On 30 Sep 2018, Swiss luxury watch brand HUBLOT and the Tang Polo Club partnered again to present a thrilling polo match on the banks of the beautiful Wenyu River in Beijing. The new launched Classic Fusion Ceramic Tourbillon Chronograph Special Edition “Tang Polo Club” counted the 7.5 minutes of each of the 6 chukkers played during the games.
Polo is a sport that fuses power, speed, accuracy, passion and elegance. Polo today is a universal sport favored by royal families, business leaders, and celebrities. Polo requires not only physical strength, precision and control, but also communication between players and their horses.
In recent years, Hublot has been partner of the most prestigious polo clubs and emblematic tournaments, from the Hublot Polo Cup Sotogrande, Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad, Hublot Polo Cup in Ascona to the Hublot Cortina Winter Polo Cup. Last August also marked the 10th anniversary of cooperation between Hublot and the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad. Over the past decade, the brand has showcased Hublot-style pleasure and enthusiasm between polo players and celebrities in this scenic Swiss village located in the Bernese Alps.
In 2014, Hublot and the Tang Polo Club, the most prestigious club in China, forged a strategic partnership. Having established a deep bond over the years, the two parties successfully combine elegance and exclusivity with a lifestyle characterized by passion and speed. The launch of the Hublot Chukker Bang – Tang Polo Club limited edition has been the first milestone of the collaboration.
In 2016, Hublot invited Shilai Liu, owner of the Tang Polo Club and China’s most esteemed polo player, to attend the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad. Under the Hublot Team led by Liu, they claimed the coveted trophy. This year, Hublot releases the Classic Fusion Ceramic Tourbillon Chronograph Special Edition “Tang Polo Club” in celebration of the fifth anniversary of its partnership with the prestigious club.
The Classic Fusion Ceramic Tourbillon Chronograph Special Edition “Tang Polo Club” offers a 45mm black ceramic case, with a skeleton dial featuring a sub-dial at 2 o’clock featuring the Tang Polo Club logo. The small second hand is shaped like a polo mallet, resembling its movement when it rotates around the sub-dial. A 30-minute timer and a Tourbillon device are ingeniously placed at 10 o’clock and at 6 o’clock respectively.
The outer part of the Tourbillon’s framework is marked by the highly prominent Greek Key motif. A manual-winding Skeleton Tourbillon chronograph movement, with a single push-piece at the 2 o’clock position. The case back is engraved with the words “SPECIAL EDITION” and a personalized name.
Two types of straps are available: black rubber and brown calf embossed with the “TPC18” logo and brown stitching, and black rubber and black alligator with king gold stitching.