Hublot Takes On Polo With The Big Bang Veuve Clicquot Polo Ceramic
The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic returned to Los Angeles with all the pomp and circumstance of years past. But after taking a hiatus for the pandemic, the event had an extra bit of pizazz pent up during the long wait.
Spurred on by sunshine and champagne, the polo match, taking place at the Will Rogers State Historic Park, welcomed new friends as well as some old ones. Of the latter, Hublot notably returned as the official timekeeper and scoreboard sponsor, adding even more luxury to the event.
However, as a seemingly endless assortment of Veuve Clicquot, a-list stars, the release of a special edition timepiece, and infinite “Insta-worthy” photo opportunities were abundant during the event, focusing on the match proved much harder than anticipated.
Under a cloud-free sky and the token California sun, the Hollywood Hills glistened in a way many had not seen since the last polo match. As guests grabbed snacks complete with Veuve Clicquot’s Brut Rosé, the match began. Kindly invited into Hublot’s VIP lounge, lunch consisted of caviar as well as Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame.
Cheering on Team Veuve Clicquot while sipping champagne and people watching is the kind of multi-tasking one can only dream of. Walking the grounds spotting the likes of Charlize Theron, Gabrielle Union, and Jacob Elordi, each dressed more exceptionally than the next, only added to the glamour of the afternoon.
The Hublot Polo
Reuniting with its LVMH sister brand, Veuve Clicquot, the two luxury houses created the Big Bang Veuve Clicquot Polo Ceramic. Limited to only thirty pieces, the 44mm comes complete with two strap options: black alligator with yellow stitching and yellow alligator with black stitching, integrating Veuve Clicquot’s iconic yellow into the Big Bang design beautifully.
Never a brand to shy away from the finer details, Hublot carefully detailed this limited edition piece. These fine details include the self-winding Hublot HUB4100 chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve, a micro-blasted black ceramic case with H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, and a second hand done in Veuve Clicquot’s signature yellow.
In all, the details in this piece bring alive Veuve Clicquot’s mantra, “Only one quality, the finest.” And though it would hardly be advised you wear the timepiece while playing polo, the watch would be ideal for a post-match toast.
The Final Chucker
As the polo match came to end and the final chucker was called, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras and wife Delfina Blaquier led Team Veuve Clicquot to victory. To celebrate the victory and Blaquier’s resultant MVP title, she was presented a Racing Grey Diamond Classic Fusion from Hublot.
Though I am an East Coaster at heart, after spending one sunny Saturday in Los Angeles with Hublot at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, my proclivities toward New York run out faster than a bottle of champagne at a polo match.
The Hublot Big Bang Veuve Clicquot Polo Ceramic is priced at $18,200 and is available now. For more information, visit Hublot’s website.
(Images © Hublot)