Swiss luxury watch maker Hublot unveiled its BIG BANG “POLO DE PARIS” watch at Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad, Switzerland’s biggest polo tournament. The watchmaking brand Hublot, as well as being the main sponsor of the tournament, also supported a team comprising 3 Argentinian players and one Italian. Their handicaps ranged from 1 to 7. Gualtiero Giori, Francesco Menendez, Eduardo Menendez and Julio Coria did Hublot proud, by qualifying for the final on Saturday afternoon in a very tight match against Team Gstaad Palace.
To cheer on the Hublot team, the Hublot CEO Jean- Claude Biver, as well as the Managing Director Ricardo Guadalupe, were in attendance beside the field with their families, guests, customers and friends. Won over by the values conveyed by this sport, they were keen to reassert the affinities between Hublot and polo, such as tradition, precision, perfection, elegance and above all unity, a concept close to the brand’s heart!
Providing a spectacle with guaranteed excitement to delight the guests, this event with a typically Swiss colour and flavour was embellished by a party in a high-altitude restaurant where all enjoyed the chance to savour the local specialities and even have a go on the Alpine Horn in the company of the players. Sunday saw Team Bank Baring Brothers Sturdza SA emerging victorious in the final, beating Team Hublot by one point by scoring the Golden Goal after an additional chukker.
Every player received a Big Bang automatic chronograph, with the logo of the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad engraved on the caseback: a highly coveted trophy which made the players happy and doubtless very proud to now wear the same timepiece as the brand’s Argentinian ambassadors, Miguel Novillo Astrada and Facundo Pieres, two of the world’s best players.
“Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm, in micro-blasted black ceramic
Bezel: Micro-blasted tantalum with 6 H-shaped titanium screws; embedded, polished & locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Titanium with sapphire crystal, “HUBLOT THE PERFECT POLO MATCH PARIS 2009” logo transfer
Crown: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium, rectangular, with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM
Matt black with ruthenium coloured satin-finished numerals and applique indexes, grey “POLO DE PARIS” logo, at 9 o’clock
Hands: Sand-blasted, ruthenium, black Super Luminova, chronograph hand withm H counterweight
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding Hublot calibre HUB44 developed with La Joux-Perret
No. of components: 252
Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
Screws: Black PVD
Date: Trapezoid window at 4.30
Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Sand-blasted & rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Black Alligator Gummy outer surface, rubber inner
Clasp: Black PVD steel deployant
Limited, 50 numbered pieces from 01/50 to 50/50