Premio Longines Lydia Tesio (Roma, Italy)

Longines, Official Timekeeper of the Capannelle racecourse in Rome, is proud to announce the victory of Fabio Branca on Charity Line at the Premio Longines Lydia Tesio last Sunday. The Swiss watch brand and Capannelle reaffirmed their collaboration for the third year on 24 October 2013 during an elegant event held at the Ara Pacis Museum in the centre of Rome. That same evening the Premio Longines Longines Lydia Tesio – Le Signore dell’Ippica were awarded to seven women known for their exceptional commitment to the equestrian world. The Official Watch of both events was the elegant Longines DolceVita.

In the warm Roman autumn, the Capannelle racecourse was the stage of the Premio Longines Lydia Tesio, an international group 1 race of 2000 meters for mares aged 3 years and up, on Sunday October 27. Fabio Branca on Charity Line won this race in 2’03’’06. The jockey, the owner of the horse and the trainer received a Longines watch. Longines’ slogan « Elegance is an attitude » was echoed by the elegance of the colourful hats and stylish outfits of the racegoers.

The Premio Longines Lydia Tesio is dedicated to the memory of Donna Lydia, the first Italian woman in horseracing history. She was the wife of the famous thoroughbred breeder Federico Tesio. It explains why the “Premio Longines Lydia Tesio - Le Signore dell’Ippica”, a prize meant to reward the exceptional commitment of women in the equestrian world, was awarded on the same week to seven women.

During this week, Longines presented a watch that embodies its philosophy: Longines DolceVita. The elegant Longines DolceVita collection is dedicated to those women inspired by the irresistible Italian way of life and who want to add the zest of DolceVita to their own daily lives. The official watch of the event is a quartz timepiece in steel and rose gold. It is set with 32 diamonds (0.269 carat, Top Wesselton VVS) whose sparkle emphasises the rectangular form and harmonious proportions of the case. The white dial features ten indices, an Arabic numeral 12 and rose hands that indicate the hours and minutes, with a small second at 6 o’clock. This elegant, contemporary model is mounted on a steel and rose gold bracelet.

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