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  • October 07, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League - Johnstown

    On Sunday 07 October 2018, Mexican rider Eugenio Garza Perez riding Victer Finn Dh Z finished first at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League in Columbus, Ohio. Peter Lutz (USA) on Robin de Ponthual finished second ahead of compatriot Kelli Cruciotti on Chamonix H. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM North American League series, Longines was proud to grant an elegant Longines watch to Eugenio Garza Perez as a reward for her great victory.

  • October 07, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping World Cup China League - 3rd Leg Final

    The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ China League Final, taking place from October 4-7 in Chaoyang Park, Beijing was taken by Hong Kongese rider Kenneth Cheng and his mount Pommeau du Heup. Belgium’s Vincent Lambrecht on Delitys by Wisbecq took second place and Xiakejia Wopa (CHN) and Con Air completed the podium.   The first leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ China League took place on 1 May 2018 with the victory of Chinese rider Quanwei Meng on Chronos van Sappenleen Z. On 27 May, the second leg was claimed by Nulahemaiti Abai (CHN) on Gulio van De Koelaar in Chengdu. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the series, Longines looks forward to the Final in Gothenburg next April.   The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ China League Final was also the perfect opportunity for the spectators to discover the Official Watch of the event, a ladies model from the Record Collection, combining classic elegance and excellence.  Displaying a mother-of-pearl dial and diamond indexes, this timepiece is chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), a designation awarded to all of the pieces in the Record collection.

  • October 07, 2018

    Horse Racing

    Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Longines Prix de l'Opéra

    As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which was back on the new ParisLonghcamp racecourse, the Swiss watch brand Longines had the pleasure to offer its timekeeping expertise to the sixteen races, including nine in Group 1. The eponymous race saw the victory of Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori.   Also on Sunday, the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines Group 1 races were claimed by Mabs Cross and Wild Illusion respectively. On this occasion, the brand presented the jockey, trainer and owner of the winning horses with elegant Longines timepieces.   Earlier today, the Longines had the pleasure to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the plates displaying the 2015 and 2017 Longines World’s Best Horse Race titles claimed by the  Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The mythical race was presented twice the prestigious Award by Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, during a ceremony held in London in January. The plates can now be admired at the Club ParisLongchamp.   Along with the excitement of the most awaited horseracing trial, the spectators at ParisLongchamp had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: a model of the Record collection. Featuring a white matt dial with painted roman numerals, this timepiece is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

  • October 07, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup - Division 1 - CSIO Barcelona - FINAL

    On Saturday 6 October, Longines was proud to be associated with one of the weekend’s highlight trials: the Longines Challenge Cup, which was won by Team Germany made of Philipp Seishaupt on Asathir, Hans-Dieter Dreher on Berlinda, Maurice Tebbel on Chaccos’ son and Marcus Ehning on Comme il faut 5. Team USA and Team Brazil secured the second and third place respectively. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series, Elena Orozco Brand Manager of Longines Spain together with Stéphanie Lachat Longines International PR, Heritage and Digital Manager had the pleasure to present the Germany’s Team with an elegant Longines timepiece as a reward for their great performance.   The Official Watch of this exciting event is a model from the Record Collection. Combining classic elegance and excellence, this automatic timepiece houses a chronometer movement with unique properties, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

  • October 06, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines is delighted to have celebrated its 1’000’000 Instagram followers at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final

    Longines has chosen the prestigious event of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final, taking place at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, to celebrate its 1’000’000 Instagram followers. On Friday 5 October, our Instagram influencers from all over the world were gathered in Barcelona, active on the social media since 2014. On behalf of the Longines Management, the Vice President and Head of International Marketing Juan-Carlos Capelli had the pleasure to present them with an elegant Longines timepiece, a model dedicated specifically to the discipline of Jumping. %break%For the occasion, all the guests had the chance to discover and wear our main collections, comprising La Grande Classique de Longines, the Conquest V.H.P., The Longines Master Collection, the Longines DolceVita and the Record collection. Moreover, a dedicated hashtag #Longines1Mio has been created to celebrate this milestone. Finally, they witnessed the best eight teams who qualified for the Final on Sunday 7th whereas the remaining teams will compete in the Longines Challenge Cup on Saturday 6th.  

  • September 30, 2018

    Archery

    Archery World Cup Final 2018

    The sport of Archery represents the values cherished by Longines – Tradition, Elegance and Performance. To succeed, the athletes must master bow and arrow through concentration, balance, and accuracy. The Swiss watch brand is thus proud to serve as the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Archery World Cup season since 2008. The tour started in April in Shanghai, China then visited Antalya, Turkey and Salt Lake City, USA. At the fourth and last stage of the Archery World Cup in Berlin, Germany, 32 elite athletes earner their tickets to the Samsun 2018 Archery World Cup Final.   To round off the Archery World Cup season, Longines presented the Longines Prize for Precision on Sunday 30, following the recurve final. Female athlete Hye Jin Chang and male athlete Woo Seok Lee, both from South Korea, were the most precise archers of the 2018 World Cup in their respective category. Having scored the most “10 rings” during the qualifications and the tournaments of the season, they received each a Longines Prize for Precision-trophy, a Longines watch and a cheque.   In Samsun, the Official Watch of the event was a Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model featuring a silver dial. This timepiece is equipped with an exclusive movement renowned for its high degree of precision (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are completed by a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar.

  • September 24, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    The FEI World Equestrian GamesTM ended beautifully with Germany topping the medal table

    The much-awaited FEI World Equestrian GamesTM ended today at the Tryon International Equestrian Center after two weeks of intense competition in the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, Reining, Jumping, Vaulting, Para-Equestrian Dressage and Vaulting – the Endurance trial having been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. About 650 top-level athletes coming from more than 70 countries gathered here in North Carolina to battle for the World Championship title in each discipline. As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the event, Swiss watch brand Longines was delighted to time incredible feats and to present all medalists with elegant watches in celebration of their sports performances.   In today’s Jumping Individual World Championship, Simone Blum (GER) and her mount DSP Alice claimed victory ahead of Martin Fuchs (SUI) on Clooney and compatriot Steve Guerdat on Bianca. On Friday, the Team competition was won by American representatives – made up of Laura Kraut on Zeremonie, Adrienne Sternlicht on Cristalline, McLain Ward on Clinta and Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue – followed by Team Sweden and Team Germany.   The Driving World Championship – one of the most spectacular equestrian disciplines – comprised three days of competitions: Dressage, Marathon and the Cones trial. Driving’s gold medals went to Team USA and Australian rider Boyd Exell. Team Netherlands and Team Belgium respectively took the silver and the bronze medals while Chester Weber (USA) and Edouard Simonet (BEL) completed the podium in the individuals.   The results of this eventful second week also included the victory of Italy’s Lorenzo Lupacchini and Silvia Stopazzini in the Pas de Deux Vaulting Championship. The Team title went to the German representatives and the Individuals gold medals were taken by Kristina Boe (GER) on Don de la Mar and Lambert Leclezio (FR) on Poivre Vert. In addition, the Squad Vaulting Championship saw the great victory of Germany’s Team Norka des VV Koeln-Duennwald on Danny Boy OLD.     Finally, in Para-Equestrian Dressage, the Individuals gold medals went to Italy’s Sara Morganti in Grade I, Stinna Kaastrup (DEN) in Grade II, Rixt van der Horst (NED) in Grade III, Sanne Voets (NED) in Grade IV and Sophie Wells in Grade V. In Freestyle, gold medals were claimed by Sara Morganti on Royal Delight in Grade I, Stinna Tange Kaastrup on Horsebo Smarties in Grade II, Rixt van der Horst on Findsley in Grade III, Sanne Voets on Demantur N.O.P. in Grade IV and Sophie Wells on C Fatal Attraction in Grade V. In the Team category, Team Netherlands composed of Frank Hosmar on Alphaville N.O.P., Nicole den Dulk on Wallace N.O.P., Sanne Voets on Demantur N.O.P. and Rixt van der Horst on Findsley, captured the title.   Throughout the event, Longines had the pleasure to highlight its Record collection as the Official Watch of the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM. Combining classic elegance and excellence, each piece in this line houses a movement including a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

  • September 24, 2018

    Corporate

    Longines creates a special limited Record watch to celebrate its 140 years of presence in Russia

    Longines pays tribute to its strong bonds with Russia and commemorates its 140 years of presence in the country by creating a special watch. Limited to 140 pieces, this exclusive timepiece belongs to the Record collection and possesses its exceptional features, combining classic elegance and excellence. Its movement includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer. The Record – special Edition 140 years in Russia was presented to the medias on 19th September during a press brunch held in Moscow.

  • September 23, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    Eight new gold medallists in the disciplines of Para-Dressage and Vaulting at FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

    Dressage World Championship at FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018. Rihards Snikus (LAT) took second place on King Of The Dance followed by America’s Roxanne Trunnell on Dolton.   In Grade II, Stinna Tange Kaastrup (DEN) on Horsebo Smarties took the win ahead of Nicole den Dulk (NED) on Wallace N.O.P. and Lee Pearson (GB) on Styletta.   The Netherland’s Rixt van der Horst – who already won two gold medals at the Games – and her mount Findsley claimed the Grade III Freestyle competition. Rebecca Hart (USA) on El Corona Texel followed ahead of Germany’s Dr. Angelika Trabert on Diamond’s Shine.   Dutch rider Sanne Voets on Demantur N.O.P. earned her third gold medal at the Individual Freestyle Grade IV Para-Dressage World Championship. Brasilian rider Rodolpho Riskalla on Don Henrico followed ahead of Kate Shoemaker on Solitaer.   Finally, the Freestyle Grade V Para-Dressage title went to Great Britain’s Sophie Wells on C Fatal Attraction, the couple already took the gold on Tuesday. Frank Hosmar on Alphaville N.O.P. took the silver again and the bronze was claimed by Japanese rider Tomoko Nakamura on Djazz F.   On the same day, the Individual Female Vaulting Championship was taken by Germany’s Kristina Boe on Don de la Mar. Compatriot Janika Derks on Carousso Hit earned the silver medal while Lisa Wild (AUT) on Fairytale completed the podium.   In the Individual Male Vaulting Championship, France’s Lambert Leclezio earned first place on Poivre Vert. German riders Jannik Heiland and Thomas Brüsewitz respectively took the silver and the bronze medal.   Finally, the Squad Vaulting Championship has seen the great victory of Germany’s Team Norka des VV Koeln-Duennwald on Danny Boy OLD. Team SUI Luetisburg (SUI) on Rayo de la Luz took the silver followed by Team RC Wildegg (AUT) on Alessio l’Amabile.   As the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the FEI World Equestrian Games, Longines was delighted to offer elegant watches to all medallists as a reward for their great performances.

  • September 22, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    Team America and Team Netherlands reigned supreme in the Team Jumping and Para-Dressage Championships at FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

    On Friday 21 September 2018, Team USA claimed the title on home soil at the Team Jumping Championship. Laura Kraut on Zeremonie, Adrienne Sternlicht on Cristalline, Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue and McLain Ward on Clinta demonstrated incredible performance during the competition and took the win ahead of Team Sweden and Team Germany.   During the Para-Dressage Team competition, the gold was taken by The Netherlands’ representatives including Frank Hosmar on Alphaville N.O.P., Nicole den Dulk on Wallace N.O.P. as well as Sanne Voets and Rixt van der Horst, who already took the gold in the Individuals. Team Great Britain arrived second and Team Germany completed the podium   As the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the FEI World Equestrian Games, Longines was delighted to offer elegant watches to all medallists as a reward for their great performances.