Piaget Celebrates as the Official Timekeeper of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Limited Edition Piaget Polo FortyFive Awarded To Winning Team

Jun 29, 2010, 11:48 ET from Piaget

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Piaget was proud to be the official timekeeper of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, one of the world's most high profile polo matches.  Held on Governor's Island against a dramatic backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, the glamorous affair has become the must-attend social event of the season.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with celebrities and prominent New Yorkers including Susan Sarandon, Mary J. Blige, Julianna Margulies, Josh Lucas, Byrdie Bell, Veronica Webb, Val Kilmer, Gayle King, Ivanka Trump and Russell Simmons, turned out to welcome back Britain's Prince Harry who competed in the match.  Piaget's special guest, Alexis Bledel, dazzled the crowd in Piaget's white gold and diamond rose motif earrings and matching cocktail ring.

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In celebration of this year's event, Piaget created a limited edition version of its Piaget Polo FortyFive Chronograph to be awarded as the prize for the winning team.  Inspired by the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, the specially designed timepiece features the iconic "Clicquot Yellow" on its signature sub-dials and is designated "New York." Only 10 have been produced.

"Piaget has a long history with polo, so we are proud to commemorate our partnership with the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic by creating this very special timepiece," said Larry Boland, President of Piaget North America.  "It's certain to become a collector's item."

And while Piaget ambassador and captain of Prince Harry's team, Nick Roldan, debuted the new watch to press at the event, the prize ultimately went to Team Blackwatch who won in a 6-5 victory.  Team captain, Nacho Figueras, graciously accepted the award and then promised to auction it off to raise money for American Friends of Sentebale, the Prince's charity that benefits orphans and vulnerable children of Lesotho.

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