Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils 2012 polo ambassadors

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Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced its latest polo ambassadors: Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Clare Mountbatten, Lia Salvo and Luke Tomlinson.

The watch of choice for the polo players will be the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso which they will wear during this year’s tournaments.

The Reverso has long been associated with polo as it was actually invented for use in the game – it was designed in 19361 at the request of the British polo players in the Indian army, with the reversible case first design to protect the watch face from knocks during the game.

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The British polo ambassadors for Jaeger-LeCoultre are Mountbatten and Tomlinson.

Mountbattem has been an ambassador for the brand for the past eight years and in 2010 represented England with an all-female team in the FIP European Championships where she won a bronze model. She was also the social editor at Tatler for eight years with a column called The Bystander.

Tomlinson is one of England’s highest handicapped players and has played in four Argentine Opens. Speaking of working with Jaeger-LeCoultre he said: “Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Reverso have real reason and relevance in the polo world. The watch is an example of classic, understated innovation and does the job with the minimum amount of fuss – thoroughbred quality not so dissimilar to my ponies. I like the brand because they focus on the development of the sport and the individual, not the surrounding image. It’s real watches, real polo.”

 

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