It was one of the highlights of this year’s Longines CSIO St.Gallen: The prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Switzerland was won by France. He was followed by the Italian team on the second and the Swiss team on the third place. The winner received an elegant Longines watch from the brand’s President Walter von Känel.
Pénélope Leprévost (FRA) won the Longines Trophy, awarded to the best amazone of the whole event, and was also honoured with a Longines watch.
At the Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz on Friday, Steve Guerdat (SUI) on Venard de Cerisy won the competition, followed by Arthur Gustavo da Silva (SUI) on Inonstop van T Voorhof and Laura Renwick (GBR) on Dublin V.
The watch brand took the occasion to support JustWorld International through the Clear The Jump action. Each time a rider and his horse cross the Longines triple obstacle clear, the equivalent of 200 meals is offered to the association, which aims to lift children out of poverty. Thanks to this campaign, Longines has helped to offer 5000 meals for the benefit of the JustWorld International Foundation.
The Official Watch of this year’s Longines CSIO St.Gallen is an 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 CSIO St.Gallen 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.