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Longines Beijing Masters; Jumping; 2018; Beijing; Longines; Henrik von Eckermann
2018-10-14
Jumping
Longines Beijing Masters - 2018

This weekend, the Bird’s Nest hosted the 2018 edition of the Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters, gathering the best Chinese and international riders for three intense days of competition. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines was proud to time the remarkable performance of Henrik von Eckermann on Cincitty who claimed the Longines Grand Prix, which rounded off the weekend. The podium was completed by Ciren Bianba on High Sky du Sud and Daniel Deusser on Gringovantelzenhout. Taiwanese actor and Longines Ambassador of Elegance Eddie Peng who joined the brand in Beijing as a special guest, presented Henrik von Eckermann with an elegant Longines timepiece.

 

The 2018 Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters were a unique opportunity for the winged hourglass brand to highlight a gent model from the Record collection. Featuring a white matt dial with painted roman numerals, this timepiece is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). A stainless steel bracelet completes this exceptional piece.

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Longines FEI World Cup Western European League; Oslo Horse Show; 2018; Jumping; Douglas Lindelöw; Zacramento
2018-10-14
Jumping
Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Western European League - Oslo Horse Show

The first leg of the 2018 / 2019 season of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League was marked by Douglas Lindelöw’s great win. Swedish rider and his mount Zacramento claimed the title ahead of France’s Kevin Staut on Silver Deu De Virton H D C and Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) on California.  

Longines is delighted to be associated as the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ series (Western European League, North American League and China League), at which riders compete for the qualifying points for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg in April 2019.

This world-class jumping rendezvous was also the occasion for the spectators to discover the Official Watch of the event, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model. This watch 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.

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Longines; Conquest V.H.P. Collection; Mexico
2018-10-11
Corporate
Longines officially launches the Conquest V.H.P. Collection in Mexico

On Wednesday 11th October 2018 Longines launched the Conquest V.H.P. collection in Mexico. The event took place in a famous art gallery and gathered members of the press, influencers and other guests from the brand. On this occasion, the guests discovered the attractive features of the Conquest V.H.P. The watches of this collection house a movement developed exclusively for Longines. This caliber stands out for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (±5 s/yr) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, using the GPD (Gear Position Detection) system. It benefits also from a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar. The guests had the opportunity to appreciate, “Back to the Future of Quartz”, an exhibition illustrating the Swiss watch brand milestones in the quartz history.

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Longines officially launched the Conquest V.H.P. Collection in Hong Kong
2018-10-10
Corporate
Longines officially launched the Conquest V.H.P. Collection in Hong Kong

On Wednesday 10 October 2018, Longines launched the Conquest V.H.P. collection in Hong Kong at the Longines Boutique Star House and unveiled the Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting, a new version providing globetrotters with even greater comfort. Sporty and elegant, this watch is a must for travel lovers. It allows you to easily change time zones either manually, following watchmaking tradition, or by using the smart 'Flash Setting' system that sets the watch using flash pulses from a smartphone. This timepiece revolutionises both watchmaking precision and the user experience. With its second time zone and its 'Flash Setting' function, this watch expands LONGINES’ Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” family, following the three-handed and chronograph versions. This event was also the occasion for the brand to invite its guests on a fascinating journey through the company’s history of quartz, which has been one full of technical innovation and feats. The Conquest V.H.P. Historical Exhibition displays masterpieces shipped from the Longines Museum in St-Imier and takes place from 10 to 15 October 2018.

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Salon du Cheval de Lyon,Equita,FEI,2018
2018-10-09
Jumping
Equita Longines, le Salon du Cheval de Lyon presented in Paris

The Swiss watchmaking brand Longines and its long-standing partner GL Events presented Equita Longines, le Salon du Cheval de Lyon, which has stemmed from their latest collaboration, during a press luncheon held on 9 October in Paris. This annual equestrian gathering, recognized as the biggest in Europe, is part of the FEI World CupTM circuit for the disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Driving. As the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the event since 2013, Longines is proud to have become its Title Partner in the context of a long-term agreement signed with GL Events last July.
 

This key rendezvous in the international equestrian calendar will be held from 31 October to 4 November at Euroexpo Lyon. On this occasion, the winged-hourglass brand is delighted to present the weekend’s highlight show jumping trials, namely the Longines Grand Prix, on Friday and the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM, on Sunday. In addition, Longines will have the pleasure to grant the winners of these two competitions with elegant timepieces.
 

During Equita Longines, le Salon du Cheval de Lyon, the Swiss watchmaker will highlight the Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting model as the Official Watch of the event. Sporty and elegant, this watch is a must-have for travel lovers, as it allows them to easily change time zones either manually, following watchmaking tradition, or by using the smart « Flash Setting » system that sets the watch using flash pulses from a smartphone.

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Jumping 2018, CSIO Barcelona, Nations Cup
2018-10-07
Jumping
Team Belgium claimed victory at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final in Barcelona

Longines was delighted to be the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final, which took place today at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. The Swiss watchmaking brand - FEI’s Top Partner - had the pleasure to time the victory of Team Belgium made up of Niels Bruynseels on Gancia de Muze, Pieter Devos on Claire Z, Jos Verlooy on Caracas and Nicola Philippaerts on H&M Harley V. Bisschop. As a reward for their triumph, the winning team members were presented with an elegant Longines timepiece from the hands of Benjamin Aeby Longines International Sponsorship & Events Manager together with Gaëtan Audier Longines International Merchandising Manager. This thrilling Final marked the end of several months of intense preparation and exciting competitions across the world.

 

On Saturday 6 October, Longines was associated with another highlight of the event, the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping - Challenge Cup, won by Team Germany ahead of Team United States of America and Team Brazil.

 

Longines was also proud to present the Official Watch of the event, a model belonging to the Record collection, which combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. 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).

 

Longines has chosen this prestigious event in the show jumping calendar to celebrate its 1’000’000th Instagram account follower. On Friday 5 October, Instagram influencers and followers from all over the world were gathered in Barcelona by the Swiss watchmaking brand, active on the social media platform since 2014.

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