Global Champions Tour in Hamburg

05.26.12

Jaeger-LeCoultre for the third time at the Global Champions Tour in Hamburg

The Hamburg leg of the Global Champions Tour is always very special. In Klein Flottbeck – a green and quiet suburb of Hamburg – the German Jumping and Dressage Derby has taken place for decades. It’s a real happening for families, who enjoy the riding and dressage competitions as well as picnis in the countryside setting.

The Global Champions Tour, that took place in the context of the German Jumping and Dressage Derby is one of the highlights of the weekend with the Grand Prix on Saturday with record prize money and GCT ranking points for the world-class competitors. The winner of the Grand Prix was British rider Nick Skelton with his nine-year old Big Star. Next to a fantastic money pot, he received 40.00 GCT ranking points as well as a Reverso, that had been engraved with the design of the GCT Trophy.

Edwina Tops-Alexander, the world’s top professional female show jumper and current ranking GCT leader, also took part in the Grand Prix in Hamburg. Some time ago, she also visited Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre in the Vallée de Joux, Switzerland. After a journey into the fascinating world of fine horology, Edwina shared her impressions: “I had a very interesting visit through the factory learning about some of the details that go into making a watch. Of course you appreciate this much more when you see this, and the amount of details and time that goes into making a watch is really incredible. I'm not sure what is more difficult making a watch or producing a Grand Prix horse!”

Throughout 2012, Edwina will participate in the most prestigious jumping competitions, wearing a perfect symbol of a life dedicated to sport, the Reverso, which becomes a bejewelled and feminine evening watch at the flick of a wrist.