A glimpse of Hublot Polo Gold Cup
Polo is one of the most prestigious tournaments in Europe. An upscale resort town in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, Gstaad, and the surrounding fields of its airport was transformed into Argentinian-style pampas on August 17 till August 20, 2017. With around 6,000 spectators, 16 top polo players on the circuit took to fields creating a blur of hooves and mallets, and all sported the colours of Hublot Polo Gold Cup.
For the 9th consecutive year, Hublot’s hosts were taken on an immersive journey through the legendary world of its collaboration with the prancing horse brand, which this year celebrates, its 70th anniversary.
“A fusion of power, speed, accuracy and elegance, polo, Ferrari, Gstaad, and Hublot find a natural fellowship on the field. Partners turned friends. When our friends celebrate an anniversary, we naturally want to celebrate with them. The Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad emerged as an ideal event to host one of the tributes planned this year in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ferrari’s own legendary prancing horse. Our partnerships offer opportunities to surpass ourselves, to join forces in pursuit of ever greater excellence, creativity, and innovation. The Classic Fusion Chronograph Chukker and the Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph are the ultimate embodiment of this”, says Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot
The tournament with a category 6 on the circuit is one of the most prestigious in Europe. For the first time, it hosted four teams with a total handicap of 14 – the highest level ever played on Swiss soil.
After the qualifying round on Thursday 17th August and the semifinals on Saturday 19th August, “Banque Eric Sturdza” beat “Riva” to secure overall victory.
Classic Fusion Chronograph Chukker
As the tournament’s Official Timekeeper, Hublot and its Classic Fusion Chronograph Chukker – a bi-compax chronograph counted the 7.5 minutes of each of the 24 chukkers played during the competition1. This is a watch designed for polo in microblasted titanium dressed in the colours of the sport of kings.
This watch is limited to 200 pieces, and based on the Caliber Hublot HUB1141, and is an automatic chronograph with 280 components.
Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph
Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph grabbed the attention of all at the Hublot x Ferrari pop-up store.
Designed by Ferrari; produced by Hublot. Conceived as a sports car, its design was based on the HUB6311 movement, a new Hublot manufacture calibre featuring a chronograph tourbillon, 253 components, and a 115-hour power reserve, with an ultra-high-performance case/chassis built on a lattice structure never before seen in watchmaking.
Three elements – the skeleton case middle, container and case-back – made from Hublot is available in three different versions King Gold, titanium, or a brand new strong, hypoallergenic material, PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) carbon.