One of the most prestigious polo tournaments anywhere is the Piaget Gold Cup. Lucky for us, it is taking place right in our back yard at Wellington’s International Polo Club this Sunday. Legendary polo players, gallant ponies, and luxury timepieces will be on display when Swiss watchmaker and jeweler, Piaget, kicks off their seventh consecutive year as the title sponsor of the world-class championship on Sunday.
“As the exclusive watch and jewelry sponsor, and the official timekeeper of the International Polo Club Palm Beach, we are beyond thrilled to be back for the Piaget Gold Cup,” said Larry Boland, president of Piaget. “It’s the perfect marriage of brand legacy and the international jet-set lifestyle.” The House has been associated with the sport of kings since the 1970s when Mr. Yves Piaget became a major supporter of polo in Palm Beach. His belief that polo embodied the same attributes as the brand, including precision, performance, and perfection, led to the creation of the first Piaget Polo timepiece in 1979.
In addition to the kickoff of the Piaget, Sunday marks the “Great Futures Brunch at Polo,” a fundraiser hosted by Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, the world’s most famous polo player and face of Ralph Lauren’s Polo, and America’s Most Wanted host, John Walsh. The tables are already sold out at the event, taking place at the Mallet Grille patio, but lawn seats, box seats, and the popular Sunday Brunch and Polo Package – with access to the Veuve Cliquot Airstream Lounge are still available. Tickets are available online at internationalpoloclub.