Hublot Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
May 30th, 2017 [New York, NY]– Tonight, luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot revealed its new timepiece in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot in honor of the 10th anniversary Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic taking place on June 3, where Hublot is serving as the official timekeeper and scoreboard sponsor.
To kick off this year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, the unofficial New York event of summer, Hublot and Veuve Clicquot hosted an intimate cocktail event at the Fifth Avenue Boutique. Media and friends of both brands were invited to view the new timepiece, Classic Fusion Veuve Clicquot, and mingle over a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne. The watch was unveiled by Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot of America, alongside famed Argentinian polo player and captain of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Team, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras. Later this evening, Jean-François presented with Nacho the timepiece, and wished him luck in the forthcoming match this weekend. Guests continued celebrating over hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Nacho’s wife, Delfina Blaquier, was in attendance as well.
This Saturday, June 3 the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will celebrate its 10th anniversary by returning to Liberty State Park for an afternoon of polo, picnicking, and champagne hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, all in Hublot time! Hublot will serve as the official timekeeper and scoreboard sponsor for the match, and Nacho Figueras will be sporting the collaboration watch. Hublot’s brand presence extends to the Rosé Garden where vitrines of Hublot timepieces will be on display. The Rosé Garden is an intimate and exclusive experience with glamourous lounge décor and a prime view of the game, drawing a star-studded list of celebrities and socialites on the “green carpet.”. The day will end with a special performance by 15-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of activism, Alicia Keys to close the rite of the season.
Nacho Figueras, Captain, Veuve Clicquot Polo Team, noted, “It has been an honor to be a part of this amazing Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event since the very beginning. My passion has always been to make polo a more mainstream and accessible sport and it is great to have the support of partners like Hublot to help bring new offerings to the experience. The 10th anniversary celebration will be one to remember!”
Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot of America, commented, “We are thrilled to announce our limited- edition watch in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot, and our partnership with yet another prestigious polo tournament, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic for their 10th anniversary celebration. Veuve Clicquot defines their brand by being ‘modern and audacious,’ while living up to their motto of being the finest in quality. This philosophy resonated with us at Hublot as we strive to be a trailblazer in the watch industry; always evolving to be at the forefront of new concepts and technology. Our shared attributes, along with Hublot’s love for the sport, made this partnership feel like a natural connection.”
Vanessa Kay, Senior Vice President, Veuve Clicquot, shared, “The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic always turns out an exciting display of fashion and style, so a partnership with a brand like Hublot really encapsulates the spirit of the event. We wanted to create something unique to celebrate and commemorate the 10th anniversary, and what better way to remember a special moment in time than a watch.”
Hublot has a long-standing history of supporting polo across the world, including Polo Gold Cup Gstaad, Ascona, which for four years served as Headline Sponsor and Official Timekeeper, Sotogrande Polo Tournament, Cortina Winter Polo Cup, and more. The brand’s continued partnership with this elite equestrian event is the perfect synthesis between sport and tradition, reinforcing Hublot’s Art of Fusion creative concept.
Hublot, “A different way to progress”, say those who know this Swiss luxury watch company, where every moment moves forward to create the future at an impressive speed. A dream started and developed by Hublot President Jean-Claude Biver with the CEO of Ricardo Guadalupe when they took control of the brand in 2004. These two men are responsible for turning the watch brand into a real success story in which the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, and MP Manufacturing Collection pieces represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition.
From the complications of internal clocks, including award-winning minute and tourbillon repeaters, to revolutionary materials such as patented and magically resistant gold, carbon-colored Texalium zero, and cases of transparent sapphire and color to world-class collaborations like Ferrari, the FIFA World Cup™ and Italy Independent, Hublot is characterized by the philosophy “Art of Fusion”, bringing tradition into the future.
ABOUT CLICQUOT VEUVE
Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot played a decisive role in the establishment and evolution of the champagne industry as we know it today. Located in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot is proud to use only the lightest grapes that reflect the motto of Madame Clicquot. Now, more than 200 years later, Veuve Clicquot Champagne inspires the world to “Be Clicquot” “a single quality, the finest. “: modern, bold and premium quality. These values, established by the innovative and extraordinary Madame Clicquot and maintained by generations of Clicquot drinkers, promise a remarkable experience with every sip of Veuve Clicquot. For more information, visit www.veuveclicquot.tumblr.com.