World Top-Ranked Show Jumpers visit Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre in Switzerland before the Final of the Global Champions Tour

11.09.12

The show jumpers including Edwina Tops-Alexander, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s friend and the world No1 female rider, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (Sweden), Sheikh Shakboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan (UAE), Patrice Delaveau and Thierry Rozier (France), Laurent Van der Straten (Belgium) and Katarina Offel (Germany) visited Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le Sentier, Switzerland.

The Global Champions Tour sponsored by Jaeger-LeCoultre, is an international showjumping championship which gathers world’s top riders and horses who compete for glory and the highest prize money in the sport. The final event of the GCT season will be held in UAE, in the home country Sheikh Shakboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan from 22-24 November at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

During their visit to the Grande Maison the show-jumpers followed the process of creation of iconic products such as the Atmos clock and the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso that celebrated last year its 80th anniversary since its creation as a ground-breaking concept of a robust and elegant sports watch. Jaeger-LeCoultre offers its iconic Reverso watch to the winner of each series of the Global Champions Tour Tournament. Each Reverso awarded as a prize is unique thanks to the special engraved design on the back of the swiveling case, that captures the special moment forever and makes one’s watch a treasured piece of personal history to wear.

A walk in the factory through different areas of craftsmanship where the process of creation is never ending was followed by a tour of the museum of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watchmaking history that goes back to 180 years.