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  • September 20, 2020

    Dressage

    Longines Balve Optimum

    Last weekend, Longines was proud to be the Title Partner, Official Watch and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Balve Optimum 2020. The equestrian competition takes place every summer since 1948 in the German town of Balve. This year, the dressage event was held from September 18 to 20.   On Sunday, Isabell Werth won the Grand Prix with 90.825%, followed by Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (89.35%) and Dorothee Schneider (81.6%).     The Longines Balve Optimum 2020 was a great opportunity for the brand to highlight its Official Watch, a model from The Longines Master Collection. Powered by a new self-winding movement developed exclusively for Longines, this timepiece is characterized by a moon phase indicator and a refined aesthetic, creating a balance between technical excellence and classic elegance.

  • September 13, 2020

    Jumping

    CSI5* Valkenswaard

    As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Tops International Arena, Longines was proud to time the victory of Gregory Wathelet on his super-charged grey stallion Nevados S in this weekend’s highlight competition, the GC Grand Prix of Valkenswaard. The brand was also delighted to grant the winner with an elegant timepiece to celebrate his great performance. This weekend of intense competition was the perfect occasion for Longines to present the Official Watch of the event, a model from the new Longines Spirit collection. This collection is designed in the same manner as the timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. Legendary aviators and explorers like Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes put their trust in the winged hourglass brand on their incredible journeys. Today, Longines presents new timepieces that are a testimony to their pioneering spirit. A glowing tribute to these exceptional men and women who, by a record, an accomplishment or a display of courage, have left their mark on history - encouraging new generations to push the boundaries. All models from the Longines Spirit collection come with state-of-the-art technology, resulting in highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified.

  • September 13, 2020

    Horse Racing

    Longines Grosser Preis von Baden

    As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden, ran on September 13 on the Iffezheim racecourse, Longines was proud to time the eleven races of the day, including the eponymous race, won by Barney Roy, ridden by James Doyle, ahead of Communique and Torquator Tasso. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines was delighted to present Barney Roy’s winning team with elegant timepieces.   Longines Spirit: The Official Watch of the 148th Longines Grosser Preis von Baden   The Longines Spirit collection is designed in the same manner as the timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. Legendary aviators and explorers like Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes put their trust in the winged hourglass brand on their incredible journeys. Today, Longines presents new timepieces that are a testimony to their pioneering spirit. A glowing tribute to these exceptional men and women who, by a record, an accomplishment or a display of courage, have left their mark on history - encouraging new generations to push the boundaries. All models from the Longines Spirit collection come with state-of-the-art technology, resulting in highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified.

  • September 05, 2020

    Jumping

    Swiss Jumping Championship Elite presented by Longines

    The Final of the Swiss Jumping Championship Elite was held on September 5th in Humlikon in the context of the LerchPartner.ch CSI Humlikon of which the Swiss watchbrand Longines is the Presenting Partner and Official Watch. Climax of the Longines Championship Series, the Final gathered Switzerland's best riders. Longines Friend of the Brand Bryan Balsiger and Aks Courage jumped to victory ahead of Niklaus Schurtenberger on Ouincassi, second and Martin Fuchs on Stalando, third. Bryan Balsiger was granted an elegant Longines timepiece from the hands of Christophe Jeanneret, Swiss Market Brand Manager.   In 2019, the Swiss watchmaking brand based In St. Imier became the Main Partner of the Swiss Equestrian Federation and its discipline of Show Jumping, thus enhancing Longines' commitment to equestrian sports on a national level. As part of this agreement, the Swiss watchmaking brand lends its name to the series "Longines Championship Series" comprising all national qualifiers for the Swiss Jumping Championship Elite.

  • September 04, 2020

    Horse Racing

    Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby

    On Saturday, September 5, Longines was proud to time the victory of Authentic, ridden by John Velazquez, in the 146th Kentucky Derby in Louisville (USA). To mark their remarkable victory in what is considered “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, the Swiss watchmaker awarded Authentic’s owner, trainer and jockey with Longines timepieces. Second place was taken by Tiz The Law followed by Mr. Big News. Earlier that day, the Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile prize was claimed by Beau Recall, ridden by Manuel Franco, who established a lead over Newspaperofrecord, close behind.   On Friday, September 4, Longines also served as Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, with an exciting win from Shedaresthedevil and Florent Geroux.   This weekend, fans from all over the country showed their Oaks and Derby style from home in the Kentucky Derby Fashion Contest by Longines. A panel of judges, including Longines U.S. Brand President Pascal Savoy, selected the most elegant contestants, keeping with the brand’s motto, “Elegance is an Attitude.”   Longines Spirit: The Official Watch of the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby   The Longines Spirit collection is designed in the same manner as the timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. Legendary aviators and explorers like Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes put their trust in the winged hourglass brand on their incredible journeys. Today, Longines presents new timepieces that are a testimony to their pioneering spirit. A glowing tribute to these exceptional men and women who, by a record, an accomplishment or a display of courage, have left their mark on history - encouraging new generations to push the boundaries. All models from the Longines Spirit collection come with state-of-the-art technology, resulting in highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified.

  • September 29, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of New York

    Gathering the best international riders and horses in the world’s most beautiful cities for nineteen legs, the Longines Global Champions Tour ended, for the very first time, in a blaze of glory in the vibrant city New York. On Saturday, Ben Maher on Explosion W shined in the weekend’s highlight competition, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of New York. In recognition of his great performance, the winner received an elegant timepiece from the hands of Charles Villoz, Longines Vice President Sales and Andre Agassi, Ambassador of Elegance for the brand. In addition, as New York marked the end of the season, the results obtained by the riders enabled the establishment of the final 2019 overall Longines Global Champions Tour ranking. He was also officially crowned winner of the 2019 Longines Global Champions Tour, while Pieter Devos (BEL) and Daniel Deusser (GER) secured second and third place respectively. In order to honour their outstanding achievements during this year, all three were granted elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Charles Villoz, Longines Vice President Sales together with Andre Agassi, Longines Ambassador of Elegance and Pascal Savoy, Longines Brand President US. Furthermore, Longines is looking forward to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, which will be staged in the magical Czech capital Prague from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 November, and of which Longines is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper. During this unique equestrian rendezvous, the winners of each Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix will be invited to compete in this thrilling format to decide who will come out on top of the world’s best athletes as the champion of the champions. Last but not least, this new leg is a unique opportunity for the brand to highlight the Official Watch of the event, a new model from one of its most emblematic lines, The Longines Master Collection. Powered by a new self-winding movement developed exclusively for Longines, this watch is characterized by a moon phase indicator and a refined aesthetic, creating a balance between technical excellence and classic elegance.

  • September 22, 2019

    Other

    FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses

    As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championship, Longines was proud to time the victories of Jason Foley on Rockwell RC, Katrin Eckermann on Chao Lee and Seamus Hughes-Kennedy on Cuffesgrange Cavadora in the 5 year-old, 6 year-old and 7 year-old category respectively. The brand also presented the three talented riders with elegance Longines timepieces.   The Official Watch of the event was a new model from The Longines Master Collection, featuring a silver barleycorn dial and a moon phase indicator. A symbol of Longines’ watchmaking expertise, this line perfectly embodies the values of excellence and elegance that have contributed to building the brand’s reputation across the world.

  • September 15, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League - North Salem

    On Sunday 15 September 2019, America’s Elizabeth Madden and her mount Garant earned first place at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League in New York. American rider Karl Cook on Caillou took second place followed by his compatriot Katherine A. Dinan on Brego R’n B. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the series, the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines was pleased to present the winner with an elegant watch. This world-class equestrian rendezvous was also the perfect opportunity for the spectators to discover the Official Watch of the event, a lady model from the Conquest Classic collection. The line skillfully combines modernity with the refinement that defines the brand.

  • September 15, 2019

    Horse Racing

    Longines Irish Champions Weekend

    The Longines Irish Champions Weekend featured the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, won by Ryan Moore on Magical and the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh, claimed by Chris Hayes on Search For A Song. Longines rewarded winning owners, trainers and jockeys of these two prestigious races with Longines watches. In addition, Longines presented the Longines Prize of Elegance at the Leopardstown and Curragh racetracks, and rewarded the most elegant lady and gent of each day with elegant timepieces.

  • September 14, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of St-Tropez

    The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show, seventeenth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, gathered this weekend some of the world’s best riders and horses in the idyllic setting of the Pampelonne Beach. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the series, Longines was proud to time the incredible victory of Jessica Springsteen (USA) on RMF Zecilie during the weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Ramatuelle/Saint-Tropez. Pieter Devos (BEL) on Claire Z took the second place followed by Simon Delestre (FRA) on Hermes Ryan. In recognition for her scintillating victory, Jessica Springsteen was presented with an elegant Longines timepiece from the hands of Frederic Bondoux, Brand Manager of Longines France.   The spectators present at this equestrian event had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch, a model from the iconic HydroConquest collection. This line combines classic elegance and watchmaking excellence, both distinguishing hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand. Drawing inspiration from the fascinating world of water sports, the pieces from this collection display a bezel enhanced by a ceramic coloured insert, which matches the colour of the dial and brings them a modernized design and sporty silhouette.   The overall Longines Global Champions Tour ranking is an intense battle as there is only one point separating the season’s top two riders Pieter Devos (BEL) and Ben Maher (GBR). Pieter Devos took the ranking lead after finishing second in Saturday’s Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix putting him on 278 points, ahead of Ben Maher (GBR) on 227. The Longines Global Champions Tour will be heading to New York from the 27th – 29th September, where the Finals of the 2019 season will play out and spectators will see which rider will be crowned the overall Champion. Jessica Springsteen’s victory handed her one of the last golden tickets to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, where she will line up against the winners of the previous legs.