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  • 02/13/2022

    Horse Racing

    White Turf - 2nd Raceday

    On 13 February Longines timed the victory of Mordred and Sibylle Vogt at the Longines Grand Prix during the second Sunday of the White Turf St. Moritz, for which the watchmaker has the honor of being the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch. The Grand Prix Longines is a preparatory race for the Longines Grosser Preis von St. Moritz to be held on 20th February.   Since 1907, the annual White Turf St. Moritz event takes place on the frozen lake of the Graubünden renowned tourist resort during three Sundays in February. Attracting many visitors yearly, it is considered as one of the sporting and social highlight in the winter calendar. This year, the event takes place on February 6, 13 and 20.   The Official Watch of the event is a model from the Longines Spirit collection. This collection has taken a new step forward with timepieces forged from titanium, in homage to the world of aviation. The combination of a strong, sleek aesthetic and state-of-the-art technology gives these new models exceptional character. Proof that the pioneering spirit is still, and always, alive and well at the winged hourglass brand.

  • 02/09/2022

    Horse Racing

    The Andalucía Sunshine Tour 2022 kicks off this week with Longines

    The Sunshine Tour 2022 is beginning this week in the oldest city in Western Europe, Cadiz. More than 3,500 horse and rider combinations will pass through the facilities in Vejer de la Frontera. Some of the world’s leading riders with their horses will arrive one after another from all corners of the world, many of whom from central Europe, to compete in elite-level competitions at Montenmedio which has the most extensive equestrian facilities in all of Europe for four disciplines - Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Eventing.   This year, more than 750 riders and 3’500 horses from 50 different countries are participating in this edition. There will be more than 300 classes throughout the weeks of the tour and 42 of them will score for the FEI Longines Ranking.   On this occasion, the Swiss watch brand will be delighted to celebrate the winner’s great performance by presenting him an elegant Longines timepiece.   This Spanish Tour is also the perfect opportunity for Longines to highlight a moon phase model for women from one of its emblematic lines known for its watchmaking expertise - The Longines Master Collection. Since the success of the men’s moon phase models of the line introduced two years ago, Longines took on the challenge of fitting a moonphase indicator in a 34 mm case and skillfully achieved this technical feat while ensuring the exquisite expression of elegance of the timepieces for women. This vivacious blend of technical sophistication and pure feminine elegance will entice women wishing to pursue both fine watchmaking and timeless style. 

  • 02/03/2022

    Dressage

    Longines partners with Sabine Schut-Kery

    Born and trained in Germany, Sabine was recognized and respected in the world of dressage from an early age, winning numerous awards and international competitions with various young and with experienced top level horses.   A true passion for dressage In 2015, she competed for the United States of America at the Pan American Games in Toronto, and came home with a Team Gold Medal in Dressage. She was twice awarded the Carol Lavelle Advanced Dressage Training Grant and spent the fall of 2017 in Europe doing focused training and competition with her Grand Prix partner, Sanceo.   In 2018, she earned a spot representing the US at the Nations Cup, where Team USA won the team gold, and she won Individual Silver in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Sabine continues to advance her own education under the brilliant eye of the equestrian Christine Traurig.   %break%In parallel with the competition, Sabine operates her boutique dressage training business out of San Diego, California. Her program prioritizes quality over quantity so that equine partners and clients thrive with her focused attention, and dedicated training to adapt to their individual needs. Sabine's training program is based on a horsemanship approach. Her track record producing stallions, mares, and geldings of a variety of breeds demonstrates her sensitive approach to a training partnership.   Sabine & Sanceo, a pair of mind readers Last July, during the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Sabine Schut-Kery and her 15-year-old stallion called Sanceo wowed the world in historic Olympic performance. The two accomplices particularly excelled during the Grand Prix Special, bringing the silver medal to the United States.   Partners for more than 12 years, Sabine and Sanceo become the top ranked American combination on the world standings for the first time in the career of the pair.

  • 01/25/2022

    Award

    The Longines World Racing Awards honor the Best of the Best in 2021

    Co-organized by Swiss watch brand Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the ninth edition of the Longines World Racing Awards honoured the top Thoroughbred racehorses, horse race, and jockey of the previous year.   From the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket, England, presenter Francesca Cumani revealed that the title of 2021 Longines World’s Best Racehorse belonged to Knicks Go (USA), while the 2021 Longines World’s Best Horse Race was the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) in France. During the ceremony, Ryan Moore was also celebrated as the 2021 Longines World’s Best Jockey.   Knicks Go finished 2021 on a rating of 129, which was the highest in the world. He earned that rating in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in his final start of the year. Knicks Go began his season by taking the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) last January, and he added additional victories in the Whitney Stakes (G1), Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3), and Lukas Classic Stakes (G3) before his dominant win at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.   There was a three-way tie for second between Europe’s Adayar (IRE), Mishriff (IRE), and St Mark’s Basilica (FR), who all finished 2021 on a rating of 127. Adayar earned his rating in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes (G1); Mishriff achieved that mark with his victory in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1); and St Mark’s Basilica received his rating from having won the Coral-Eclipse (G1).   %break%The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are established by international handicappers according to the performance of the horses in top races. The Longines World Racing Awards celebrated the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), held at ParisLongchamp in France, as the 2021 Longines World’s Best Horse Race with a rating of 124.75. This award recognizes the best-rated race of the highest-rated Group 1 international races as established by a panel of international handicappers. The ratings of the top four finishers in each race serve as basis for the assessment. This is the fifth time the Arc has won the award, with additional recognition coming in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. America’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) won in 2016, while England’s Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) took the title in 2020.   During the ceremony, Ryan Moore was also honoured as the Longines World’s Best Jockey of the year. The awarding of the Longines World’s Best Jockey title is based upon performances in the 100 highest-rated Group 1 and Grade 1 races as established for the year by the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee. Moore also was named the Longines World’s Best Jockey in 2014 and 2016.   To rewatch the show and discover new exclusive contents, visit our social media platforms: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

  • 01/23/2022

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of UAE - President of UAE Show Jumping CUP presented by Longines

    The President of UAE Show Jumping Cup was staged as the first leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM 2022 from January 19 to 23 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As the Presenting Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of this esteemed event, Longines further underlined its support for the showjumping elite and witnessed many mesmerizing sports moments where the leading riders displayed consistency and class in their stellar performances.   On Sunday January 23, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM saw Team Ireland brimming with power and precision and winning the first leg of the series in Abu Dhabi. The team consisting of Shane Breen on Z7 Ipswich, Jack Ryan on BBS McGregor, David Simpson on Foudre F and Trevor Breen on Highland President led the way on the podium and celebrated their momentous victory alongside Team UAE and Team UK who finished second and third. To recognize the unparalleled precision of the winning team, Longines rewarded these outstanding riders with refined timepieces.   %break%To further extend its support for the prominent riders at the event, Longines was also proud to present the President Cup of the UAE Grand Prix that took place on Friday January 21, where Shane Breen on Z7 Ipswich emerged at the forefront of victory and brought home the coveted President Cup of the UAE Grand Prix. With pure focus and absolute determination, Abdullah Alsharbatly on Hunter C and Khaled Abdulrahman Almobty on Grunnerger Kwiebus were up against this great challenge and finished second and third in this thrilling competition. Shane Breen received a Longines timepiece for his marvelous performance and scintillating display.   On this occasion, Longines was proud to present the Official Watch of the event, a moonphase model for women from The Longines Master Collection. A consummate display of elegance, character and purity, this masterpiece of The Longines Master Collection is both feminine and technical, showcasing the brand’s success in 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.