Piaget Watches, Other Style Collaborations Celebrate Polo
BY ROBERTA NAAS
LEFT: Legendary polo player Nacho Figueras. RIGHT: The new Piaget Polo FortyFive ($21,000), crafted in black DLC (diamond-like coating) titanium with a proprietary 880P self-winding movement.
A host of high-end jewelers honor the game of polo with commemorative pieces. Piaget, which features player Nic Roldan as a polo ambassador, has a long, international relationship with the sport. As the official timekeeper of this year’s Bridgehampton Polo Challenge, Piaget will unveil its newest version of the Polo FortyFive.
“Bridgehampton Polo is a summer tradition,” says Larry Boland, president of Piaget North America. “That’s why Piaget is proud to serve as official timekeeper. We’ll also use Bridgehampton Polo as the venue for our US debut of the new ‘stealth’ Piaget Polo FortyFive. It’s the ultimate sports watch for polo players and fans alike.”
Veteran polo brand Cartier also supports the sport, most recently with the Cartier Queen’s Cup in England for the Diamond Jubilee, where some of the biggest names in polo were in action. Ralph Lauren’s association with international polo is well established with its Black Watch polo team and sponsorship of the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow. Similarly, Jaeger-LeCoultre staunchly continues its endorsement of the game, by hosting events globally and regularly creating new Reversos, the first watch ever constructed specifically for polo players. London Jewelers, Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-627-7475
photography by Rob rich/societyallure.com (figueras)