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Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Athens - Division 2 Qualifier; Jumping; 2019
July 28, 2019
Jumping
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Athens - Division 2 Qualifier

For the very first time, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM Division 2 Final took place in Greece during the 2019 Athens Equestrian Festival held at the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Center. The highlight competition of the weekend, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM of Greece, was captured by Team Norway composed of Victoria Gulliksen on Papa Roach, Hege C Tidemandsen on Carvis, Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen on Exit of Ice Z and Geir Gulliksen on Gin Chin Van Het Lindenhof. The podium was completed by Team Portugal and Team Poland. Team Norway and Team Portugal thus seized the chance to qualify themselves for the much-awaited Final, which will take place from 3-6 October 2019 at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. In addition, the great winners will compete in the Europe Division 1 for the next season.
 

On Friday 26 July, Longines was associated with another key competition, the Longines Grand Prix of Athens, claimed by Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida (PT) on Kafka V. Heffinck. Wojciech Wojcianiec (POL) and Chintablue arrived second ahead of Geir Gulliksen (NOR) on Gin Chin Van Het Lindenhof. The Swiss watchmaking brand was delighted to grant the winners of both trials with elegant Longines timepieces as a reward for their great performances.

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Longines Global Champions Tour of Berlin; Jumping; 2019
July 28, 2019
Jumping
Longines Global Champions Tour of Berlin 2019

The thirteenth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, ended this Sunday in Berlin. The weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Berlin, was marked by the incredible victory of Dani G. Waldman on Lizziemary. Longines was delighted to grant her an elegant timepiece as a reward for her great achievement.

As Dani G. Waldman already qualified for the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix in November, the golden ticket went to a delighted Ludger Beerbaum (GER) who finished second at this competition.

This weekend of intense competition was the perfect occasion for Longines to present 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. This timepiece 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.

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Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Great Britain The Longines Royal International Horse Show; Jumping; 2019
July 28, 2019
Jumping
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Great Britain The Longines Royal International Horse Show

On Friday 26 of July 2019, Team Sweden, composed of Fredrik Jonsson on Cold Play, Angelie Essen on Luikan Q, Peder Fredricson on Zacramento and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson on Oak Grove’s Carlyle, earned first place at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain in Hickstead during the Longines Royal International Horse Show. Team Ireland followed ahead of the Italian representatives. During this world-class equestrian event, Longines was also proud to present another highlight of the weekend, the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup, which took place on Sunday 28 of July and saw the victory of David Will (GER) on Never Walk Alone. The podium was completed by Swedish rider Peder Fredricson on Zacramento and compatriot Fredrik Jonsson on Cold Play.

As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series, the Swiss watchmaking brand was proud to reward the winners of the two competitions with elegant Longines timepieces. In addition, the Swiss watchmaking brand was delighted to present the Official Watch of the event, a model from the Record collection, which combines classic elegance and excellence. Each piece in this line houses a movement including a single-crystal silicon balance with unique properties and is certified as “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

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King George Day, The Longines Handicap Stakes; Horse Racing; 2019
July 27, 2019
Horse Racing
King George Day, The Longines Handicap Stakes 2019

On Saturday, July 27, during the King George Day, Longines was proud to celebrate Redarna’s victory in the Longines Handicap Stakes for Lady Riders at Ascot racetrack, of which the Swiss watch brand is the Official Partner and Timekeeper.

The winning jockey, Emma Sayer, as well as owner, trainer and lad were presented with elegant timepieces from the hands of Longines’ representatives.

Earlier that day, Longines was thrilled to time the win of Enable and his jockey Frankie Dettori at the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes.

On that occasion, Longines was also proud to highlight the Official Watch of King George Day, a steel and gold model from the Record collection. Combining classic elegance with 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).

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On July 24, 2019, Longines celebrated in Chennai (India) the opening of its new boutique at VR Chennai, in the presence of its Ambassador or Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
July 24, 2019
Corporate
Longines inaugurates its new boutique in VR Chennai with its Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

On July 24, 2019, Longines celebrated in Chennai (India) the opening of its new boutique at VR Chennai, in the presence of its Ambassador or Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Spanning over 350 square feet, the store displays a large selection of Longines timepieces, including the most iconic watches of the brand as well as its latest models.

Speaking on this occasion, Aishwarya said: “I have been a part of the Longines’ family for two decades now and I have only seen it grow from one milestone to another. Today, I am very happy and proud to inaugurate this new Longines boutique in Chennai, a city close to my heart.”

 

On this occasion, Aishwarya was presented with a timepiece from the new HydroConquest collection.  Combining watchmaking 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. These new, refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports.

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Longines CSI 5* Ascona; Jumping; 2019
July 21, 2019
Jumping
Longines CSI 5* Ascona 2019

After a breathtaking competition, Jos Verlooy (BEL) won the Gran Premio Longines di Ascona with Caracas. He was followed by Robert Whitaker (GBR) with Catwalk IV on the second and Elian Baumann (SUI) with Campari Z on the third place. The winner received an elegant Longines watch.

 

As the only five-star jumping competition in Italian-speaking Switzerland, the Longines CSI Ascona took place this year again on a very special site: the former Ascona airport. The Swiss watch brand was proud to support the Longines CSI Ascona for its 27th edition as Title Partner and Official Timekeeper.

 

The Official Watch of this year’s Longines CSI Ascona is a model from the collection HydroConquest. Its bezel is enhanced with a blue ceramic insert, which matches the colour of the dial, adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling. Scratch-resistant, it ties together the fully modernized design and sporty silhouette of this collection. This timepiece combines technical excellence and traditional elegance, two of the brand's greatest values.

 

The collaboration between Longines and the Longines CSI Ascona reinforces the brand’s traditional commitment in equestrian sports and makes Longines a major player in this field. Longines has been associated with the equestrian world since its inception. The oldest known Longines watch decorated with equestrian motifs dates from 1869, and ushered in a handsome series of equestrian-themed pocket watches. The brand’s early ties with horses encouraged the watchmakers of Saint-Imier to pursue advances in sports timekeeping for equestrian competitions. In 1878, the winged hourglass brand developed its first chronograph movement, the legendary 20H. In addition, the Swiss watch brand was associated for the first time with a show jumping event in 1912. Today, Longines is passionately committed to the equestrian world and its various disciplines.

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