piaget’s 2014 polo ambassadors.
Unfortunately, Audi England couldn’t hold back the combined might of Cambiaso and Pieres who took Equus & Co Argentina to a 13-8 goal win, with Pieres scoring 9 of those making him the match’s top scorer.
The Coronation Cup was presented to the Argentine side (some what reluctantly we imagine) by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.