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S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
Fans of historic and elegant timepieces should note that no watch
can claim to be closer to the world of polo than Jaeger-LeCoultre’s
Reverso. It was designed in 1931 at the request of British polo players
in India who were tired of having their watches shattered during
games. The famous reversible case was invented to protect the dial
and the glass from possible shocks. The ties between the legendary
swivelling case and polo have remained ingrained in the very fibres
of the Reverso ever since and it’s therefore entirely fitting that Jaeger-
LeCoultre is the Official Timekeeper of British Polo Day.
Though British Polo Day is steeped in glamour and showcases
amazing athleticism from both riders and horses, there is another
side to the event. The aim of the day is to continue the tradition of
playing high quality polo against friends in host countries, while also
acting as a platform for British businesses in emerging markets. It is
a bona fide occasion where you really can mix business with
pleasure.
It was also part of a weekend of fundraising that saw donations of
over $200,000 for the British military charity, Help for Heroes. In
addition, over $15,000 was raised for theWomen andHealth Alliance
Ghantoot Polo Team and the British Exiles line up before the event begins
The Marchioness of Milford-Haven and
His Highness Sheikh Shaqboot bin
Nahyan al Nahyan