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Piaget at the Second Beijing International Polo Open Tournament

PIAGET was the official timekeeper at Second Beijing International Polo Open Tournament held on 23 September 2010, at the Beijing Sunny Times Polo Club. As the largest and most authoritative government-hosted International polo match in China, the event is hailed as the index of the sport’s progress and development in China. Aside from being the official timekeeper of this year’s match, Piaget will also be the sponsor of the Chinese team as it competes for the gold against visiting teams from Australia, Chile and New Zealand.

The equestrian game of polo was originally “invented” in China in the Han Dynasty, and flourished in the Tang and Sung dynasties. It later “immigrated” to India, where it was adopted and brought back to England to become a favorite pastime of the British, and since, the entire world. In 2004, with the support of the Beijing Athletics Bureau along with the Yan-Qing County government, the game of polo was again revived. In celebration of The Second Annual Beijing International Polo Match, PIAGET presented its Polo FortyFive watch to Mr. Yang Xia, Executive Director of the Polo Committee of Chinese Equestrian Association, as a token of honour and recognition for his contribution towards the promotion and development of the sport in China. 

 
Mr. Dimitri Gouten of Piaget presents a Polo FortyFive to Mr. Yang Xia, Executive Director of the Polo Committee of Chinese Equestrian Association

 
Mr. Dimitri Gouten of Piaget receives a silk hand embroidery depicting ladies polo players from the Tang Dynasty

 
Inside the Piaget VIP viewing tent

PIAGET‘s VIP viewing tent featured the trendy 45 mm-diameter Polo FortyFive case that is reminiscent of the 45-minutes of a polo match. The PIAGET Polo FortyFive adopts a resolutely sporty attitude with an exterior that is a first for PIAGET, combining titanium, injected rubber and steel. Not only a tribute to the sport, the watch with its dynamic design and perfectly mastered technology, truly represents PIAGET’s continuous commitment towards a sport which reflects its own values of bold daring, high standards and faultless accuracy. 

 
Piaget Polo FortyFive, Ref. G0A34010
Titanium case, Titanium bezel and Manufacture Piaget 800P mechanical self-winding movement 

 
Piaget Polo FortyFive Automatic 2010 edition, Ref. G0A35010
Titanium case, Titanium bezel and Manufacture Piaget 880P mechanical self-winding movement
One of 500 examples 

 
Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady in 18k rose gold, Ref. G0A35013 

 
Piaget Polo FortyFive Lady in 18k white gold, Ref. G0A35014

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Written by kevin

October 6, 2010 at 12:50 am

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