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Longines Balve Optimum; Jumping; 2019
June 16, 2019
Jumping
Longines Balve Optimum

Last week, Longines was proud to take part for the first time in the Longines Balve Optimum as its Title Partner, Official Watch and Official Timekeeper. This Show jumping and Dressage competition takes place every summer since 1948 in the German city of Balve. This year, the equestrian event was held from June 13 to June 16.

Longines Marketing Vice President, Matthieu Baumgartner commented: "We are especially proud to associate our name with the Longines Balve Optimum. This new partnership reinforces our long-lasting passion for the equestrian universe, which dates back one century and half. More particularly, we, at Longines, attach a great importance to support events that are aligned with our core values of tradition, elegance and performance, which are perfectly embodied by the Longines Balve Optimum.”

On Sunday, 16 June, the Dressage rider Isabell Werth and her mount Emilio 107 claimed the title of the Longines Grosser Optimum Preis. Later that day, Felix Hassmann and his horse Cayenne WZ won the Longines Optimum Preis show jumping competition. To celebrate their victory, Longines was proud to present the two winners with elegant timepieces.

 

The spectators present in Balve had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: a model from the HydroConquest Collection. Combining technical excellence and traditional elegance both hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand, this line features a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling.

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Prix de Diane Longines; Horse Racing; 2019
June 16, 2019
Horse Racing
Prix de Diane Longines 2019

The much-awaited Prix de Diane Longines, of which Longines was the Title Partner for the 9th consecutive year, saw the incredible victory of Channel and Pierre-Charles Boudot (FR) in the world’s biggest race for fillies. The Swiss watchmaking brand was delighted to present the owner, trainer and jockey of Channel with elegant timepieces from the hands of its Ambassador of Elegance Simon Baker. The acclaimed Australian actor joined the Longines Family in 2012 and was introduced as a new Longines Ambassador of Elegance during that year’s edition of the Prix de Diane Longines.

With no fewer than nine races to rhythm this prestigious and glamorous event, the Prix de Diane Longines offered great sports emotions for the delight of all equestrian lovers in attendance. As the Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines was particularly proud to be part of the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars and the Prix de la Reine Marie-Amélie Longines. The former is open to young jockey from riding schools across the world, while the latter showcases the female riders from the FEGENTRI (International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders). French jockey Thomas Trullier riding Espionne set themselves apart in the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars and Tereza Grbavcicova (CZE) and her mount Bubble Brook crossed the finishing line first in the Prix de La Reine Marie-Amélie Longines. The brand had thus the great honor of granting both winners with an elegant Longines watch as well as a school bursary to the youngest winner.

On the occasion of the 170th edition of this equestrian rendezvous of elegance, the sumptuous Chantilly racecourse was adorned with colourful motifs of racing silks for the greatest pleasure of the elegantly dressed spectators. Together with its Partner France Galop, Longines organized the “Mademoiselle Diane by Longines” award, celebrating the most elegant lady at the racecourse. This year, Abigail Lopez-Cruz was selected by the jury as the winner and had the honour to receive an elegant timepiece belonging to the Record collection from the hands of Simon Baker.

The Record collection – the Official Watch of the 2019 edition

The Prix de Diane Longines was also the occasion for the brand to present a stainless steel and rose gold model of its Record collection as the Official Watch of the event. Combining classic elegance and watchmaking excellence, each piece in this line houses a movement including a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Besides, this collection was celebrated in grand style on Saturday evening, during a special event held in the gardens of the sumptuous Château de Chantilly in the presence of Longines Ambassadors of Elegance and Hollywood stars Kate Winslet and Simon Baker. For this unique and exclusive event, Longines highlighted – on the wrists of its Ambassadors – a stainless steel and rose gold pair watch from the Record collection, which is perfectly in line with the philosophy of the brand to give its female and male customers a wide range of variations in all of its collections, enabling them to find the perfect fit for their taste and personality.

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Longines Lühmuhlen Horse Trials; Eventing; 2019
June 16, 2019
Eventing
Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials

Successfully defending the title won by his wife Jonelle last year, Tim Pize (NZL) won the Longines CCI5*-L with Ascona M in a nail-biting finish. Tom McEwen (GBR) with Figaro van het Broekxhof and Alex Bragg (GBR) with Zagreb finished second and third respectively.

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Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Poland - Sopot; Jumping; 2019
June 16, 2019
Jumping
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Poland - Sopot

Team Belgium won the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ competition at Sopot on Sunday, while Team Ireland and Team France took second and third place respectively.

On Friday evening, Germany’s Daniel Deusser on Jasmien vd Bisschop took the victory in the Longines Grand Prix, followed by Latvia’s Kristaps Neretnieks on Moon Ray and Netherland’s Kevin Jochems on Cristelo.

 
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Archery World Championships; Archery; 2019
June 16, 2019
Archery
Archery World Championships 2019

As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the World Archery Federation, Longines plays a key role in timing the competitors and presenting the results for all the contests in the Archery World Cup and in the Archery World Championships. In the context of the 2019 Archery World Championships, which took place in the Dutch city of s'Hertogenbosch from June 10-16, 2019, Official Partner and Timekeeper Longines presented recurve winners Lei Chien-Ying (TWN) and Brady Ellison (USA), as well as compound winners Natalia Avdeeva (RUS) and James Lutz (USA) with elegant Longines timepieces.

 

The Official Watch of the 2019 Archery World Championships is a model from the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection, which represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. This chronograph, featuring a blue dial, is 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. These attractive features are likely responsible for its exceptional movement status, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added.

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The Record collection perfectly embodied by Longines Ambassadors of Elegance Kate Winslet & Simon Baker
June 15, 2019
Corporate
The Record collection perfectly embodied by Longines Ambassadors of Elegance Kate Winslet & Simon Baker

On the eve of the much-awaited Prix de Diane Longines, the Swiss watchmaking brand held a special event in the breath-taking setting of the Château de Chantilly with its Ambassadors of Elegance and acclaimed actors Kate Winslet and Simon Baker. Longines was proud to welcome them for the very first time together in a same venue. Before attending this elegant celebration, Kate Winslet and Simon Baker had the opportunity to take part in a joint photoshooting, a premiere for the two actors, highlighting a pair watch from the Record collection. Together with the Longines management, Kate and Simon were delighted to present the exclusive visuals during the celebration.

 

For this unique and exclusive event, Kate Winslet and Simon Baker highlighted a pair watch from this range in stainless steel and rose gold, perfectly in line with the philosophy of the brand to give its female and male customers a wide range of variations in all of its collections, enabling them to find the perfect fit for their taste and personality. The ladies model features a white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indexes, while the men piece displays a sunray silver dial with bar indexes. Both watches are mounted on an elegant stainless steel bracelet with a rose gold cap.
 

The Record collection

The Record collection combines classic elegance and watchmaking excellence. Each piece in this line houses a movement including a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and which is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). With four sizes (26.00 mm, 30.00 mm, 38.50 mm and 40.00 mm) and a variety of dials, this collection is designed for men or women. All of the models feature the 3 working hands/date version and are available in steel, 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel and rose gold. Some pieces also offer a version inlaid with diamonds.  These watches come with a stainless steel or a stainless steel with a rose gold cap bracelet, or are fitted on a black, brown or blue alligator strap.

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