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  • April 17, 2018

    Eventing

    Germany’s Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD claimed the 2018 FEI World Cup Dressage Final

    On Saturday 14 April 2018, Isabell Werth (GER) and Weihegold OLD reigned supreme at the FEI World Cup Dressage Final held at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. Laura Graves (USA) and Verdades took second place ahead of Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) and Unee BB completing the podium. Longines was proud to grant the winners an elegant Longines timepiece as a reward for their great performance. The Swiss watchmaking brand is delighted to be associated with the FEI World Cup Dressage Final as its Official Timekeeper and to be the Title Partner of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final, which will take place on Sunday 15 April after two rounds won by USA’s Elizabeth Madden. Besides, this world-class event is also the perfect occasion for the spectators to discover the Official Watch, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, representing a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision with a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.

  • April 17, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Longines Celebrates Men in Sport at Longines Records Club

    Today, Longines proudly celebrated the success of men in sport by holding a special luncheon at Longines Records Club on Broadbeach. Longines had the honor of welcoming some of the best athletes in the world, including Longines Friends and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) athletes, Cameron McEvoy and James Roberts. Other notable guests included Australian swimmer Mitch Larkin, Australian race walker Dane Bird-Smith, Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan, South African sprinter Henricho Bruintjies, Former Australian tennis player Todd Woodbridge, Former champion Australian / American NBL basketball player Leroy Loggins, Australian swimmer Josh Beaver, Australian swimmer Ben Treffers, Champion Australian basketballer Adam Gibson and 2017 Australian ironman Matt Poole.%break% Guests at the luncheon were provided a unique insight into GC2018 by Channel 7 presenter, Mark Beretta, who conducted a Q&A with Longines Friends and Athletes, Cameron McEvoy and James Roberts. Longines is the proud Official Timekeeper and Presenting Partner of Athletics (Track & Field), Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis of GC2018, a unique multi-sport event. We look forward to witnessing record-breaking performances by athletes from the Commonwealth – both male and female – captured by the Longines official time keeping equipment.

  • April 09, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Welsh athletes adds to impressive resume with world record

    Inspiring Welsh athlete Hollie Arnold MBE took out the women’s F46 javelin final with a world record throw of 44.43 metres at Carrara Stadium on Monday night. Arnold was too good for New Zealand’s Holly Robinson, who pushed her all the way. It was another gold medal title for the 23-year-old, who has also an Olympic gold medal and a number of world championship wins to her name. As Official Timekeeper and partner of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Longines will acknowledged all world record holders with the Longines Records Ceremonies at the Longines Records Club, in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.%break%Athletes or teams who break the world record and come to the Longines Records Ceremonies will be presented with the Conquest V.H.P. Commonwealth Games watch.

  • April 09, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    South african sprinter breaks world record

    South African sprinter Charl Du Toit broke the world record in the T47 100m sprint in front of a packed crowd at Carrara Stadium on Monday night. In a time of 11.35 seconds, Du Toit consolidated himself as one of the world’s best athletes when it comes to the para events in the sport of athletics. Longines, as Official Timekepper and partner of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, is set to acknowledge all world record holders with the Longines Records Ceremonies at Longines Records Club, in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.%break%Athletes or teams who break the world record and come to the Longines Records Ceremonies will be presented with the Conquest V.H.P. Commonwealth Games watch.

  • April 17, 2018

    Jumping

    Kent Farrington and HH Azur honored as the 2017 Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider & Horse

    Longines and the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) were delighted to celebrate equestrian excellence by presenting the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse and Rider Awards to the 2017 world’s highest officially rated jumping horse and rider. The ceremony, the first of its kind, took place at the iconic Mairie de Paris on Wednesday 11 April 2018 along with the FEI World Cup’s draws for the disciplines of Jumping and Dressage.   USA’s talented rider Kent Farrington set himself apart in some of the greatest show jumping competitions of 2017 and finished the year with a total of 3313 points in the Longines Rankings ahead of Harrie Smolders (NED) with 2953 points and McLain Ward (USA) with 2903 points. Longines and the FEI were proud to celebrate Kent Farrington’s impressive performances by presenting him the 2017 Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider Award.   American mare HH Azur, winner of the 2017 Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse title, produced an extraordinary win at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Omaha last year with her rider McLain Ward. On the occasion of the ceremony, HH Azur was represented by her co-owner François Mathy, who came with his wife Claudia Mathy and McLain Ward.%break%Kent Farrington and HH Azur’s representative François Mathy were both granted and elegant Longines timepiece belonging to the Longines Saint-Imier Collection as well as a replica trophy in the form of a magnificent crystal winged hourglass in reference to the brand’s emblem.   Accumulating points throughout the whole calendar year, the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse is determined from the horse’s 10 best results of the year in the Longines Rankings, whereas the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider is the leading rider in the Longines Rankings at the end of the year.   Points for the Longines Rankings are accumulated in Grands Prix, the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™, including the Finals, as well as the World and European Senior Championships. Double points are awarded at Finals and Championships.

  • April 11, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    TWO MORE ATHLETES HONOURS AT THE LONGINES RECORDS CLUB FOR BREAKING COMMONWEALTH GAMES RECORDS

    Two more athletes were honoured on 11 April 2018 at the Longines Records Club on the Gold Coast for breaking Commonwealth Games records. Longines is committed to honouring Commonwealth Games records at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, by presenting the athlete or team a certificate plus a donation to UNICEF. Fijian weightlifter Eeillen Cikamatana received two certificates for breaking two Commonwealth Games records in the women’s 90ks Clean & Jerk competition. After that, Pakistani weightlifter Talha Talib received a certificate for his Commonwealth Games record in the men’s 62kg snatch competition. Longines Australia General Manager Amelia Michael presented the certificates, alongside CGF Regional Vice-President Africa, Miriam Moyo, and GOLDOC board member Glynis Nunn-Cearns.

  • April 11, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    ANOTHER WORLD RECORD BROKEN ON THE GOLD COAST

    After seven days of competition, ten world records have already been broken at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which is one more than the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where nine world records were broken. The latest world record to be broken was by Nigerian female athlete Esther Oyema, who broke the world record in the women’s up to 50kg in the Powerlifting competition, where she lifted and impressive 131kg. Longines, as Official Timekeeper and Partner of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, is set to acknowledge all world record holders with the Longines Records Ceremony at Longines Records Club, in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. Athletes or teams who break the world record and participate in the Longines Records Ceremony will be presented with the Conquest V.H.P. Commonwealth Games watch.

  • April 10, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    English cyclist Sophie Thornhill broke a world record in track cycling

    English cyclist Sophie Thornhill MBE, won gold and broke a world record in the Women’s B&V1 1000m Time Trial at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. In a time of 1:04.623, with her guide Helen Scott, in the blind and visually impaired 1000m Time Trial, the English cyclist outperformed Australian athlete Jessica Gallagher. As Official Timekeeper and partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Longines is proud to acknowledge Thornhill’s amazing world record.%break% She was presented the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch at the world record ceremony at the Longines Records Club at Broadbeach, at a ceremony on Monday on the Gold Coast. Just before Thornhill took the world record, it was broken by Australia’s Gallagher, alongside pilot Madi Janssen, with a time of 10.954, which only lasted a few minutes before Thornhill broke it again.

  • April 10, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Scottish cyclist Neil Fachie broke a world record in track cycling

    Scottish cyclist Neil Fachie MBE, one of the world’s best para athletes, broke the world record at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the Men’s B&VI Sprint cycling event. With his guide Matt Rotherham, the pair beat Welsh duo James Ball and Peter Mitchell in the blind and visually impaired sprint final, to take the gold in the world record time of 9.568 seconds. Fachie is a true legend when it comes to the Commonwealth Games. He now has four Commonwealth Games gold medals to his name – two at his home Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, and now two gold medals from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.%break% Longines is the Official Timekeeper and partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and is proud to acknowledge Fachie’s amazing world record and his two gold medals at this Commonwealth Games. He was presented the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch at the world record ceremony at the Longines Records Club at Broadbeach at a ceremony on Monday on the Gold Coast.

  • April 10, 2018

    Corporate

    Longines officially launches the Conquest V.H.P. Collection in Taiwan

    On Tuesday 10th April 2018 Longines launched the new Conquest V.H.P. collection in Taiwan, at the Taiwan landmark 101 shopping mall. On this occasion, Longines President Walter von Känel explained the attractive features of the Conquest V.H.P. to the guests. The watches of this collection house a movement developed exclusively for Longines. This caliber stands out for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (±5 s/yr) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, using the GPD (Gear Position Detection) system. It benefits also from a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar.   To celebrate the launch of the new Conquest V.H.P., the Longines Friends, Marcus Chang and Joanne Tseng, joined Longines President Walter von Känel to inaugurate an exhibition illustrating the Swiss watch brand milestones in the quartz history. “Back to the Future of Quartz” will continue for two weeks in the Taipei 101 shopping mall, 4/F metropolis plaza. Numerous pieces from the Longines museum in Switzerland are on display and guests can also appreciate the newest Conquest V.H.P.