International Polo Club Palm Beach Welcomes Piaget as Title Sponsor of the 2014 Piaget Gold Cup
Legendary polo players, gallant ponies, and luxury timepieces will be on display when Swiss watchmaker and jeweler, Piaget, returns to International Polo Club Palm Beach for its seventh consecutive year as the title sponsor of the world-class Piaget Gold Cup.
“Elegance and cultivating a spirit of luxury are what Piaget brings to the International Polo Club and our upcoming 2014 season,” said John Wash, president of the International Polo Club (IPC). “Piaget’s reputation for excellence and flawless craftsmanship make them an ideal partner for this prestigious event.”
Piaget has been a principal partner of IPC since 2006 and will host the Piaget Gold Cup tournament for the 2014 season. 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.
“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 prestigious Piaget Gold Cup is grace and athletic ingenuity at its finest. First played in 1974 at Oakbrook Polo Club in Illinois, the tournament made a series of pit stops before coming home to the breathtaking greens of IPC. When the USPA awarded the International Polo Club the Gold Cup in 2007, it sealed IPC’s place in history as the proud host of America’s 26-goal Triple Crown polo tournaments – the USPA C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup, and the U.S. Open Polo Championship®. This year’s Piaget Gold Cup matches will be played on consecutive Sundays – March 9, 16, and 23.