Teeing off the Golf Invitational 2013
The setting of this lively event was the prestigious and demanding Liberty National Golf Course with its stunning mile-long waterfront affording breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. The scramble game formula afforded guests to a challenging round in the company of the Audemars Piguet golfing ‘dream team’, some of whom arrived directly following the 2013 US Liberty National Golf Course. Before the start of the tournament, Audemars Piguet’s CEO François-Henry Bennahmias introduced each of the nine participating professionals highlighting the friendly bond created over the years, whilst demonstrating their skills on the driving range. After a very close tournament, the team led by Morgan Pressel and Graeme McDowell won with a score of 181. All those in attendance revelled in their shared enthusiasm for golf and the Audemars Piguet approach to watchmaking: two skills that require a blend of passion and precision.
Official Timekeeper of the Swiss Ascona Tournament
The Hublot Polo Cup in Ascona, Switzerland took place at the Swiss resort renowned for its Lido lakefront, walks, beautiful villas and luxury hotels. After the parade of horses and players in town and on the Lido, 450 VIPs, including Swiss, Italian and some of the largest German fortunes were invited to attend a beach party on Friday night. The magical setting with spectacular light and sound was by the lake, where guests donned casual dress, roamed around with bare feet on the sands and danced late into the night after a great Argentinian barbecue. They were also treated to the magic of India with bright colours and fire jugglers between matches. Later, the games began, holding the audience spellbound till the very end with the victory of Team Styger & Partner Wealth Management. The winners were each given one Chukker Bang, a Big Bang model specially developed by Hublot for Polo. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said, “Sport has always been a part of life at Hublot. And when the sport in question speaks of elegance and fair play, then the choice for us is simple. Ascona represents quality, beauty, privilege, security, holidays, luxury, the Swiss way of life.” Already involved in magnificent tournaments around the world, Hublot was associated for the first time with the Swiss Ascona tournament as its Official Timekeeper.
Opens its First Mono-brand Boutique in Geneva
Ulysse Nardin opened its first mono-brand boutique in Switzerland on the Quai des Bergues banks, in Geneva. Reflecting the brand genesis dedicated to marine chronometers, the boutique features a collection of the finest timepieces, including models from the Limited Edition Boutique Exclusive line, all presented in a sophisticated, nautical inspired setting. “The opening of a boutique in Geneva marks another milestone in our history as it is our 18th boutique world-wide and the first in Central Europe, and moreover, the first in Switzerland, the very heart of the watchmaking industry,” says Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. The Boutique Exclusive line includes the Blue Toro, the Freak Diavolo Platinum, and the Blue Executive Dual Time watches.