The winners of the 2012 Longines Prize for Precision for archery (Tokyo, Japan)-
Saint-Imier (Switzerland) / Tokyo (Japan), September 23rd, 2012 - Longines proudly presents the winners of the 2012 Longines Prize for Precision for archery. To round up the season, the Swiss watch brand rewarded on Sunday 23rd September the Korean female archer Ki Bo Bae and the American male archer Brady Ellison at the Archery World Cup Final in Tokyo Japan. Longines would like to congratulate them on their exceptional sporting performance throughout the World Cup season 2012.
Longines is proud to have served for the third consecutive time as official partner and title sponsor of the Archery World Cup season. This sport represents the values that the brand cherishes – precision, tradition and elegance. To succeed, the athletes master bow and arrow through concentration, balance, accuracy, and skill.
To round up the year in Tokyo at the World Cup Final, the race for the Longines Prize for Precision was decided on Sunday, September 23rd . Female athlete Ki Bo Bae (South Korea) and male athlete Brady Ellison (USA) were the most precise archers of the 2012 World Cup. They have scored the most “10 rings” during the qualifications and the tournaments of the season. They each received a Longines Prize for Precision-trophy, a Longines watch and a cheque for CHF 5,000.
In Tokyo, Longines presented The Longines Saint-Imier Collection that has been inspired by the foundations of the watchmaking tradition on which the brand has been built. Longines was set up in 1832 in what was then a small village nestling in a valley deep in the Swiss Jura mountains: Saint-Imier.
The shape of the case – inspired by a model dating from 1945 – is a common theme throughout the collection. The sleek lines and the distinctive lugs provide these new models with a subtle balance between classical and contemporary design.
The chronographs are fitted with an L688.2 column-wheel movement specially developed and produced by ETA exclusively for Longines. The case is made of steel, and is available in two diameter sizes: 39 mm and 41 mm. The black dial shows the hours and minutes and has a small seconds at 9 o’clock and a date aperture as well as the chronograph functions: a centre sweep seconds, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. These chronographs are fitted on a steel bracelet with a folding safety clasp.
Based in St. Imier in Switzerland since 1832, the watchmaker Longines can look back on more than 175 years of non-stop craftsmanship, as well as a solid heritage as timekeeper for world championships in various sports and collaborator with different international sports federations. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 130 countries.