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  • October 31, 2021

    Jumping

    Longines Equita Lyon CHI

    The Longines Equita Lyon, Concours Hippique International, known as the biggest annual equestrian gathering in Europe was staged at Eurexpo Lyon from October 27th to 31st in Lyon, France. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of this spectacular event, Longines witnessed 5 days of unrivalled performances delivered by some of the world’s prominent riders and continued solidifying its support for these fine talents who left indelible marks on this elite-level event.   On Sunday October 31st, Longines was proud to time the brilliant victory of Martin Fuchs on Chaplin in the second leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League. The horse-rider combination gave the fervent spectators the thrills they had been waiting for with his absolute accuracy and consistency in the competition. Joining him for this victorious moment were Eduardo Pereira De Menezes of Brazil on H5 Chaganus and Max Kühner of Austria on Elektric Blue P who came in second and third, respectively. An elegant Longines timepiece was presented to Martin Fuchs for his marvellous performance.%break%Scott Brash of Great Britain on Hello Vincent marked the climax of the Longines Grand Prix on Friday October 29th by securing an extraordinary victory. Holly Smith of Great Britain on Denver and Petronella Andersson of Sweden on Castres Van De Begijnakker Z also exhibited courage and confidence by finishing second and third. The winner Scott Brash was rewarded with a refined Longines timepiece for having achieved an outstanding level of precision and determination.   On this special occasion, Longines was delighted to present the Official Watch of the event, a brand new model for women from The Longines Master Collection. Distinguished by its elegance, character and purity, this refined timepiece featuring a moon phase indicator perfectly incorporates Longines’ watchmaking sophistication and tradition to continue the brand’s relentless pursuit of classic elegance and high performance.

  • October 03, 2021

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final

    At the grand Final of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM that took place in the stunning setting of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona this year, the Swiss watch brand continued playing a pivotal role in supporting the world’s leading riders and providing timekeeping expertise in this elite-level event of show jumping. The climax of the competition had to be the victory of the Netherlands consisting of Maikel van der Vleuten on Beauville Z, Willem Greve on Carambole, Sanne Thijssen on Con Quidam Rb and Harrie Smolders on Monaco. These outstanding talents filled the stadium with energy and, most importantly, with their absolute elegance and pinpoint precision mirroring Longines’ long-term values in watchmaking. Ireland and Belgium finished second and third, respectively, leaving indelible memories to the enraptured spectators with their conviction and tenacity, qualities necessary for them to excel in their future competitions. To reward the winning team, Longines CEO Matthias Breschan, presented elegant Longines timepieces to Team Netherlands for their great performances.%break%On Saturday October 2nd, Longines further enhanced its strong presence at the event by its association with the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM Final – the Longines Challenge Cup.  Team Great Britain kept gold in their sights and clinched the victory at this spectacular competition. Team France and Team Norway thrived under pressure and displayed their constant pursuit of excellence by arriving second and third, respectively. To strengthen Longines’ support for the boldest riders in show jumping, the Brand Manager of Longines Spain, Elena Orozco presented elegant Longines timepieces to the winning team for their brilliant victory.   During the three-day event, Longines was privileged to present the Official Watch, a brand new moonphase model for women from The Longines Master Collection. A consummate display of elegance, character and purity, this new masterpiece of The Longines Master Collection is both feminine and technical, showcasing the brand’s success of incorporating the aesthetic codes and watchmaking complications into one meticulously designed creation. With its elegant appeal and technical sophistication, this timepiece is the vivacious blend of classic elegance and watchmaking tradition.