Team Valiente wins the Piaget Gold Cup

Palm Beach, FL – Swiss watchmaker and jeweller Piaget, returned to Palm Beach for the seventh consecutive year as the presenting sponsor and Official Timekeeper of the Piaget Gold Cup tournament at the International Polo Club in Palm Beach. World class polo players and brothers, Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres, Nico Pieres and Mariano Aguerre of the Ellerstina Piaget team, Piaget North America’s polo ambassador, Jeff Hall and his wife, Michelle Hall, and close friends of the brand Marc Ganzi and Melissa Ganzi, joined Larry Boland, President of Piaget North America, to celebrate the final match of the intense three-week tournament.

Ellerstina Piaget polo members wearing Piaget luxury watches
Larry Boland, Michelle Hall, Jeff Hall attending to the Piaget Gold Cup

From left to right: Nico Pieres, Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres

From left to right: Larry Boland, Michelle Hall, Jeff Hall

 

It was a heated competition between teams Valiente and Alegria, with the latter, led by Clemente Zavaleta, Mariano Aguerre, Hilario Ulloa and Julian Mannix, looking to defeat Valiente’s long-running title. From the start, Valiente, fronted by Adolfo Cambiaso, Sapo Caset, Santi Torres and Robert Jornayvaz, took control and led the score 7 to 3 by half time. In an exciting change of events in the fifth chukker, Alegria pulled through and tied the game 9-9. Nevertheless, Valiente triumphed over Alegria to win the championship 11 to 10 with two minutes to spare. Sapo Caset was recognized as the Most Valuable Player and awarded with a Piaget Polo clock by Larry Boland, in honor of polo great, Carlos Gracida. Atissa Tadjadod, Global Director of Communications for Piaget, also awarded Best Playing Pony to Sapo Caset’s pony, Pipi.

Earlier in the day, Piaget kicked off the celebration with a traditional pre-match brunch for fifty at the International Polo Club’s Mallet Grille. In addition to the Pieres brothers, the Ganzi’s and the Hall’s, guests included Joe and Diana DiMenna, Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor, Avril Graham of Harper’s Bazaar, Helga Piaget and IPC’s John Wash and wife Toy Wash.

Piaget also transformed the 7th Chukker terrace in the IPC stadium to showcase the latest editions from the Piaget Polo FortyFive watch collection, including the bold black-on-back Chronograph and Automatic in ALDC-treated titanium. Rising above the watch presentation, was a life-sized polished aluminum polo pony and rider filled with hundreds of fragrant pink Yves Piaget Roses along with the legendary Piaget Gold Cup trophy.

 
Polo players during the Piaget Gold Cup
Valiente team won the Piaget Gold Cup

Valiente and Alegria players

From left to right: Robert Jornayvaz, Santi Torres, Sapo Caset, Adolfo Cambiaso

 

Piaget has a long history with polo, dating back to the 1970s when Mr. Yves Piaget became a major advocate of the sport in Palm Beach. He strongly believed that polo embodied the same attributes of the brand: beauty, daring and precision. The House will also be hosting the upcoming Piaget Hamptons Cup, in August.

Nico Pieres wearing a Piaget Polo watch
Michelle Hall and Jeff Hall

Nico Pieres

Michelle Hall and Jeff Hall

Larry Boland and Jeff Hall at Piaget Gold Cup
Pieres brothers, Larry Boland and Atissa Tadjadod

From left to right: Nico Pieres, Facundo Pieres, Larry Boland, Atissa Tadjadod and Gonzalito Pieres

Piaget Polo Fortyfive watch

Larry Boland and Jeff Hall - Jeff Hall wearing a Piaget Polo FortyFive watch

Piaget Polo watch
Piaget luxury watches and Piaget Rose horse
Piaget Brunch during Piaget gold Cup
A woman wearing Piaget jewellery
The Menu of the Piaget Gold Cup Brunch
A Piaget Rose ring

Photo Credit: © LILA PHOTO

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