Longines, title partner and official timekeeper of the Longines CSIO St-Gallen
Major equestrian event, the CSIO Switzerland took place in St. Gall in one of the most beautiful open-air stadiums. This edition was marked by Switzerland’s victory in the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Switzerland, one of the key competitions of the weekend. It was able to make the difference and beat out the teams of Netherlands and Great Britain that finished in second and third place respectively. The members of the winning team received a Longines timepiece from the brand's CEO, Matthias Breschan.
At the Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz on Saturday, Martin Fuchs (CH) on Conner Jei won the competition, followed by Wilm Vermeir (BEL) on Van Het Steentje. The young show jumping Swiss prodigy and Longines Family member, Bryan Balsiger (CH), won third place on his mare Dubai du Bois Pinchet.
Longines DolceVita, Official Watch
The Official Watch of this year’s Longines CSIO St.Gallen is a model from the Longines DolceVita collection. Since its inception, the Longines DolceVita collection has illustrated contemporary elegance of the brand. Inspired by the "Dolce Vita", it is an homage to the sweetness of the Italian life. Subtly combining geometric lines and soft curves, the Longines DolceVita collection is characterized by its rectangular case inspired by a 1920s model. A byword for glamour and femininity, the line is an ode to the sweetness of life. The boldly sophisticated and feminine design will delight women wishing to make their own statement of contemporary elegance
Longines and equestrian sports
The collaboration between Longines and the Longines CSIO St.Gallen reinforces the brand’s traditional commitment to equestrian sports and makes Longines a major player in this field. Longines’ passion for the equestrian world dates back to 1869, when the brand crafted its first equestrian pocket watch found to date. Not long after, in 1878, Longines developed a famous chronograph movement, fitted in a case engraved with a jockey and his mount. Seen on the American racetracks since the late nineteenth century, this type of timepieces proved extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, as it enabled its user to time performances to the second. Designed in the workshops of the factory of Saint-Imier, these first creations mark Longines’ very first involvement in the equestrian world.