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  • 12/27/2017

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    The Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Australia

    On 24 December 2017, the Queen’s Baton Relay, of which Longines is the Official Partner and Watch, arrived at Brisbane International Airport. Australian athlete and Longines Friend Cameron McEvoy had the honor of welcoming the Queen’s Baton containing a message from Her Majesty the Queen for its arrival on Australian soil. The Baton will now travel for 100 days across all states and territories of Australia to arrive on the Gold Coast in time for the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games on 4 April 2018. Longines is proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 4 April to 15 April 2018 in Australia.

  • 12/25/2017

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    Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aaron Kwok attended the Longines Fuzhou Boutique opening

    Today, the Swiss watchmaker Longines inaugurated its Boutique at the Fuzhou Dong Bai Center in China. On this occasion, Longines Ambassador of Elegance and successful actor Aaron Kwok joined the Swiss watch brand for the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony. As Longines is celebrating its 185th Anniversary this year, the event was a good opportunity to present a great exhibition devoted to the history of the winged hourglass brand. Moreover, in order to create a festive atmosphere, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony was organized during the inauguration.

  • 12/25/2017

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    Yutaka Take Receives the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit

    As the Official Partner and Official Watch of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the Swiss watchmaker Longines was proud to present the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit to renowned Japanese jockey Yutaka Take. He succeeds previous recipients Jim Bolger, leading Irish trainer, owner and breeder; France’s Alec Head, past champion trainer and patriarch of prominent stud farm Haras du Quesnay; Seth Hancock of historic Claiborne Farm in America; the late Marcel Zarour Atanacio, former chairman of the South American Organization for the Promotion of Thoroughbreds (OSAF); and the Romanet Family, long renowned leaders in both the French and international world of horseracing. The Award of Merit was created by Longines and the IFHA in order to honor public figures for their outstanding contribution to the world of horse racing. As Official Partner and Official Watch of the IFHA, Longines additionally awards several other prizes in recognition of excellence in this discipline in collaboration with the IFHA. The winners are honoured throughout the year in ceremonies attended by representatives from across the entire profession. During the Award of Merit ceremony, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, stated: “Besides the Longines & IFHA Award of Merit, the successful collaboration between Longines and the IFHA has led to the creation of several other prizes awarded in recognition of excellence in all things equestrian, such as the Longines World’s Best Jockey, which was presented two weeks ago to the Australian jockey Hugh Bowman, as well as the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and the Longines World’s Best Horse Race, whose ceremony will take place in London on 23 January 2018. Whether horse, jockey, race or public figure, all have a role to play in making each event unique and truly breathtaking. Just like tonight, the winners are honoured in ceremonies attended by representatives from across the entire profession. For 140 years, our love for the equestrian world has steadily increased, and today we have become the main partner of international institutions and events in the disciplines of horseracing, show jumping, eventing, endurance, dressage and driving. More than that, our commitment to equestrian sports is based on common shared values: Elegance, Tradition and Performance.”   Louis Romanet, IFHA Chairman, commented: “Yutaka Take has demonstrated his incredible skills not only in Japan but around the world, and his consistency at the top levels of racing is evident in the number of Group 1 races he has won as well as participated in. Jockeys like Mr. Take are special ambassadors for our industry, and it’s with great esteem that we honor him with the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit for his great contribution and influence on the sport of horse racing.”%break%About Yutaka Take, laureate of the 2017 Longines & IFHA International Award of Merit A legend in Japan, Yutaka Take made his riding debut in 1987 and currently holds seven all-time records in his native country. Born in 1969, Take followed in his father’s footsteps, as Kunihiko Take was also a famed jockey. In 1987, the younger Take notched his first career victory at Hanshin Racecourse aboard a horse named Dyna Bishop. He ended the season as the champion apprentice with 69 winners. Two years later, he was the overall champion jockey, and Take held that title continuously until 1999, with the exception of 1991. As of 18 December, the Japan Racing Association credits him with 3,941 wins, of which 322 came in graded stakes, while 74 have come in Grade 1. Take has won at least one Grade 1 for 23 straight years and a graded stakes race for 31 consecutive years. He also has the most victories in a year: 212. Although Take has ridden a number of champions, he is most associated with legendary racehorse and champion sire Deep Impact. The pair won a total of seven Grade 1 races, including the 2005 Japanese Triple Crown, and Deep Impact has gone to be the premier sire in Japan. Currently, Take is known for riding Kitasan Black, the reigning Japanese Horse of the Year. Take has also shown his abilities abroad. He has 114 wins to his credit in eight different countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. A sampling of his international victories includes Group 1 wins in the Prix d'Ispahan (France) and Hong Kong Cup (Hong Kong), two races timed by Longines, the July Cup (England) and Dubai Duty Free Stakes (UAE). About IFHA The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) is the world peak body for the international sport of Thoroughbred racing. Its 60 members are the national racing authorities across the globe which stage Thoroughbred races. Major areas of the IFHA’s activities include: Making and amending the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering (the IABRW). Policy development relating to welfare and safety of horses and riders International Race Planning and Grading (“black type”) World Rankings Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices Harmonization of Race Day Rules Fostering commercial development of the racing industry globally The IFHA is a foundation member with Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) of the International Horse Sports Confederation and is affiliated to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).   About Longines Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has built solid and lasting ties with the world of sport over the years, with a wealth of experience as timekeeper for sports championships around the globe and a partner of numerous international sports federations. Renowned for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world's leading watch manufacturer. Known by its winged hourglass logo, the brand is today present in over 150 different countries.

  • 12/22/2017

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    2017 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony Set for London

    The 2017 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held on 23 January 2018 in London, England. As in prior years, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) have selected Claridge’s as the venue.   The ceremony, the fifth of its kind, will honour the three highest-rated horses in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings as well as the Longines World’s Best Horse Race. The Longines World’s Best Horse Race became part of the ceremony in 2015, when France’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was named the inaugural winner. Last year, Arrogate (USA) was honoured as the Longines World’s Best Racehorse, while the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which was won by Arrogate, became the second winner of the Longines World’s Best Horse Race award.%break%The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are established by international handicappers according to the performance of the horses in top races. The highest rated race is determined by averaging the rankings of the first four placed horses. The full list and further information on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are both available on the IFHA website http://www.ifhaonline.org. The trophy celebrating the Longines World’s Best Racehorse is a crystal vase named Equus, whereas the Longines World’s Best Horse Race trophy represents a proud horse head. Every year, the trophies are engraved with the name of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Horse Race respectively, and the representatives of the winners are presented with an elegant Longines watch.

  • 12/22/2017

    Kurumsal

    Longines inaugurates its new Boutique in Bengaluru with its Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Today Longines was delighted to inaugurate its first Boutique in Bengaluru at the famous U.B. City. This new Boutique, true to Longines’ design philosophy, welcomes visitors into an elegant and contemporary environment. The shop perfectly embodies the DNA of the brand and offers a perfect setting for the Longines timepieces. In addition, the U.B. City, one of the finest and most luxurious retail spaces in India, offers an attractive setting for the brand’s Boutique. On this occasion, the Swiss watch brand presented new models from The Longines Master Collection, featuring a sunray blue dial. The blue variations in this unisex collection are perfectly in line with the classic and understated spirit of the brand. The sunray blue dial shows the hours, minutes and seconds thanks to rhodium-plated hands that stand out subtly. These models are available with stainless steel or an alligator watch strap of the same colour as the dial for total harmony. After the inauguration, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan commented: “I have been part of the Longines family for an Elegant 18 years now, and I continue to feel a sense of pride and honor every time I inaugurate a new boutique from the brand. This one is special, since it is a first in this beautiful city of Gardens, Bengaluru. I have always felt a sense of home here and have loved visiting this city. I think the mall will provide the brand with the right environment, imperative for growth. Finally, I wish this boutique and Longines all the very best.”

  • 12/22/2017

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    Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games: performansa saygı

    Olağanüstü hassasiyeti yüksek teknik özellikler ve markanın benzersiz zarafetinin damgasını taşıyan sportif bir görünümle birleştiren Conquest V.H.P. kuvars saat alanında yeni bir başarıdır. Engin kuvars deneyimine dayanan Longines, 80’li yıllara ait bir başarı öyküsünü tazeliyor. Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision - Çok Yüksek Hassasiyet) ile, özellikle zaman ölçümü hizmeti sunduğu etkinliklerdeki çalışmalarıyla, döneminde öncüsü ve uzmanı olduğu bir teknolojiye geri dönüyor.   Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games analog bir saate göre çok yüksek hassasiyet seviyesi ve GPD (gear position detection - dişli konumu tespiti) sistemi ile darbe ya da manyetik alana maruz kaldığında akrep ve yelkovanı yeniden ayarlama becerisi sunmak için yenilenmiş özel bir mekanizma (± 5 sn./yıl) ile donatıldı. Mekanizmayı fevkaladelik statüsüne yerleştiren bu çekici özelliklere, çok uzun bir pil ömrü ve daimi takvim de eklendi. Benzersiz sportif saatler koleksiyonumuz Conquest’in özünü yansıtan bu olağanüstü parça, yüksek teknik özellikleri dinamik bir estetikle bir araya getirdi. Conquest V.H.P. bu özellikleriyle kendisini olağanüstü hassasiyetin endüstri standardı olarak konumlandırdı.%break%Adını aldığı bu büyük uluslararası spor etkinliğinin parlak ve renkli logosunu ve mavi koala maskotunu taşıyan Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games modeli, siyah kadran üzerindeki kırmızı V.H.P. imgesi, turuncu imleri ve akrep, yelkovan, kadran ve indekslerindeki mavi ayrıntılarla göz dolduruyor. Saatin 41 mm çaplı arka kasası Gold Coast 2018’in logosunu ve “Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games” imgesini taşıyor. Bu olağanüstü parça, güvenli bir katlanır tokaya sahip çelik bilezikle tamamlanıyor.

  • 12/15/2017

    Kurumsal

    Longines Dream Mall Kaohsiung Boutique Grand Opening & New Record Collection Launch Event

    On Wednesday December 13, 2017, Longines celebrated the re-opening of its boutique in Dream Mall Kaohsiung, located in southern Taiwan and took this opportunity to launch the new Record Collection, a line combining classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. The brand’s Ambassador of Elegance Chi-Ling Lin graced the event with her presence and participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • 12/14/2017

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    Longines officially inaugurates its first Corporate Boutique in Switzerland

    Longines marks 185 years of history and innovation by inaugurating today its first Corporate Boutique in Switzerland at the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne. This celebration, led by Walter von Känel, President of Longines, and Christophe Jeanneret, Brand Manager Swiss Market, was marked by the presence of Giulia Steingruber, Ambassador of Elegance. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place before a select group of guests and media. The elegant environment of the boutique, covering more than 80 square meters, enhances a wide range of models on display. It has a natural warm wooden interior display cabinets, each branded with the Longines logo, giving the space a timeless atmosphere. This Longines boutique will allow the clients and watch collectors to come and admire iconic timepieces of the brand, as well as new models. “We are very proud to have opened our first Corporate Boutique in Switzerland and to provide our customers, visitors and tourists with the opportunity to discover our watches in an elegant environment reflecting the DNA of the brand. The boutique also offers a Museum section retracing Longines’ 185 years of watchmaking expertise,” said Walter von Känel. “Located in this extraordinary place, this boutique welcomes both collectors or enthusiasts as well as anyone curious to discover or acquire an exceptional timepiece.” Attending this inauguration, Longines Ambassador of Elegance Giulia Steingruber declared: “I am delighted to have been invited to the Bürgenstock Resort for this inauguration and to be able to show my support for Longines. I have been an Ambassador for the brand since 2014 and this participation in an official inauguration here in Switzerland, close to home, is the perfect premiere for me. I believe its sophisticated atmosphere is a perfect match for Longines’ elegance and that of its watches.” This new Boutique represents a modern interpretation of the brand’s traditional values and 185 years of craftsmanship. With each new boutique opening, Longines takes the opportunity to show different facets of its passion for elegance and constant innovation.

  • 12/13/2017

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    Yutaka Take to Receive the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit

    Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, as well as Louis Romanet, Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), and Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, will take part in the award ceremony. As the Official Partner and Official Watch of the IFHA, Swiss watchmaker Longines and the IFHA conjointly created the Award of Merit in 2013 in order to honor public figures for their outstanding contribution to the world of horse racing. A legend in Japan, Take made his riding debut in 1987.  As of 11 December 2017, the Japan Racing Association credits him with 3,940 wins, of which 322 came in graded stakes, while 74 have come in Grade 1. Take has won at least one Grade 1 for 23 straight years and a graded stakes race for 31 consecutive years. He also has the most victories in a year, 212, as well as the most earned prize money in a single year, with that figure standing at ¥4,414,042,000 (about USD$38,931,850). "It is a great honor to receive such a prestigious award," said Take. "As a jockey, I am happy to fly with a saddle back and forth locally as well as internationally as requested. It doesn't matter if there is a difference in the rules and language, I have been riding the same way everywhere, and therefore did not recognize that I was making a contribution to the achievement and improvement of global horse racing. If my attitude to horse racing has delivered me international recognition with this award, I will make a continuous effort to the development of global horse racing." Born in 1969, Take followed in his father’s footsteps, as Kunihiko Take was also a famed jockey. In 1987, the younger Take notched his first career victory at Hanshin Racecourse aboard a horse named Dyna Bishop. He ended the season as the champion apprentice with 69 winners. Two years later, he was the overall champion jockey, and Take held that title continuously until 1999, with the exception of 1991. Although Take has ridden a number of champions, he is most associated with legendary racehorse and champion sire Deep Impact. The pair won a total of seven Grade 1 races, including the 2005 Japanese Triple Crown, and Deep Impact has gone on to be the premier sire in Japan. Currently, Take is known for riding Kitasan Black, the reigning Japanese Horse of the Year, whose final race will come in the Arima Kinen. Take has also shown his abilities abroad. He has over 100 wins to his credit in eight different countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. A sampling of his international victories includes Group 1 wins in the Prix d'Ispahan (France), July Cup (England), Hong Kong Cup (Hong Kong), and Dubai Duty Free Stakes (UAE). Previous winners of the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit include the Romanet family, Jim Bolger, Alec Head, Seth Hancock, and the late Marcel Zarour Atanacio.   About the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA): The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) is the world peak body for the international sport of Thoroughbred racing. Its 60 members are the national racing authorities across the globe which stage Thoroughbred races. Major areas of the IFHA’s activities include:    - Making and amending the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering (the IABRW)    - Policy development relating to welfare and safety of horses and riders    - International Race Planning and Grading (“black type”)    - World Rankings    - Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices    - Harmonization of Race Day Rules    - Fostering commercial development of the racing industry globally The IFHA is a foundation member with Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) of the International Horse Sports Confederation and is affiliated to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

  • 12/13/2017

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    Australian Hugh Bowman receives the 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey Award in Hong Kong

    After dominating for the majority of the season, Australia’s Hugh Bowman claimed the “2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey” award, which was presented to him tonight during the Longines International Hong Kong Races Gala Dinner. Besides this prestigious title, Bowman received an elegant Longines timepiece as well as a replica of the crystal vase which will be engraved with his name, alongside the previous winners, Ryan L. Moore and Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori, who incidentally finished second and third in this year’s competition. The Australian jockey won 10 of the world’s Top 100 Group/Grade 1 races, and six of those victories came aboard Winx, who was celebrated as the third-highest rated racehorse in the world in 2016 and is currently the highest rated turf horse in the world in the 2017 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. Amongst Bowman’s great wins, five races were timed by Longines, including the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick and the Japan Cup in association with Longines at Tokyo Racecourse, which secured Bowman the victory for the 2017 “Longines World Best Jockey” title. The Longines World’s Best Jockey Award is a proud joint initiative of Longines and the IFHA.  It is based upon performances in the 100 highest-rated Group/Grade 1 international races as established for the year by the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee. The scoring incorporates races from 1 December of the previous year until 30 November of the current year.  Jockeys accrue 12 points for a win, 6 points for placing second, and 4 points for placing third. The prestigious gala dinner of the Longines Hong Kong International Races also served as the perfect occasion for the Swiss watch brand to present its new TV Spot featuring Longines Ambassador and Asian superstar Eddie Peng, who will be attending the races for the second time, after his presence during the 2014 edition. The TV spot highlights the Official Watch of the event, a model from the Record collection. Combining classic elegance and excellence, this line aspires to become the spearheads of the brand.