In 2013, the Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre was honoured to become the official partner of the Argentine Open Polo Championship – also known as the Palermo Open, the world's 5th oldest polo tournament – which this year celebrates its 120th anniversary. From 16 November to 7 December 2013, polo fans will have their eyes glued to this exciting event: three weeks of competition in which the world's eight best teams will come face to face.
Created in 1893, the championship was initially known as the River Plate Polo Championship. It was in 1923 that the tournament once and for all took on the name of the Palermo Open, when the River Plate Polo Association changed its name to the Argentine Polo Association. Since then, the Palermo Open has been held every year at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, a district of Buenos Aires known as the "cathedral of polo". The polo stadium can seat 16,000 spectators around its two lawned grounds, a verdant oasis amidst the high rises of the capital.
The watchmaking Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre will be in attendance throughout the tournament. A space dedicated to the world of the Swiss Manufacture and polo will play host to the spectators of the various matches.
The Triple Crown
Organised by the Argentine Polo Association (AAP), the Argentine Palermo Open Championship is the world's most prestigious polo tournament. With the Tortugas Country Club Open Championship and the Hurlingham Open Championship, the Palermo Open forms the Triple Crown, one of the polo season's most spectacular and eagerly anticipated events, reserved for teams with a handicap of between 28 and 40 goals.
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