Swiss watchmaker and jeweler, Piaget returned to Palm Beach to debut its Mediterranean Garden high jewelry collection and to host the annual Piaget Gold Cup at the International Polo Club. Piaget CEO, Philippe Leopold-Metzgerand President of Piaget North America, Larry Boland, teamed up with James R. Borynack, Chairman and CEO of Wally Findlay Galleries, to host an exclusive cocktail party at the Worth Avenue gallery. the event was attended Palm Beach’s best and brightest including Ellerstina Piaget team members and brothers, Facundo Pieres, Gonzalo Pieres, Nico Pieres and cousin, Polito Pieres, as well as Piaget North America’s polo ambassador, Jeff Hall and his wife Michelle. Also in attendance were Helga Piaget, Geoffrey Bradfield, Roric Tobin, Dale and Marietta McNulty and Natalie Pray.
2015 marked Piaget’s eighth consecutive year as the presenting sponsor and official timekeeper of the Piaget Gold Cup tournament, widely regarded as one of the sport’s most prestigious competitions. The day kicked off with a traditional pre-match brunch hosted by Mr. Metzger and Mr. Boland who were joined by close friends of the House, including Nico Pieres, Mariano Aguerre and IPC’sPresident John Wash and wife Toy at the 7th Chukker.
guests were treated to an exciting competition between some of the world’s best polo players. Team Orchard Hill made its first Gold Cup final appearance and was led by Steve Van Andel, Ezequiel Ferrario, Polito Pieres and Facundo Pieres. Team Audi included Marc Ganzi, Fred Mannix, Rodrigo Andrade and Gonzalo Pieres. Piaget transformed the 7th Chukker terrace of the IPC stadium, showcasing select pieces from the Mediterranean Garden collection and from the Piaget Polo FortyFive timepiece collection. At the center of the presentation was a gleaming silver life-size polo pony and rider filled with hundreds of pink flowers.
Piaget has a long history with polo, dating back to the 1970s when Mr. Yves Piaget became a major advocate of the sport in Palm Beach. He strongly believed that polo embodied the same attributes of the brand: beauty, daring and precision.