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July 16, 2013

Recap: Hublot Polo Cup Ascona 2013

By Chris Boyle

Hublot Polo Cup Ascona resizedThe Hublot Polo Cup in Ascona, Switzerland took place on the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore this weekend.

The magnificent tournament graced the shores of the Swiss resort renowned for its Lido lakefront, walks, beautiful villas and luxury hotels.

After the parade of horses and players in town and on the Lido, 450 VIPs including Swiss, Italian and some of the largest German fortunes were invited to attend a Beach Party Friday night. The magical setting with spectacular light and sound was lakeside where guests donned casual dress and bare feet in the sand and danced late into the night after a great Argentinian barbecue.

Saturday evening, the main event began at 8pm where under large tents decorated for an Indian themed evening, the matches and party began. Guests were treated to the magic of India with bright colors and fire jugglers between matches and the atmosphere was again a festive party.

Finally, on Sunday afternoon, the games began with eagles spectacular show. The games held the audience spellbound until the very end with the victory of Team Styger & Partner Wealth Management. The winners were each given one Chukker Bang watch; a Big Bang model specially developed by Hublot for Polo.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, commented on Hublot’s commitment,
stating: “Sport has always been a part of life at Hublot. And when the sport in question speaks of elegance and fair play, then the choice for us is simple.

“Ascona represents quality, beauty, privilege, security, holidays, luxury and the Swiss way of life. We are delighted and very proud to now be associated with this fine tournament, organised in such an exemplary way by a dynamic organising committee, to which we would like to extend our sincerest thanks and congratulations”.

Already involved in magnificent tournaments around the world (“Polo at the Palace” in Abu Dhabi, the fun Miami Beach Polo and Gstaad), Hublot is particularly proud to be associated for the first time with the Swiss Ascona tournament as its Official Timekeeper – a tournament that enchants with its excellence, extraordinary organization and setting.

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