The Fondation 1792 presented the First International Parmigiani Swiss Guards Polo Cup, a momentous occasion for Franco-Swiss relations, on September 23, 2006 at the Ferme d’Apremont Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly. The event was brought to you thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Parmigiani - Swiss Watches par Excellence, Bugatti Automobiles and Wegelin & Co. - Banquiers privés depuis 1741.

The Fondation 1792 and the sponsors of the First International Parmigiani Swiss Guards Polo cup invited a select group of guests from all over the world. Over 150 guests made the journey to Chantilly to enjoy the polo match and festivities. The guests were not only from France and Switzerland and a few other nearby European countries, including England, Germany and Sweden, but also from as far away as Argentina and Mexico, the United States, Russia, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Guests were invited to participate in a raffle with exciting prizes, including a hot-air balloon ride in the Parmigiani Montgolfier at Château d’Oex.

The Gardes Suisses, sponsored by

Bank Wegelin & Co.

 

Stephane Macaire (4), Captain

Gaetan Gosset (2)

Max Mendel (-1)

William Berry (-1)

Polo Match

The players were dressed in specially designed red (Switzerland) and blue (France) team shirts provided by La Martina, the world-renowned supplier of polo attire based in Argentina, and official equipment supplier for the International Parmigiani Swiss Guards Polo Cup.

The exciting two-hour match enthralled the guests and ended intensely with the Corps des Mousquetaires beating the Gardes Suisses 7 to 5 ½.

1st International Swiss Guards Polo Cup 2006

Press Releases

Before the Tournament

en - Swiss Guards vs.Royal Musketeers
de - Schweizer Garde vs. Die Königlichen Musketiere
fr - Les Gardes Suisses vs. Le Corps des Mousquetaires

 

After the Tournament

en - Swiss Guards Polo Cup launches a new tradition for the Fondation 1792

 

 

Media Coverage

PQ International: Read more

 

Swiss Television SF 1: Glanz und Gloria

Sponsors & Partners

Title Sponsor

Parmigiani

 

Team Sponsors

Bugatti

Wegelin & Co.

 

Official Equipment Supplier

La Martina

 

Champagne Sponsor

Champagne de Venoge

 

Official Partners

Sotheby's international realty

Swiss Leading Hospitals

Xellent

Château Trolliet-Lafite

Château du Breuil

Akris

Klinik Pyramide

Holland & Holland

Colors do brasil

The Corps de Mousquetaires, sponsored by Bugatti

 

Bob Rademaker (1), Captain

Tomi Ussher (5)

Raya Venkata Raman (0)

Guy Draps (0)

Teams
Pictures

Under the high patronage of:

 

  • H.E. François Nordmann, Ambassador of Switzerland to France

  • H.E. Jean-Didier Roisin, Ambassador of France to Switzerland

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