9 June to 11 June 2011 in Cannes, FranceJaeger-LeCoultre presents the Global Champions Tour in France
Jaeger-LeCoultre was present at the traditional Jumping International de Cannes, as an official partner of the Global Champions Tour, the world’s most prestigious international show-jumping circuit. This year’s event was even more emblematic, as the Jumping de Cannes was marking its 30th anniversary. A success that continues unabated, judging by the hundreds of additional spectators: the Hespérides had never seen such crowds.
This 2nd stage of the Global Champions Tour was inaugurated with a private soirée in Port Canto on Wednesday, 8th June attended by 850 guests, including riders and owners of horses in competition as well as the clients of prestigious brands such as Riva and Rodriguez boats. At the Jaeger-LeCoultre Cannes Boutique Area, guests were able to admire some of the Manufacture's flagship timepieces. Throughout the competition period in the Loge des Cavaliers, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented items from the New Collection unveiled at the last Geneva SIHH. During the three days, aficionados of the equestrian world and riders were able to discover Manufacture timepieces, including the watch destined for the winner.
For the second consecutive year, Edwina Alexander (AUS) on Itot du Château won the Grand Prix Global Champions Tour de Cannes after a breath-taking play-off. While Sergio Alvarez Moya on Action-Breaker finished the course without fault in 42.37 seconds, Edwina’s mare stalled before one of the barriers… “I worked out how to steal a march on her,” she said after the competition. This insight allowed the Australian to claim first place at Jumping de Cannes with a 39.30 second round, winning second place overall in the Global Champions Tour, behind Ludger Beerbaum (GER). The latter took third place in the Jumping de Cannes with a 43.23 second round.
At the awards ceremony, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented Edwina Alexander with a unique edition of the Reverso Grande Taille. The back of the watch is personalised with an engraving of the Global Champions Tour logo along with the inscription “France 2011”.