Jaeger-LeCoultre partners with Global Champions Tour
The Global Champions Tour (“GCT”), the most prestigious championship in show jumping today, is proud to announce that Jaeger-LeCoultre will be the official partner and time keeper of the Tour for the next seasons. The 2011 season, which promises excellent sporting and social encounters, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be present at the top competitions including the: 2-5 June - Germany Hamburg 9-11 June - France Cannes 23-25 June - Monaco Monte-Carlo 1 - 2 July - Portugal Estoril 12-14 August - The Netherlands Valkenswaard 2-4 September - Brazil Rio de Janeiro 10-12 November – Abu Dhabi From the entrance arch to the main playground, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be present on the main areas of the competitions. During the events, guests will be welcomed in the VIP area, where they will attend a beautiful spectacular and also discover the latest timepieces from La Grande Maison. In 2011, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Reverso, the winner of every tournament will win a Reverso specially engraved by the Manufacture for this occasion. Jaeger-LeCoultre has always nurtured close ties with the world of horse-riding, particularly with polo thanks to the iconic Reverso, which was designed for polo players in 1931. Today, this historical link is expressed through partnerships with the best professional polo players in the world: Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Lia Salvo and Clare Milford Haven, and by a lead presence at the world’s most authentic polo tournaments and riding competitions. Jaeger-LeCoultre and Equestrian sports: Birth of the Reverso watch Through sports partnerships supported by the brand in many different countries and the announcement of an agreement signed with the world’s finest jumping organization, the longstanding ties between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Equestrian sports are stronger than ever. Nobility, speed, accuracy and impeccable dexterity are the principles that have consistently inspired the rules of polo, and jumping. The Global Champions Tour (GCT) The Global Champions Tour was founded by Olympic gold medalist Jan Tops in 2006, with the objective to improve the sport through better conditions for riders, horses, horse owners, sponsors and spectators alike. The series, which in 2011 realises 10 events across 9 countries, has a total prize money cache of €7 million.