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  • April 09, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    MORNING FULL OF CELEBRATIONS AT LONGINES RECORDS CLUB

    Longines honoured three World Records broken at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), at a special Longines Records Ceremony this morning at Longines Records Club on Broadbeach, Gold Coast. In presence of Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing Juan-Carlos Capelli, Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin CBE, and Vice President of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association Mike Victor OAM. The three world record breaking and team were presented with a Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch. The three world record breaking athletes and team honoured this morning included: - Cycling Track; Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit; Leigh Howard, Kelland O’Brien, Alex Porter and Sam Welsford; Australia; 3:49.804 - Cycling Track; Men’s B&VI Sprint; Neil Fachie and guide, Matt Rotherham; Scotland; 9.568 - Cycling Track; Women’s B&VI Sprint; Sophie Thornhill; England; 10.609 Moreover, these exceptional athletes were awarded with a certificate acknowledging their success and a donation to UNICEF in the athletes name.%break%  In addition, Longines also honoured eight Commonwealth Games Records, with a certificate and a donation to UNICEF in the athletes name. Commonwealth Games Record honoured this morning included: - Weightlifting; Women’s 48kg; Chanu Saikhom Mirabai; India; Snatch 86kg - Weightlifting; Women’s 48kg; Chanu Saikhom Mirabai; India; Clean & Jerk 110kg - Weightlifting; Women’s 48kg; Chanu Saikhom Mirabai; India; Total 196kg - Cycling Track; Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit; Leigh Howard, Alex Porter, Sam Welsford and Jordan Kerby; Australia; 3:52.041 - Cycling Track; Men’s B&VI 1000m TT; Neil Fachie and guide, Matt Rotherham; 1:00.065 - Cycling Track; Men’s B&VI Sprint; Neil Fachie and guide, Matt Rotherham; 9.568 - Weightlifting; Women’s 63kg, Clean & Jerk; Maude Charron; Canada; 122kg - Cycling Track; Women’s B&VI 1000m Time Trial; Sophie Thornhill; England; 1:04.623 More World and Commonwealth Games records are set to be celebrated as the competition continues on April 11, April 13 and April 15.

  • April 08, 2018

    Horse Racing

    Glowing Performance From Moonlight Dash Secures Chengdu-Dubai International Cup

    The 5th Chengdu Dubai International Cup meeting featured a competitive and thrilling day of racing at Jinma Lake Racecourse, a 2000m right-handed turf course just outside of Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The featured race of the day was the Chengdu Dubai International Cup presented by Longines, which was won by Moonlight Dash, a relatively lightly raced 10-year-old making his 27th start and winning for the fifth time.  Jockey Richard Mullen was aboard the winner for trainer Satish Seemar, whose assistant Bhupat Seemar was on hand. In recognition for their remarkable performance, they were presented with elegant Longines timepiece from hands of Longines President Walter von Känel and Longines China’s Vice President Dennis Li.

  • April 07, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Longines Records Club hosts Longines Mini Games Day

    Today, the Longines Mini Games Day was held at the Longines Records Club on Broadbeach. The official Mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Borobi, spent the morning with young athletes from the Gold Coast Gymnastics Club on Broadbeach in front of Longines Records Club. The children took part in activities including medal making with Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal designer, Delvene Cockatoo-Collins; a Rugby Sevens clinic; and table tennis.%break% The children who participated were awarded the opportunity to take part in this special event as a reward for their outstanding achievements at the Gold Coast Gymnastics Club. Longines is proud to be the Official Timekeeper as well as Presenting Partner of Athletics (Track & Field), Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

  • April 06, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Longines Vice-President and Head of International Marketing presented the medals in the men’s 50m butterfly event.

    On Friday night, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, was proud to present the medals in the men’s 50m butterfly event at the swimming at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Juan-Carlos Capelli was representing Longines, the Official Timekeeper and Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The gold medal was won by the Champion South African swimmer Chad Le Clos in a time of 23.37 seconds. Dylan Carter from Trinidad and Tobago won the silver medal and Ryan Coetzee, also from South Africa, won the bronze medal. The swimming at the Commonwealth Games takes place as the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, which is an open-air pool.%break% The stunning medals were designed by local Australian indigenous artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, who has been one of the man high profile visitors at the Longines Records Club which is located in Broadbeach, during the Games. In total there are over 1000 medals awarded during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with 275 Victory Ceremonies.  

  • April 08, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    World Record breaker at Longines Records Club

    Today, Swiss watchmaker, Longines, honoured World Record breaker Thomas Hamer from England and Commonwealth Record Breakers Muhammad Azroy-Hazalwa Izhar Ahmad and Muhamad Aznil Bidin from Malaysia at Longines Records Club in a special Longines Records Ceremony. Hamer, a world record holder, was presented with a Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, a certificate and a donation in his name to UNICEF as an acknowledgement of this amazing achievement. The Commonwealth Games Record breakers were presented with a certificate and a donation in the athlete’s names to UNICEF. Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing, Mr Juan-Carlos Capelli alongside CGF CEO, David Grevemberg and GOLDOC Board Member and former Australian heptathlete, Glynis Nunn-Cearns, acknowledged the athletes. WORLD RECORD BREAKER Swimming, Men’s S14 200m, Freestyle, Thomas Hamer, England, 1:55.88 COMMONWEALTH GAMES RECORD BREAKERS Weightlifting, Men’s 56kg, Snatch and Total, Muhammad Azroy–Hazalwa Izhar Ahmad, Malaysia, Snatch 117 kg, Total 261 kg Weightlifting, Men's 62Kg Snatch, Muhamad Aznil Bidin, Malaysia, Snatch 126 Kg%break% All World Records and Commonwealth Games Records will be officially celebrated by acknowledging the athlete or team after the record takes place, with the Longines Records Ceremony. These special events will take place at the Longines Records Club, which is located in prime position at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. The next ceremonies will take place at 9am on 9, 11 and 13 April and at 12noon on 15 April. To acknowledge their history making performance at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the world record holder will be presented with a certificate of achievement, an official Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch and a donation in the athlete’s name to UNICEF. Commonwealth Games record holders will be presented with a certificate of achievement and a donation in the athlete’s name to UNICEF. If all the World Record and Commonwealth Games Record holders attend the Longines Records Ceremonies, the total amount will be doubled.

  • April 06, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    British para swimmer s14200 freestyle final

    British para swimmer Liam Schutler broke the world record in the S14200 swimming freestyle final at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and Longines, as the Official Timekeeper and Partner of the Games, is excited to congratulate him. Schutler won the event with a time of 1.55.88 which was too strong for Australia’s Liam Schutler and Daniel Fox, who took home respectively the silver and bronze medal. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is the first time para athletes and abled bodied athletes are competing together, with every medal counting on the final medal tally.%break% Longines will honour all world records broken at this year’s Commonwealth Games with Longines Record Ceremonies, which will take place at Longines Records Club on the iconic Broadbeach. All world record breakers will be presented with the limited edition Longines Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch as well as donation to UNISEF in their name from Longines.

  • April 06, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Australian women 4 x 100 freestyle relay in swimming

    The dominating Australian women 4 x 100 freestyle relay team broke the world record on the first day of competition at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, and Longines, as the Official Timekeeper and Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, is excited to honour and congratulate them. The team lead by Shayna Jack, Emma McKeon and sisters Bronte and Kate Campbell were far too strong for the rest of the field, taking out the gold medal with a world record time of 3.30.05 minutes. The Australian swimmers surpassed their last world record, which took place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Kate Campbell was particularly impressive, her time of 51.00 seconds for her leg of the relay was the fasted ever 100m relay split time in history.%break% Longines will honour all world records broken at this year’s Commonwealth Games with Longines Record Ceremonies, which will take place at Longines Records Club on the iconic Broadbeach. All world record breakers will be presented with the limited edition Longines Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch as well as donation to UNISEF in their name from Longines.

  • April 06, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Longines Celebrates Women in Sport at Longines Records Club

    Today, Longines proudly celebrated the success of Women in Sport by hosting a special event at Longines Records Club on Broadbeach. Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing, Mr Juan-Carlos Capelli, welcomed iconic Australian athletes including highly decorated swimmer, Dawn Fraser who won four Gold Medals at the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games of which Longines was the Official Timekeeper. Other notable guests included former Australian athletes and gold medalists, Stephanie Rice (swimmer), Natalie Cook (volleyballer), Lisa Curry (swimming), Sheryl McMahon (netball) and Georgie Parkes (swimming) as well as Teo Shun Xie, Singaporean Sport Shooter and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Jasmine Ser, Singaporean Sports Shooter and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist.%break% Longines is proud to continue its commitment to acknowledging the achievement of women in the sporting arena. The Longines Ladies Awards celebrates women who have consistently performed at the highest level and made a significant contribution to the equestrian industry through their hard work and dedication to the field. Australian jockey and trainer, Michelle Payne, was a recipient in Washington in 2017 and was also in attendance at the luncheon. Longines is looking forward to witnessing all of the amazing women compete in their respective fields throughout the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. We are very proud to be the Official Timekeeper and Presenting Partner of Athletics (track & field), Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis and we look forward to celebrating many athletes record-breaking performances captured by Longines’ official time keeping equipment.

  • April 05, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Britisth Para B+Vi Spring Cycling

    Inspiring British para athlete Sophie Thornhill broke the world record in the women’s B+VI spring cycling event at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and Longines as the Official Timekeeper and partner is excited to acknowledge this remarkable achievement. Thornhill’s impressive time of 10.609 is now in the history books as a world record, one of four broken on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games. Longines will honour all world records broken at this year’s Commonwealth Games with Longines Record Ceremonies, which will take place at Longines Records Club on the iconic Broadbeach. All world record breakers will be presented with the limited edition Longines Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch as well as donation to UNISEF in their name from Longines.

  • April 05, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Longines launches its Boutique on Broadbeach

    On 3 April, Longines launched its Boutique situated at Longines Records Club on Broadbeach, Gold Coast. The Longines Boutique is the perfect place to discover the brand’s various collections and in particular, the Official Watch of GC2018, the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Showcasing the colours of this unique international sporting event, the exceptional timepiece displays an engraving of the GC2018 logo.%break% In addition, visitors to the Longines Pop-Up Boutique will discover one of the most important timekeeping devices created by Longines in 1954, the Chronocinégines, as well as key Longines timepieces which constitute the Milestones in Quartz Technology.