A decade of innovation at over 1,000 metres above sea level It’s been 10 years for the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad!
“2018 is a special year since marking the 10 year anniversary of our collaboration
with the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad. A decade of memories reminds us of all that we
have created together. By sharing common values and philosophy, we have
celebrated many firsts!”
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot
10 years on, Hublot Loves Gstaad: its authenticity, its magic, its ‘Swissitude’! The figure 10, symbolically considered as the most perfect, tells of all the firsts that the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad and Hublot have celebrated together with over a decade of innovation. For its 23rd edition, the Hublot Polo Gold Cup gathered more than 2,000 spectators on the grass field of the Bernese Alps. In a setting that will never tire they came to admire the presence and technique of the Bank Eric Sturdza team which won the final!
It’s already been 10 years for Hublot and the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad! Ten is a highly symbolic number that contains the figure 1, a metaphor for unity, and the figure 0, which represents matter and chaos. Two meanings that echo the Hublot philosophy. Unity, via its desire to unite materials, universes and personalities through fusion. Matter and chaos define the most emblematic of Hublot’s watches — the Big Bang, which, like the universe, was also born of matter and chaos.
Gstaad. a magical and authentic place in the heart of rolling and lush landscapes, dotted with timber chalets, where Hublot have returned year after year to spend the end of its summer. A typically Swiss picture postcard setting, so beloved of Hublot.
Review of a prolific partnership. Through the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad, the watchmaker has celebrated many firsts. Looking back at some of the innovation over the decade of innovation: 2011 Launch of the Big Bang Chukker Bang. The first Hublot watch inspired by and dedicated to polo, with its removable titanium grill protecting the sapphire glass during the game.
2015 An important year that marked two anniversaries at once — 10 years of the Big Bang and 20 years of the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad.
2016 A year that marked the launch of the Classic Fusion “Chukker”. A bi-compax chronograph in “Earth” shades whose counter at 9 o’clock measures the 7.5 minute duration of each chukker. This year also marked the first Chinese team participation in the tournament with the Tang Polo Club of Beijing, led by its captain and owner Shilai Liu. Under the colours of the Hublot team they went on to win the 2016 competition. It was also the year in which Ferrari Switzerland became an official partner. The old adage, the friends of my friends are my friends, rang true.
2018 Together, Hublot and the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad celebrate the tenth anniversary of their partnership. As a partner of the most prestigious polo clubs and the circuit’s emblematic tournaments, Hublot is establishing itself in the most kingly of sports. 2,000 years old, the now universal sport of polo merges power, speed and precision in a spirit of elegance and social interaction. It’s no wonder why Hublot has loved polo for 10 years.
Hublot Team (Total HCP 12)
MATTEO BEFFA CH HCP. 0
GERARDO CONSENTINO LIE HCP. 0
JULIO NOVILLO ASTRADA ARG HCP. 7
SANTIAGO SCHWEIZER ARG HCP. 5
CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH CHUKKER
Reference: 537.NI.7417.VR – Limited to 200 pieces
Diameter: 45 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Case: Microblasted titanium
Bezel: Microblasted titanium
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Screws « H »: Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Microblasted titanium with Hublot logo on the crown
Pushers: Microblasted titanium
Case back: Microblasted titanium engraved “LIMITED EDITION 200NUM”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Dial: Grey sunray satin-finish, counters black satin circular
Satin-finished rhodium plated appliques with beige luminescente
Hands: Polished rhodium-plated hands with beige luminescente
Polished rhodium-plated chronograph second hand
Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1141, automatic chronograph
Date: Window at 6.00
No of Components: 280 (59 Jewels)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Strap: Black rubber and beige calf with beige stitching
Buckle: Microblasted titanium deployant buckle clasp