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  • May 07, 2018

    Horse Racing

    Longines Honors Justify’s Kentucky Derby Victory

    As the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Kentucky Derby, the Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to celebrate the victory of Justify in the 144th running of the event. To mark their remarkable victory against a field of impressive contenders, the brand awarded Justify’s owner, trainer and jockey with Longines timepieces at the winner’s party. The event was just the latest in Longines’ rich tradition of precision sports timekeeping.   Known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” the 144th edition did not disappoint. Justify narrowly edged out Good Magic and Audible to take the coveted prize money and the wreath of roses. The elegance of the spectacle culminated with the presentation of watches to jockey, Mike Smith, trainer, Bob Baffert, and owners WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, and Head of Plains Partners LLC by Mr. Pascal Savoy, Longines US Brand Manager, before an engaged crowd of spectators beneath the twin spires of Churchill Downs.   The Derby race represented the pinnacle of an exciting weekend of sport and elegance, with many highlights on and off the track. Earlier on Saturday, the Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile race was claimed by Proctor's Ledge and John Velazquez, who established a lead over On Leave and Jose Ortiz, close behind.   The day before, Longines served as the Title Partner of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, with an exciting win from Monomoy Girl and Florent Geroux. The annual Longines Prize for Elegance also made for an elegant spectacle from the most fashionably attired attendees at Churchill Downs, who worked the pink carpet in their finery, vying for the coveted Longines Prize for Elegance and the chance to win a Longines watch. Meghana Rajadhyaksha claimed the prize with their elegant ensemble and captivating hat.   Presenting the Official Watches of the Kentucky Derby week   The winning participant of the Longines Prize for Elegance received the Official Watch of the 2018 Longines Kentucky Oaks, a 25mm watch model from The Longines Master Collection. The elegant watch made a fittingly sophisticated gift for the prize winner, with its contemporary Longines blue dial, diamond indexes, and polished stainless-steel bracelet. Its self-winding movement and power reserve also ensure this Swiss-made Longines watch’s elegance is matched only by its precision and quality.   The Official Watch of the 144th Kentucky Derby is the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision”. This new model from Longines represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality, and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. This timepiece houses an exclusive movement, renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are likely responsible for its exceptional movement status, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added.

  • May 07, 2018

    Horse Racing

    Monomoy Girl’s Longines Kentucky Oaks Victory celebrated at Churchill Downs

    Louisville, KY (USA) / St. Imier (Switzerland), May 4, 2018 – Swiss watchmaking brand Longines reprised its role as the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper, and Official Watch of the Longines Kentucky Oaks this year. Following an impressive victory in the Longines Kentucky Oaks race by Monomoy Girl ridden by Florent Geroux, Mr. Charles Villoz, Longines Vice President and Head of International Sales, joined the winning filly’s owner, trainer, and jockey in the winner’s circle, honoring them with a presentation of Longines watches in front of the enthusiastic spectators. As the fourth most attended flat race in the United States, the Longines Kentucky Oaks has become a spectacle of elegance and performance in its own right. The day of sport and style celebrated female empowerment on the track, from the powerful 3-year old fillies who ran for the prize, to the women on the pink carpet at Churchill Downs, who turned out in their best for a chance to win the Longines Prize for Elegance. The panel of judges, which included reigning Miss America Cara Mund, selected the most elegant contestant amongst more than 100 participants. The winner was awarded the Official Watch of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, a blue model from The Longines Master Collection.   Presenting the Official Watches of the Longines Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby The winning participant of the Longines Prize for Elegance received the Official Watch of the 2018 Kentucky Oaks, a 25mm watch model from the Longines Master Collection. The elegant watch made a fittingly sophisticated gift for the prize winner, with its contemporary Longines blue dial, glittering diamond indexes, and polished stainless-steel bracelet. Its self-winding movement and power reserve also ensure this Swiss-made Longines watch’s elegance is matched only by its precision and quality.   The Official Watch of the 144th Kentucky Derby is the Conquest V.H.P. model. This new “Very High Precision” model from Longines represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality, and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. This timepiece houses an exclusive movement, renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are likely responsible for its exceptional movement status, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added.

  • May 03, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, China league – 1st leg

    On Tuesday 1st of May, Chinese rider Quanwei Meng on Chronos van Sappenleen Z reigned supreme for the first of the three Longines FEI World Cup Jumping China League legs. Country fellows Rima Da on F and Tongyan Liu on Ku Bu Qi took respectively the second and third place. The event, of which Longines is the Title Partner, the Official Timekeeper and Watch was held in Tianjin at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club. Over the weekend, Longines had the pleasure to present the Official Watch of the event, a model belonging to the Record collection, which combines classic elegance and excellence, and aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand.

  • May 03, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Slovakia 2018

    The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Slovakia was marked by the victory of Team Switzerland, which is composed of Werner Muff, Paul Estermann, Martin Fuchs and Steve Guerdat, on Sunday 29 April. Team Ireland took the second place followed by Team Belgium. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of this international show jumping competition, Longines was also associated with another highlight of the event: the Longines Grand Prix, which took place on Friday 27 April. On this occasion, Philipp Weishaupt (GER) on Asathir earned first place, ahead of Luiz Francisco de Azevedo on Comic and Abdel Said on Callisto. Longines was proud to grant the winners of both competitions with elegant timepieces as a reward for their great performance. It was also the occasion for the brand to highlight the Official Watch of the event, a model of The Longines Master Collection, displaying a blue and a blue alligator bracelet. These fashionable chromatic variations are perfectly in line with the classic and understated spirit of this collection and come in several diameters, so that men and women can find the watch best suited to their wrist.

  • May 04, 2018

    Horse Racing

    Longines Sagaro Stakes

    Today, on the opening of Ascot’s flat season, Torcedor led by Colm O'donoghue passed first the finishing line in the Longines Sagaro Stakes, while Time To Study and Desert Skyline arrived second and third respectively.  The winning owner, trainer and jockey were presented with elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Maxim de Turckheim, Brand Manager of Longines UK. The Longines Sagaro Stakes, supported by the brand as its Title Partner and Official Timekeeper,  is open to horses aged four years or older and is run over a distance of two miles at Ascot either in late April or early May.