Jaeger-LeCoultre’s exceptional polo team competes at Queen’s Cup

05.18.11

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May 17 to June 12, 2011 at the Guards Polo Club, UK

Jaeger-LeCoultre announces its official participation at the world-class polo tournament held from May 17 to June 12, 2011 at the Guards Polo Club, UK. This prestigious event attracts the sport’s leading players from across the globe. “Mansour - Jaeger-LeCoultre” team participating at the Queen’s Cup includes four star players, with Eduardo Novillo Astrada, the brand’s polo ambassador: 1- Ben Soleimani, handicap 0 2- Ignacio "Nacho" Heguy, handicap 8 3- Eduardo Novillo Astrada, handicap 9 4- Francisco Elizalde, handicap 5 Reverso, the watch of polo Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates this year the 80th Anniversary of the Reverso watch, a watch developed for polo players in 1931 with a swiveling case protecting it from shocks while offering a personalized engraved case-back. The Reverso has evolved through the years with new faces, sizes and complications but has never lost its essence, progressing from watchmaking icon to cult status. Today, wearing a Reverso watch from the current collection is an entry to an exclusive world – not only in terms of watchmaking history but also aesthetic refinement. Jaeger-LeCoultre invites you to discover the legendary watch on the wrists of the world best polo players during the polo tournaments taking place in the world. Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s star polo ambassador, began his career as a polo player late in life at the age of 28. He swiftly made up for lost time, however, winning the legendary Triple Crown accompanied by his three brothers and wearing their family club colours, La Aguada team. The famous player wears a ceramic Reverso Squadra World Chronograph Polo Field, the first of its kind. Eduardo Novillo Astrada *Handicap 9 (Argentina and Great Britain), 10 (United States) * 38 years old * Titles won: 1 Argentinian Open (Triple Crown), 1 US Open, 3 British Opens, 1 Hurlingham Open, 1 Tortugas Open * Best 2010 results: USPA Gold Cup finalist. The Harcourt Developments Queen's Cup (17-22 Goal) This year the world-class polo tournament will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. The trophy was first presented to the Club by HM The Queen in 1960 and she historically attends Finals Day, this year scheduled for Sunday 12 June, to present the Cup to the winning patron. The team sheet always reads like a Who's Who of polo and each game is so important that even if the players are not in action on the field, they can be found watching the games intensely, keeping a close eye on their rivals' tactics. This is 22-goal polo at its best - with players and ponies at the top of their game. Discover the legendary Reverso watch on Reverso website. Follow our news every day on Facebook Jaeger-LeCoultre - The Official Page and Twitter.