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March 11, 2019
Horse Racing
Longines Dubai World Cup 2019

Excitement is building up for the Dubai World Cup, which will take place on March 30, 2019 at the Meydan Racecourse! Longines is delighted to be once again the Official Timekeeper of this exciting horse racing event, which is shaping up to be one for the ages.

The Dubai World Cup: Horse racing at its finest

Now in its 24th edition, the renowned Dubai World Cup is one of the most anticipated events of the horse racing season, combining outstanding sports performances and unique entertainment, with the participation of world renowned artists, such as Gwen Stefani this year. This prestigious event is the extraordinary conclusion of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, which hosts 10 star-studded meetings from January until the end of March. On March 30, 2019, the Meydan Racecourse of Dubai will be hosting nine races, culminating in the eponymous and exciting Dubai World Cup race.

It only makes sense for Longines to be the Official Partner and Timekeeper of this exciting thoroughbred horse race, as the Swiss brand has been sharing its undiminished passion for equestrian sports for over 140 years, since the launch of an elegant chronograph engraved with a jockey and its mount. Ever since then, the Swiss watchmaker has been a partner of equestrian sports, in horse racing, show jumping, endurance, eventing, driving and dressage at an international level.

9 exciting horse races in 1 thrilling day

The Dubai World Cup will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Meydan Racecourse will be packed with anticipation for the nine races taking place that day, including the Dubai World Cup race, the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, the Dubai Turf and Dubai Golden Shaheen races. Racing fans are sure to enjoy an action-packed day, as well as the style of the distinguished attendees, the most elegant of whom will be rewarded with a beautiful Longines timepiece!

As a true symbol of both elegance and extreme performance, the 2019 Dubai World Cup race will once again prove to be a must-attend for all those who love exciting horse racing action and excitement! With a purse of twelve million USD, the crowd will follow attentively to witness the successor to last year’s winner, Thunder Snow, and its jockey, Christophe Soumillon.

Horse racing fans will of course be awaiting the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic race with bated breath. The group 1 race, open to thoroughbreds, is run over approximately 2,400 meters. Who will follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Hawkbill, and its jockey William Buick, triple winner of the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic?

Discover the Longines Conquest V.H.P.

For the occasion, Longines is proud to present the Official Watch of the event, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model. This timepiece 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.

The Conquest V.H.P. 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. In the true essence of Conquest, the ultimate sports line, this exceptional timepiece brings together high technicality and dynamic aesthetic. The Conquest V.H.P. has thus positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.


 

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Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano; Horse Racing; 2019;
March 10, 2019
Horse Racing
Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano 2019

On Sunday, as the Official Partner of the Organización Latinoamericana de Fomento del Pura Sangre de Carrera (OSAF), Longines was proud to time all the races of the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano in Santiago (Chile). Ya Primo ridden by Jeremy Laprida won the highlight race of the 2019 Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano. The 2019 Longines Cup Carlos Campino was claimed by Bernardo León on Lluvia de Plata. In keeping with the brand’s motto ‘Elegance is an Attitude’, Longines also hosted its famous Longines Prize for Elegance, celebrating individual expressions of elegance, and rewarding a Gentleman and a Lady from the public with a Longines timepiece.

 

The spectators attending this much-anticipated racing rendezvous had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: a sporty model from the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection. This watch represents the ultimate step in quartz precision wristwatches, featuring timekeeping technology pioneered by the Swiss watch brand. The movement of the Conquest V.H.P. is 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. This Longines watch’s attractive features are further complemented by its superior battery life and a perpetual calendar.

 

The Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano is an itinerant competition set up by the OSAF every year in a different Latin American country. In addition of being its Title Partner, Longines is proud to be the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of this event, considered the most important international Group 1 horse race of the subcontinent. In 2020, the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano will take place in Argentina.

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