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Jaeger LeCoultre Maharaj Sir Pratap Singh Cup 2006
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

The Army (Green) polo team went down to Army (Red) 13-9 in the thrilling finale of the 16-goal Jaeger-LeCoultre Maharaj Sir Pratap Singh Cup. Celebrities, visitors from abroad, and enthusiastic polo fans provided a lively ambience to the on-field excitement of the Sir Pratap Singh Cup, sponsored this year by Jaeger-LeCoultre, premium Swiss watch maker.

In the Reverso Polo Trophy played, prior to the finals, Reverso Eclipse defeated Reverso Squadra, featuring Lady Clare Milford Haven, Marchioness of Milford Haven, who is also the Polo Ambassador of Jaeger-LeCoultre, 4-2, to win the 'Reverso Polo Trophy'. Clare is the Social Editor of Tatler, a leading British magazine, and is one of a growing number of female players in this glamorous and exciting sport.

On the occasion, Jaeger LeCoultre also introduced the Reverso Squadra watch. The Reverso Squadra features sophisticated design embellishments, brand-new technical features and, above all, a new shape, the Squadra is a Reverso with a square case. The watch was conceived with men in mind, its exceptionally powerful design combines strength, elegance, sturdiness and - last but by no means least - the absolute reliability that characterises all Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces. The watch was unveiled with a lot of fanfare during the tournament….with the beating of the drums of the Army band and a royal procession of beautifully bedecked elephants.

Halfway through the final match guests were invited by emcee Shefali Talwar for the tread-in. A number of celebrities, who were assiduously cheering on the two finalists, were spotted at the tournament. Among them were General J.J. Singh, the chief guest for the event, H.H Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur with daughter Princess Shivranjani Raje of Jodhpur, Chetan Seth with daughter Ameeta Seth, Jerome Lambert, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Suhel Seth, Princess Yashodra Raje Scindia, Ramneek Paintal & Rajat Singh, Pakistan High Commissioner, Mr. Gurinder Sahni, Managing Director Jot Impex, H.H. Lt. Tunku Ismail Ibrahim, Adhiraj Singh, organiser of the tournament and Managing Director of Equisport, Nafisa Ali, Sonu & Atul Wasan, designers Gauri and Nainaka Karan, Industrialist Sanjeev Bali, designer Sanjana Jon among others.

General J.J. Singh, Mr. Jerome Lambert, CEO, Jaeger-LeCoultre and H.H. Maharaj Gaj Singh of Jodhpur presented the trophies to the teams during the post-match ceremonies. Guests were invited to sample the sumptuous high-tea, catered by The Imperial, New Delhi after the games.

Jaeger-LeCoultre chose this tournament for the worldwide celebration of the 75th anniversary of its No. 1 timepiece - the 'Reverso'. For this, they brought over 100 journalists from all over the world to make the celebration a memorable one. The 'Reverso' brand has a very special relationship with India and especially the Indian Cavalry. It was the polo playing Cavalry Officers who suggested the design for the 'Reverso' in the year 1931. This design has become one of the world's most unique and respected watch brands.

Jot Impex, the distributor for Jaeger-LeCoultre in the Indian sub-continent, is an Indian company with an international approach. The hospitality partner for the tournament is The Imperial, New Delhi. Equisport, an event management and marketing company for sports and lifestyle events, is organizing the tournament. Equisport is the pioneer in the promotion of Polo and Equestrian sport in India.

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