Four days of exciting competitions and exceptional performances for the Longines CSI Basel 2019
Longines is Official Partner, Official Chronometer and Official Watch of the FEI. The watch brand also is the Title Partner of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ - Western European League. At Sunday’s spectacular Swiss leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ - Western European League, the best pair was Martin Fuchs (SUI) and Clooney who imposed themselves over Marc Houtzager (NED) on Sterrehof's Calimero and Pieter Devos (BEL) on Apart respectively second and third. The winner was presented with an elegant Longines timepiece to celebrate her victory.
At the Longines Grand Prix on Friday, Niels Bruynseels (BEL) on Delux van T & L won the competition, followed by Marc Houtzager (NED) on Sterrehof's Calimero and Philippe Rozier (FRA) on Cristallo A Lm.
The Longines CSI Basel is the perfect setting for Longines to present the Official Watch of this year’s event, an elegant model from the Record collection that features a mother-of-pearl dial and is set with diamonds. The Record range combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Each of its calibers includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The partnership between the brand and the Longines CSI Basel reinforces the brand’s traditional commitment in equestrian sports and make it 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.