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48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha
November 03, 2018
Gymnastics
48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha

As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2018 in Doha, Longines was proud to present the Longines Prize for Elegance to Russia’s Angelina Melnikova and Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan. All participants in the individual men and women all-around finals held respectively on Wednesday October 31 and Thursday November 1 were nominated for this elegant contest. The winners impressed the whole jury for the grace, beauty, harmony and above all, the elegance of their performance, a value cherished by Longines. They both received elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Longines President Walter von Känel, as well as a trophy and a cheque.

In Doha, the jury of the Longines Prize for Elegance comprised Walter von Känel, President of Longines, Morinari Watanabe, President of the International Gymnastics Federation, Svetlana Boginskaya, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2018 Worlds, Patrick Aoun, Brand Manager of Longines Middle East, and Philipp Boy, Member of the Longines Family. The jury’s individual assessments were combined to form a collective judgement reflecting a perceptive and balanced evaluation of the gymnasts’ performances.

Besides, Longines was delighted to enjoy the presence of its Ambassador of Elegance Kohei Uchimura, who is recognized by many as the best gymnast of all time. The Swiss watch brand witnessed his great performance as he won a silver medal on Horizontal Bar.  

The Official Watch of the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2018 belongs to the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection, 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. Displaying a silver dial, this timepiece houses an ultra-precise movement (+- 5 seconds/year), as well as a perpetual calendar.

From its very foundation, Longines has focused on performance and elegance. For over a century now, it has confirmed its reputation for precision, reliability and all-around expertise in the world of sport, timing performances and continually advancing its technology. In 1985, Longines has been appointed by the International Gymnastics Federation as the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper for all artistic and rhythmic gymnastics competitions. Longines provides the necessary infrastructure and personnel for calculating times, presenting scores, processing data (start lists, results, and medals) and displaying it on the results screens, on the commentators’ information system as well as transmitting it to the television companies that are covering the competitions.

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36th Rytmic Gymnastics World Championships 2018; Sofia; Gymnastics;
September 14, 2018
Gymnastics
36th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2018 - Sofia

As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2018 in Sofia, Longines was proud to present the Longines Prize for Elegance to Russia’s Aleksandra Soldatova. She distinguished herself from all participants of the all-around finals for the grace, beauty, harmony, and above all elegance of her performance, a value cherished by Longines. The jury of the Longines Prize for Elegance comprised Walter von Känel, President of Longines, Morinari Watanabe, President of the International Gymnastics Federation, Maria Petrova, Ambassador of the Event – three-time World All-around champion and three-time European All-around champion – and Dmitri Dmitriev, Regional Sales Manager for Longines.
 

Set up in 1997, the Longines Prize for Elegance takes the form of a trophy representing a gymnast in movement created especially for Longines by the Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Gerber. In addition, the winner received an elegant Longines timepiece and a cheque.
During the event, Longines was proud to witness the outstanding performances of its Ambassadors of Elegance, the twin sisters Dina and Arina Averina. The latter won a gold medal in the Hoop, Ball and Club finals, while the former finished third in the Hoop and Club finals. The Russian athletes were seen wearing with the Official Watch of the event, the ladies model of The Longines Master Collection Blue Edition, which displays a sunray blue dial with diamond indexes matching its blue alligator strap.


Longines and gymnastics

For over thirty years, the brand has been the Official Partner and Timekeeper for artistic and rhythmic gymnastics competitions organized by the International Gymnastics Federation. At these events, Longines provides the necessary infrastructure and personnel for calculating times, presenting scores, processing data (start lists, results, and medals) and displaying it on the results screens, on the commentators’ information system as well as transmitting it to the television companies that are covering the competitions.
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Arina and Dina Averina; Ambassadors of Elegance
November 22, 2017
Gymnastics
Arina and Dina Averina

Russian rhythmic gymnasts Arina and Dina Averina were welcomed as members of the Longines family of Ambassadors of Elegance. Born on August 13, 1998, the twin sisters discovered the world of gymnastics at the age of four thanks to their mother. Arina and Dina first appeared in international competitions at the 2011 Russian-Chinese Youth Games where Dina won the gold medal and Arina earned 5th place in the all-around competition. After that, the two gymnasts competed in several tournaments, including the 2015 Corbeil-Essonnes International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament, the 2015 MTK Budapest, the 2016 International tournament in Lisbon and the 2016 Grand Prix Final in Eilat, where they obtained outstanding results and brought home numerous medals. The twin gymnasts also claimed several medals at  the 2017 World Games in Wrocław and at the 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro. Longines was the Official Partner and Timekeeper of this world-class event, where Dina became the new All-around Champion followed by her sister Arina who took the silver medal.

Dina and Arina Averina are in total symbiosis with Longines’ values in terms of performance and elegance. From the beginning of their career in the world of gymnastics competition, the two sisters have shown their talent in achieving great results. Longines is committed to supporting the most talented young athletes of their generation and is looking forward to the very promising career of these two gymnasts.

More generally, Longines first became involved in gymnastics in 1912, when it launched an innovative electro-mechanical timing system. For over twenty-five years, the brand has been the Official Partner and the Official Timekeeper for artistic and rhythmic gymnastics competitions organized by the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG).

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Longines Ambassador of Elegance;Giulia Steingruber;Gymnastic; Bronze medal; 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
October 12, 2017
Gymnastics
Congratulations to Giulia Steingruber on her bronze medal

Longines wishes to warmly congratulate its Ambassador of Elegance Giulia Steingruber on winning the bronze medal in the vault competition held on Saturday 7 October 2017. The Swiss artistic gymnast recently made her comeback to the competition after a long period of absence due to an injury. At the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montréal, Canada, she took a very good 7th place at the Final of the individual All-Around competition before earning third place in the vault. Giulia Steingruber achieved this feat one year after winning the same medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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FIG 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships; Montréal; Gymnastics; 2017
October 10, 2017
Gymnastics
FIG 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - Montréal

As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montréal, Longines was proud to present the Longines Prize for Elegance to Brooklyn Moore and Kenzo Shirai. All participants in the individual men and women All-around finals held respectively on Thursday October 5th and Friday October 6th were nominated for this elegant contest.

Brooklyn Moore and Kenzo Shirai impressed the whole jury in displaying perfect coordination and intangible grace, beauty and harmony known as “elegance”, a value which Longines cherishes, as illustrated in its motto “Elegance is an Attitude”. Apart from purely technical considerations, the criteria applied by the jury are based on elegance, harmonious movement and emotion during the performances. The winners received an elegant Longines timepiece, a trophy, as well as a cheque.

In Montréal, the jury of the Longines Prize for Elegance comprised Morinari Watanabe, FIG President, Ian Charbonneau, Longines Brand Manager Canada as well as Nadia Comaneci, former gymnast, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador and spokesperson for the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The jury’s individual assessments were combined to form a collective judgment reflecting a perceptive and balanced evaluation of the gymnasts’ performances.

Besides, these World Championships were also the occasion for Longines to cheer for its Ambassador of Elegance Giulia Steingruber, who latterly made her comeback to the competition after a long period of absence due to an injury. The Swiss athlete took a very good 7th place at the Final of the individual All-Around competition. 

The Official Watch of the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2017 belongs to the Longines DolceVita collection, which represents contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand worldwide. The watch is a lady model, cased in steel, decorated with diamonds and featuring a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals.

From its very foundation, Longines has focused on performance and elegance. For over a century now, it has confirmed its reputation for precision, reliability and all-round expertise in the world of sport, timing performances and continually advancing its technology. In 1985, Longines has been appointed by the International Gymnastics Federation as Official Timekeeper for all artistic and rhythmic gymnastics competitions. Longines provides the infrastructure and personnel needed to manage the scoring systems, to process the inputted data and to relay the results on TV screens and score boards.

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35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2017 in Pesaro, italy, Alexandra Agiurgiuculese, prize for elegance
September 07, 2017
Gymnastics
35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2017 in Pesaro

As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2017 in Pesaro, Longines was proud to present the Longines Prize for Elegance to Italy’s Alexandra Agiurgiuculese, for which all participants in the individual all-around finals held on Friday September 1st were nominated. In Pesaro, the jury of the Longines Prize for Elegance comprised Morinari Watanabe, FIG President, Alina Kabaeva, former gymnast and FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Ambassador, Manuel Martelli, Account Manager Longines Italy and Benjamin Aeby, Longines International Sponsorship & Events Manager. The jury’s individual assessments were combined to form a collective judgment reflecting a perceptive and balanced evaluation of the gymnasts’ performances. Alexandra Agiurgiuculese impressed the whole jury in displaying perfect coordination and intangible grace, beauty and harmony known as “elegance”, a value which Longines cherishes.

Set up in 1997, the Longines Prize for Elegance takes the form of a trophy representing a gymnast in movement created especially for Longines by the Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Gerber. In addition, the winner received an elegant Longines timepiece and a cheque. Besides, the Official Watch of the 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships was a lady model of the Longines DolceVita Collection, cased in steel, decorated with diamonds and featuring a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals. This timepiece represents contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand worldwide. It perfectly illustrated the elegance of this world class competition.

Longines first became involved in gymnastics in 1912, when it launched an innovative electro-mechanical timing system. For over twenty years the brand has been the official partner and timekeeper for artistic and rhythmic gymnastics competitions organized by the International Gymnastics Federation. At these events, Longines provides the necessary infrastructure and personnel for calculating times, presenting scores, processing data (start lists, results, and medals) and displaying it on the results screens, on the commentators’ information system as well as transmitting it to the television companies that are covering the competitions.

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