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Dubai World Cup & Longines Dubai Sheema Classic; Chi Ling Lin; Conquest V.H.P.; Mall of Emirates;
March 31, 2018
Horse Racing
The Dubai World Cup: Hawkbill steals the limelight in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic race

The Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, of which Longines is the Official Timekeeper, is one of the world’s top global venues of thoroughbred racing. As unique as it is prestigious, the Dubai World Cup Carnival hosts a dozen race days from January to the end of March. It closes with the Dubai World Cup, which sees nine races take place during that day, culminating with the eponymous race, claimed this year by Thunder Snow led by Christophe Soumillon.

 

This feature race was preceded notably by the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, the most important turf race of the day, won by Hawkbill ridden by William Buick. The Swiss watch brand, represented by Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing and Patrick Aoun, Brand Manager for Longines Middle East, was proud to reward the winning connections of the race with elegant Longines timepieces.

 

A highly anticipated event for the highest level of racing fans, the Dubai World Cup is also distinguished by its elegant attendance. In this privileged setting, Longines Ambassador of Elegance Chi Ling Lin presented the Longines Prize for Elegance, in the form of a beautiful Longines timepiece, to the female attendee with the most stylish look.

 

Earlier that day, Chi Ling Lin took part in the inauguration of Longines’ new boutique located at Mall of Emirates, where the brand presented its Record collection. In the company’s purest watchmaking tradition, these chronometer-certified models combine classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand.

 

As for the Dubai World Cup, Longines highlighted the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, representing a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. Featuring a silver dial, this model houses an ultra-precise movement (+/- five seconds per year) and is equipped with a smart crown facilitating manipulation.

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Award ;Dubai World Cup, Meydan Racetrack,Dubai Sheema Classic,2018
March 30, 2018
Horse Racing
Longines receives an Appreciation Award in honor of its partnership with the Dubai World Cup

Longines, represented by its Vice President and Head of International Marketing Juan-Carlos Capelli, was presented yesterday evening with an Appreciation Award from the hands of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his son HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This award celebrates the brand’s partnership with the Dubai World Cup to be held on March 31, 2018 at the Meydan Racetrack. As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the event, Longines is also the Presenting Partner of the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, the most important turf race of the day.

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2017-2018; Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping season; Paris
March 29, 2018
Jumping
Culmination of an exciting 2017-2018 Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping season in Paris

The 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final will take place at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris with Longines as its proud Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch. This much-awaited competition will start on Thursday 12 April 2018 with Round I, followed by Round II on the next day and the Final on Sunday. The participants of this major event have been accumulating the qualifying points during the regional leagues, notably the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League, the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League and the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping China League. The Swiss watchmaking brand is looking forward to crowning the new World Champion and to present him, along with the second and third, an elegant Longines timepiece.

 

In addition, the winged hourglass brand is delighted to be the Official Timekeeper of the competitions of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final. The three best riders of the final of this elegant discipline will be granted a Longines watch.

 

The 2018 edition of the Finals in Paris will be the perfect occasion for the spectators to discover the Official Watch of the event, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, representing a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. Equipped with an exclusive movement renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, the Conquest V.H.P. positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.

 

For this event, Longines is delighted to be associated with GL Events and the FEI, two institutions that share its passion for equestrian sport. The three collaborate notably in the context of Equita Lyon, an event of which Longines is the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch since 2013.%break%The Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse and Rider Awards

 

On Wednesday 11 April, Longines and the FEI will proudly distinguish for the first time the top jumping horse and rider of the year by presenting 2017 Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse and Rider Awards, during a ceremony held at the iconic Mairie de Paris. This celebration night will also include the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the FEI World Cup™ Dressage’s draws.

 

Longines and the FEI

 

As part of Longines’ Top partnership with the FEI, the winged hourglass brand is lending its name to the FEI world ranking for riders: the Longines Rankings. The brand is the Title Partner of the three indoor series (Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League, the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League and the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping China League) and the Final of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, as well as the outdoor series and the Final of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM.

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Commonwealth Games, Official TImekeeper, Conquest V.H.P., D-10
March 29, 2018
Commonwealth Games
10 Days to Go - The Countdown is on for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

As the Official Timekeeper and Presenting Partner of Athletics, Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Longines looks forward to 11 action packed days of sporting excellence, elegance at Longines Records Club and precision in timing in Australia from 4 April 2018.

In exactly 10 days from now, the message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sealed in the Queen’s Baton, of which Longines is the proud Partner, will be revealed at the Opening Ceremony.

This moment will mark the official beginning of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, one of the greatest multi-sport events with athletes participating from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.%break%

From 4 to 15 April, Longines will be delivering precise timing, scoring and result services to feed the global broadcast and provide official results of all the competitions which will be held during the event.

Longines once again wishes all the best to all participating athletes and is looking forward to seeing many record-breaking performances captured by its official timekeeping equipment throughout the 11 days of the Games.

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March 29, 2018
Jumping
2017 Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider & Horse Awards Ceremony

Longines and the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) are delighted to celebrate equestrian excellence by presenting the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse and Rider Awards to the 2017 world’s highest officially rated jumping horse and rider. The ceremony, the first of its kind, will take place at the iconic Mairie de Paris on Wednesday 11 April 2018 along with the FEI World Cup’s draws for the disciplines of Jumping and Dressage.

The Longines World’s Best Jumping Horse and Rider Awards will be presented in the form of magnificent crystal winged hourglasses in reference to the brand’s emblem. Those trophies can be admired in the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier (Switzerland). Furthermore, the winning rider and the representative of the winning horse will be granted an elegant Longines timepiece belonging to the Longines Saint-Imier Collection as well as a replica trophy.

Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, said: “The Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse and Rider Awards ceremony will enable us to once again celebrate the common passion for equestrian sports we share with our Top Partner the FEI. Through those awards, we aim to increase the visibility of show jumping and to bring together the heroes of the discipline on a global level. We really look forward to crowning the 2017’s best jumping athletes in the context of the prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final.”

“We look forward to honouring the achievements of the best rider and best horse at the inaugural awards ceremony in Paris”, FEI President Ingmar de Vos said. “We have established a very successful partnership with Longines, demonstrating the synergies between the brand and our sport and these awards do not only give extra recognition to the astonishing performances and dedication of our athletes, but they also give new attention to those in the industry and beyond. The creation of these awards has given an additional value to the Longines rankings and another incentive to our equestrian fans worldwide”.

Accumulating points throughout the whole calendar year, the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse is determined from the horse’s 10 best results of the year in the Longines Rankings, whereas the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider is the leading rider in the Longines Rankings at the end of the year.

Points for the Longines Rankings are accumulated in Grands Prix*, the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™, including the Finals, as well as the World and European Senior Championships. Double points are awarded at Finals and Championships.

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Longines Golden Slipper Raceday; Longines Golden Slipper race
March 29, 2018
Horse Racing
Longines Golden Slipper Raceday & race

The Swiss watch brand Longines celebrated its third year as Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Golden Slipper at the 62nd run of the prestigious race known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Rosehill Carnival.  In front of an impressive crowd at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, the winning owner, trainer and jockey were presented with elegant Longines watches from the hands of Longines Australia representative.

The not-to-be-missed event also featured four other Group 1 races, The George Ryder Stakes, The Ranvet Stakes, The Galaxy & The Rosehill Guineas, marking this as one of the best race days for the year. 

Longines Golden Slipper Carnival ambassador Kyly Clarke also attended the race day alongside Australia favourite Milliner Nerida Winter and had a hand in shortlisting the finalists for The Longines Prize for Elegance competition as part of the Australian Turf Club’s ‘Fashion Chute’ competition.

On her experience in being a first time judge, Longines Golden Slipper Carnival ambassador Kyly Clarke commented: “it was an amazing experience for me to be able to nominate and present The Longines Prize for Elegance to a well-deserved winner”.

Clarke presented Tanya Lazarou, the winner of The Longines Prize for Elegance, a beautiful Longines timepiece echoing the elegance of this event and her highly distinguished outfit.

The Longines Golden Slipper was the perfect occasion to discover The Longines Master Collection, the Official Watch of the event.  Made from elegant steel and 18 Karat Rose Gold, the timepiece fitted with self-winding movement and featuring a perfectly round bezel, embodies the brand’s values of elegance, tradition and performance.

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