The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races saw the world’s best horses and jockeys bring a wealth of experience and claim stellar victories in no fewer than four Group 1 races. Joao Moreira took a spectacular win in the LONGINES Hong Kong Vase atop Glory Vase, Sky Field won the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint with Blake Shinn on board. Golden Sixty ridden by Vincent claimed a brilliant victory at the LONGINES Hong Kong Mile, while Loves Only You with Yuga Kawada in the saddle kept gold in their sights and won the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup. In its role of Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the event, LONGINES continued reinforcing its close and longstanding relationship with equestrian sports and was proud to reward the winning teams with elegant LONGINES timepieces for their unparalleled achievements.%break%This time, the Swiss watch brand highlighted a model from The LONGINES Master Collection as the Official Watch of the 2021 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. A symbol of the brand’s watchmaking expertise, this line perfectly embodies the values of excellence and elegance that have contributed to building the brand’s reputation across the world. Powered by a self-winding movement developed exclusively for LONGINES, this timepiece for women featuring a moon phase indicator perfectly combines technical sophistication and pure feminine elegance and will entice women wishing to pursue both fine watchmaking and timeless style.
The world’s top international jockeys gathered at the Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong SAR and competed in adrenaline-fueled races for the 2021 LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship. This year, Zac Purton raced against the clock and took home the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship with 22 points, ahead of the four first runners-up Hollie Doyle, James McDonald, Tom Marquand and Mickael Barzalona. As the Title Partner of the event, LONGINES was proud to reward the winner with an elegant timepiece. With pure focus and precision, Jockey Zac Purton claimed the LONGINES International Jockeys' Championship title, ahead of Hollie Doyle, James McDonald, Tom Marquand and Mickael Barzalona. Purton filled the stadium with energy and accumulated the highest score in the four feature races of the evening, with 22 points in total. During the prize-giving ceremony, LONGINES was delighted to present the winner with an elegant timepiece. As the Official Watch of the LONGINES International Jockeys' Championship, the brand highlighted a model for women from The LONGINES Master Collection. Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement developed exclusively for LONGINES, this timepiece featuring a moon phase indicator creates the perfect balance between technical excellence and classic elegance. The LONGINES International Jockeys' Championship was graced by the presence of Hong Kong actress Tracy Chu, who experienced for the second time the excitement of LONGINES horse racing event. Wearing a stylish dress and an exquisite headpiece, Tracy Chu made a glamorous entrance with The LONGINES Master Collection moonphase timepiece sparkling on her wrist, catching all eyes with her charm and elegance. Tracy said: “I was very excited and honored to be invited by the Swiss watchmaker to return this iconic horseracing spectacular to experience the LONGINES’ relentless passion for Equestrian sports, and the thrilling action on the racecourse. In this special occasion, Mr. Stephen DeLucchi, Managing Director of Swatch Group Hong Kong & Macau, presented The LONGINES Master Collection moonphase timepiece to special guest Ms Tracy Chu. She is grateful to receive an elegant LONGINES timepiece that fits for all occasions. The spectacular night was completed with ‘The Most Elegant Attire Award’ presentation. Together with Ms Tracy Chu, Mr. Stephen DeLucchi, Managing Director of Swatch Group Hong Kong & Macau, presented exquisite LONGINES timepieces the winners, Mr. Bruce Tong and Ms Lila Lam.