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  • June 08, 2019

    Horse Racing

    Longines times Sir Winston’s victory at the 2019 Belmont Stakes

    As Preferred Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the 151st Belmont Stakes, Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to time Sir Winston’s win at Belmont Park on Saturday, 8 June 2019. Sir Winston’s Owner, Trainer, and Jockey received elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Pascal Savoy, Longines US Brand President. Earlier that day, the brand celebrated the victory of Rushing Fall at the Longines Just A Game Stakes.   On that occasion, the winged hourglass brand was also delighted to host the Longines Prize for Elegance fashion contest to celebrate style and glamour associated with the Triple Crown. The participants walked the runway for celebrity judges who selected the most stylish woman from Belmont Park, and presented her with an elegant Longines watch. The Official Watch of the Belmont Stakes is a new model from the Conquest Classic collection. This line skillfully combines modernity with the refinement that defines the brand. Elegant and sleek, this latest creation, set with diamonds, is both resolutely feminine and boldly contemporary.

  • June 10, 2019

    Eventing

    Longines Grand Prix Großer Preis der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden claimed by Chloe Reid on Luis P

    As its Title Partner and Official Timekeeper, the Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to take part in the newly named Longines PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden held from 7-10 June 7-10, 2019 in the Biebrich Schlosspark, and featuring events in show jumping, dressage, eventing and vaulting. This international fixture was chosen by Longines to announce its new partnership with Dressage rising star Sönke Rothenberger, who finished second with Santiago R in the Longines Grand Prix Kür, won by Ingrid Klimke.   The highlight trial of the event, Longines Grand Prix Großer Preis der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden, was claimed by      Chloe Reid on Luis P, followed by Charlotte Bettendorf on Hope Street and Lucas Porter on C Hunter.   The Swiss watch brand was proud to present Ingrid Klimke and Chloe Reid with elegant Longines timepieces in recognition for the great performance.

  • June 08, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Cannes 2019

    As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour, Longines was proud to witness the victory of Niels Bruynseels on his amazing mare Gancia de Muze in the weekend’s highlight competition, namely the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. The brand was therefore delighted to grant him an elegant timepiece to celebrate his great performance.   The overall Longines Global Champions Tour ranking battle is already an intense affair, with Daniel Deusser (GER) leading the charge with 190 points, followed by Pieter Devos (BEL) with 178 points and Niels Bruynseels (BEL) with 134 points. This victory handed him the seventh golden ticket to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, which will be staged end of November in Prague.   This great weekend of intense competition was also the perfect occasion for Longines to present the Official Watch of the event, a model of the iconic HydroConquest collection, which combines technical excellence and traditional excellence, both distinguished hallmarks of the brand. This timepiece features a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling.

  • June 06, 2019

    Eventing

    Dressage’s rising star Sönke Rothenberger has become a Longines Ambassador of Elegance

    Swiss watch brand Longines, whose passion for equestrian sports dates back more than a century and a half, is delighted to announce that the talented dressage rider Sönke Rothenberger has become its latest Ambassador of Elegance. In a career spanning more than a decade, the German rider has collected a string of titles and medals, notably with his iconic gelding Cosmo in the past few years. Sönke’s impressive results include a double German national champion title in 2018 (Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle) and team gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, as well as at the 2017 Longines FEI European Championships in Gothenburg (SWE) and at the most recent FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon (USA).   As part of the work undertaken by the brand to support the talented athletes of tomorrow, Longines awarded Sönke Rothenberger the 2016 Longines Rising Star prize during the FEI Awards ceremony, in recognition of his remarkable talent and his extraordinary commitment to equestrian sport.    Dressage as a discipline, in which Sönke excels, is the perfect embodiment of the values of elegance promoted by Longines in its slogan “Elegance is an Attitude”. The harmony of the movements, the completely symbiotic relationship between athlete and horse and their respect for one another are the ultimate expression of elegance.   Sönke Rothenberger said: “I am extremely proud to join the Longines family as an Ambassador of Elegance and to be associated with a key player in equestrian sport. Not only are elegance and precision at the very heart of every Longines watch; they are also an essential part of my sport and are qualities to which I aspire as an athlete. I was lucky enough to visit the Longines museum and production workshops last month, allowing me to find out more about the brand’s history and to gain a greater understanding of the valuable expertise that goes into its watch production.”   Longines and equestrian sport   Longines’ passion for the world of equestrian sport dates back to 1869, when the brand first produced a pocket watch bearing a horse’s head. In 1912, it then became involved with an international show-jumping competition in Portugal and almost a century later, in 2013, it became the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s Top Partner and Official Timekeeper. Today, Longines’ commitment to equestrian sports includes show jumping, dressage, combined driving, endurance racing and eventing, as well as horse-racing events.

  • June 02, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Switzerland - Longines CSIO Schweiz St-Gallen

    It was one of the highlights of this year’s Longines CSIO St.Gallen: The prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Switzerland was won by France. He was followed by the Italian team on the second and the Swiss team on the third place. The winner received an elegant Longines watch from the brand’s President Walter von Känel.   Pénélope Leprévost (FRA) won the Longines Trophy, awarded to the best amazone of the whole event, and was also honoured with a Longines watch.   At the Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz on Friday, Steve Guerdat (SUI) on Venard de Cerisy won the competition, followed by Arthur Gustavo da Silva (SUI) on Inonstop van T Voorhof and Laura Renwick (GBR) on Dublin V.   The watch brand took the occasion to support JustWorld International through the Clear The Jump action. Each time a rider and his horse cross the Longines triple obstacle clear, the equivalent of 200 meals is offered to the association, which aims to lift children out of poverty. Thanks to this campaign, Longines has helped to offer 5000 meals for the benefit of the JustWorld International Foundation.   The Official Watch of this year’s Longines CSIO St.Gallen is an model from the collection HydroConquest. Its bezel is enhanced with a blue ceramic insert, which matches the colour of the dial, adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling. Scratch-resistant, it ties together the fully modernized design and sporty silhouette of this collection. This timepiece combines technical excellence and traditional elegance, two of the brand's greatest values.   The collaboration between Longines and the Longines CSIO St.Gallen reinforces the brand’s traditional commitment in equestrian sports and makes Longines a major player in this field. Longines has been associated with the equestrian world since its inception. The oldest known Longines watch decorated with equestrian motifs dates from 1869, and ushered in a handsome series of equestrian-themed pocket watches. The brand’s early ties with horses encouraged the watchmakers of Saint-Imier to pursue advances in sports timekeeping for equestrian competitions. In 1878, the winged hourglass brand developed its first chronograph movement, the legendary 20H. In addition, the Swiss watch brand was associated for the first time with a show jumping event in 1912. Today, Longines is passionately committed to the equestrian world and its various disciplines.

  • June 01, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Hamburg 2019

    The sixth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, was rounded off this Saturday in Hamburg with the remarkable home win of Daniel Deusser on Jasmien v. Bisschop in the weekend’s highlight competition, namely the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Hamburg. Therefore, Longines was delighted to grand him an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great performance.   This prestigious event was the occasion chosen by Longines to highlight the Official Watch of the event, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision”. This timepiece 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.

  • May 26, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM China league – 2nd leg

    On Sunday 26 of May 2019, Hongkongese rider Kenneth Cheng on Fanyface claimed victory at the 2<sup>nd</sup> leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping China League held in Chengdu. Chinese rider Nulahemaiti Lbai on Gulio van de Koelaar took second place followed by compatriot Jiri Galatu on Chalano Gold. As the Title Partner, the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the event, Longines was proud to grant Kenneth Cheng an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great performance.   Over the weekend, Longines had the pleasure to present the Official Watch of the event, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, representing a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.

  • May 26, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM of France

    The European Division 1 League of Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ competition got off to a thrilling start on Friday, with Team Switzerland taking the victory in La Baule, ahead of Team Belgium and Team France. The members of Team Switzerland, namely Niklaus Rutschi, Bryan Balsiger, Paul Estermann and Steve Guerdat, were presented with elegant Longines timepieces in recognition for their great performance.   On Sunday afternoon, the Grand Prix Longines De La Ville de la Baule was claimed by German rider Simone Blum on DSP Alice, in front of Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat on Albfuehren's Bianca, second, and Ireland’s Darragh Kenny on Important de Muze, third.   The Official Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM of France in La Baule was a model from the Conquest V.H.P. « Very High Precision » collection, which 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.

  • May 19, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid 2019

    The fifth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper, ended this Sunday in Madrid. The weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid, was marked by the victory of Martin Fuchs (SUI) on Chaplin. To celebrate his achievement the Swiss rider was awarded an elegant Longines timepiece. Over the weekend, Longines was proud to highlight its Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model as the Official Watch of the event. This timepiece 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.

  • May 16, 2019

    Corporate

    Simon Baker is back for the 2019 edition of the Prix de Diane Longines, the epitome of elegance

    The 170th edition of the Prix de Diane Longines will be held on Sunday 16 June at the Chantilly racecourse. With just a month to go before this elegant equestrian event is held at the horse capital, Longines and its Partner France Galop have unveiled the highlights of the 2019 edition during a press breakfast at the Cercle d’Aumale in Paris, which pays homage to Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale, to whom we owe the stunning Domain of Chantilly. The prestigious Prix de Diane Longines – a thrilling day of events with no less than eight thoroughbred races – is the world’s most important race for fillies. For the occasion, the Chantilly racecourse will delight the tens of thousands of spectators with decor inspired by jockey silks: graphic adornments and lovely colours creating a lively and playful atmosphere.    The traditional equestrian event Prix de Diane Longines is also a chance to attend two races the brand lends its name to: the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars and the Prix de la Reine Marie-Amélie Longines, in which young jockeys from all over the world and FEGENTRI (International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders) riders compete. Longines is pleased to time the races, showcase up-and-coming talent and racing amateurs, as well as award the winners with elegant timepieces.   This year, Longines is especially proud to welcome its Ambassador of Elegance, the Australian actor and racing enthusiast Simon Baker, who is sure to add an elegant touch to the event. Simon Baker will have the pleasure of being present at the event’s main race. At the end of the Prix de Diane Longines and accompanied by representatives of the brand, he will present elegant Longines watches to the winning filly’s team.   The “Mademoiselle Diane par Longines” award will be held, like every year, at the Village de Diane, where the 10 most elegant female spectators from the event will showcase their most beautiful outfits for a chance to win the renowned award. Simon Baker will present the winner with the event’s Official Watch, a steel and rose gold model from the Record collection featuring a mother-of-pearl dial adorned with diamond indexes. This piece, alongside other Longines collections, will be showcased at the Longines boutique at the Village de Diane.