October 30, 2017
On Friday evening, Longines had the pleasure to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in its Singapore Marina Bay Sands Boutique. On this occasion, local athletes and the Commonwealth Games Singapore Committee were present to celebrate the visit of this symbol of the Games, of which the upcoming edition will take place on the Australian East Coast from 4th to 15th April 2018. The Queen’s Baton Relay began its journey in Buckingham Palace in March and carries a message to the athletes from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which will be read out at the Opening Ceremony of the Games. The Baton is now travelling through the 71 nations or territories of the Commonwealth, covering 230’000 kilometres. Team Singapore Swimmer Roanne Ho together with His Worship the Mayor of the City of Gold Coast and Councillor Tom Tate, and Longines Singapore Brand Manager Jas Guo had the honour to participate in this symbolic journey to welcome the Baton in and out of the Marina Bay Sands Longines Boutique. “The Gold Coast is excited and proud to be the host city of the 2018 Commonwealth Games and we are ready to open our doors to the world in April next year”, said Mayor Tom Tate.%break% Longines has collaborated with Commonwealth Games Singapore Committee on this occasion to invite one of its athletes as a Baton Bearer for this visit to Longines Boutique. “We are very excited to welcome the Queen’s Baton to Singapore, and are happy to have the Official Timekeeper Longines as part of the festivities. Team Singapore is looking forward to a spectacular experience at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and look forward to the support of Singaporeans,” said Chris Chan, Secretary-General of Commonwealth Games Singapore. The Queen’s Baton Relay will now continue its journey through Asia before finally arriving at Gold Coast. As part of the celebrations, Longines will be displaying ten timepieces from the Longines Museum that has been specially selected by the curator for this occasion. The Museum pieces will be available for viewing from 27 October to the end of November. Longines is the proud Official Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay. The Swiss Watch Brand will also work as Official Partner for timing, scoring and results for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and will be known as the Official Timekeeper of this large multi-sport event, as well as the Presenting Partner of Athletics (Track & Field), Gymnastics and Co-Presenting Partner of Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis.
October 12, 2017
Today, Swiss watchmaker Longines unveiled its countdown clock for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) of which it is the Official Timekeeper and Watch. The 5.2 metre tall, 1.75 tonne clock was unveiled by Longines Friend of the Brand and Commonwealth Games hopeful, Amy Pejkovic; GC2018 Ambassador and Swimmer, Cam McEvoy; along with children from St Pius’ Primary School Banyo. Minister for the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones MP, Mr Peter Beattie AC, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman; Mrs Amelia Michael, General Manager Australia, Longines; former sprinter Matt Shirvington; and Borobi, the GC2018 Mascot were also on hand. GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said, “Longines’ world-renowned experience in delivering timing, scoring and results were absolutely critical to delivering a great Games. With thousands of athletes competing across 18 sports and 7 para-sports Longines will be delivering precise timing, scoring and result services to feed the global broadcast and provide official results for every heat, match and final across every event at GC2018.” Longines Friend of the Brand, Amy Pejkovic, said it was an honour to represent the brand for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. “I’m excited to partner with Longines for GC2018. I’m currently training hard and aiming to represent Australia on the Gold Coast next year. Competing at a home Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity and positions on the Aussie team will be hotly contested. Everyone involved in Australian sports is really looking forward to the Commonwealth Games,” said Ms Pejkovic. Children from St Pius’ Primary School, Banyo helped Cam McEvoy and Amy Pejkovic remove an 11 metre Longines navy silk from the Longines countdown clock which will count down the minutes, hours and days until the commencement of GC2018. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing, said: “Longines is delighted to be the Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, one of the major sporting events in the world. We are really proud that the organizers have placed their trust in our brand and chose us as Official Timekeeper for all the competitions held over the 11 days. We are looking forward to seeing remarkable sporting achievements, especially in Athletics, Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis, the sports we are partnering with during the Commonwealth Games.”