More than 14,000 spectators were at Cowdray Park Polo Club in West Sussex on Sunday 19th July to cheap Rolex replica watch the Finals of the 2015 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Championships. Two amazing teams, King Power Foxes and UAE fiercely competed for the most coveted Gold Cup, with King Power Foxes ultimately claiming victory with a comfortable margin of 14-8.
2015 also marks the first year for Jaeger-LeCoultre as Title Sponsor, further strengthening our long-standing relationship as the Official Timekeeper of Cowdray Park Polo Club, the most prestigious and oldest polo club in the UK. Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Daniel Riedo and UK Director Zahra Kassim-Lakha were delighted to present the Trophy to the winning team King Power Foxes, a specially engraved Reverso to the Best Patron and special gifts to the finalists and the umpires. Taking on the British Championship this year and for many years to come marks a new level of our commitment to Polo at the very highest level, alongside our Official Timekeeper role at the Palermo Open.
Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cowdray Park Polo Club
Building on nearly a decade as Official Timekeeper of Cowdray Park Polo Club, Jaeger-LeCoultre is delighted to start a new chapter in its long-standing relationship with the Club, known by professionals as the home of British polo. 2015 indeed marks the first of many years as Title Sponsor of the British Open Championships, now renamed the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold cup, in addition to keeping its role as Official Timekeeper of the Club.
Inside the Jaeger-LeCoultre Enclosure
Before the match in the Jaeger-LeCoultre marquee, Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Daniel Riedo, Zahra Kassim-Lakha, UK Omega Replica watches Director, and Laurent Vinay Executive Communications Director were delighted to host special guests such as Lord and Lady Cowdray, Chairman Mr. Peter Barfoot and his spouse, as well as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Ambassadors, Clare Mountbatten, The Marchioness of Milford Haven, Eduardo Novillo Astrada who reached the Semi-Finals with team Apes Hill, and Luke Tomlinson who played through to the Quarter-Finals of the tournament with team Salkeld.
Photographer Astrid Muñoz had a special presence in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Enclosure, as she was revealing her photographic exhibition entitled “Unbridled Synchrony” commissioned by Jaeger-LeCoultre to capture special moments, emotions and scenes during the UK polo season. As a photographer with a very personal relationship to polo Astrid Munoz created truly unusual views and impactful photographs. The exhibition of her work now continues in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique in London at 13 Old Bond Street until the 30th of July.
After the prize-giving ceremony, more than 350 invited guests joined in celebrating an exciting Gold Cup tournament and a glorious day of sunshine in the Jaeger-LeCoultre marquee.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Final
King Power Foxes, the team of ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha, entered the final with great expectations, having just won the 2015 Queen’s Cup with Top’s new lineup of 10 goal Pieres brothers, Gonzalito and Facundo, and young 1 goal English player Hugo Lewis. The all pro-side of UAE consisted of 10 goaler Pablo MacDonough, the leading goal scorer of the British Open, Santiago Stirling (4 goals), experienced high goal Panerai replica watches player Lucas Monteverde (8 goals) and 16 year old Jose Ramon Araya, currently playing off 0 goals, whose handicap will no doubt rocket after his performance in the UK this year.
Both teams competed hard to get the chance to raise the Gold Cup on the podium. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Final saw the victory of the blue shirts from King Power Foxes who battled to take the lead and closed with an impressive score of 14 – 8 against UAE.
In the official awards ceremony, excellence, team work and precision were recognized. Best Playing Pony award went to Divina played by Pablo MacDonough. Facundo Pieres was presented with the award for Most Valuable Player by Zahra Kassim Lakha, Jaeger-LeCoultre UK. Individual prizes were presented to both teams by Daniel Riedo and Zahra Kassim-Lakha. They were also delighted to present a specially engraved Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso replica watches to the Best Patron “Top” from King Power Foxes.
At the height of the excitement, Daniel Riedo presented the final prize of the day, the most coveted trophy in polo, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, to ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha and his team who then celebrated enthusiastically on the podium with family and friends.
Jaeger-LeCoultre and the polo world
Both on the polo field and in UK Rolex replica watchmaking workshops, athletes and artisans are guided by the same concern to achieve constant improvement so as to leave an enduring imprint on time through finely tuned moves. Accurate, measured and apparently instinctive moves. Each of them is driven by a vibrant passion nurtured within a team aiming for a common goal. Jaeger-LeCoultre enjoys a rich history with polo, ever since the creation of the Reverso watch in 1931 in response to a request from British colonial officers in India who were tired of damaging their timepieces during matches. Inseparably bound up with this sport through a shared history and common values, Jaeger-LeCoultre actively supports the polo world through a number of partnerships such as the Palermo Open in Argentina and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup in the United Kingdom. Its ambassadors, Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, and Luke Tomlinson brilliantly demonstrate the inner spark that fires them on polo grounds around the world.