Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sydney, Australia)
On a bright sunny day, the racecourse of Royal Randwick welcomed yesterday more than 26’000 persons for the 2014 edition of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday. For the first time, The Swiss watch brand Longines was the Official Watch & Official timekeeper of the Australian Turf Club for this amazing raceday. 9 races have set the tempo of the day including the $4 Million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the richest weight for age race over that distance on turf in the world. The winner, It’s A Dundeel, mounted by James McDonald run the 2’000 meters in the time of 01:59:33.
A guest of honour, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Simon Baker watched the races and drose to the most elegant lady out of the 6 finalists of the Longines Award of Elegance competition. Simon Baker presented the winner, Melissa Hann, with a precious timepiece from the Conquest Classic collection.
Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday was the perfect occasion to discover Conquest Classic, a collection dedicated to the world of horse racing. The event's Official Watch was a steel chronograph from this line. With its 41 mm diameter, this timepiece has a black dial and is equipped with an exclusive column-wheel self-winding movement. As is the case with all models in the Conquest Classic collection, the watch's movement can be admired through its sapphire crystal case back.
Longines and the world of equestrian sports enjoy a long historical relationship. The brand's passion goes back to 1878, with the creation of a chronograph engraved with the image of a horse and jockey. This watch was used at New York racetracks from 1881 onwards. Today, Longines is involved in show jumping events, flat racing and endurance competitions.
This year Longines asked the fashion photographer Milos to share his vision of elegance across a series of pictures taken on this incredible day.Discover more pictures