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  • January 29, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Today, on Australia Day 2018, Longines Ladies Award recipient Michelle Payne ran with the Queen’s Baton in Canberra, Australia. The Baton was previously in New Zealand and arrived in Australia on 24 December. On this occasion, the successful Australian jockey was wearing the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, featuring the colours of this unique international sporting event. As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the XXI Commonwealth Games, Longines was proud to launch this special edition of the Conquest V.H.P. model, which is meant as a tribute to this multi-sport event where athletes from seventy Commonwealth nations and territories will gather. Longines is the Official Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay, which will be traveling for 68 more days across Australia before the beginning of the Commonwealth Games on 4 April 2018.

  • January 30, 2018

    Jumping

    Zurich (Switzerland) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 26 January 2018 – After an exciting competition, Martin Fuchs (CH) and Clooney are the winning team of the Longines Grand Prix at this year’s Mercedes-Benz CSI Zurich. The Swiss watch brand supported the last edition of this event as Title Partner and Official Timekeeper and presented the Official Watch of the event, a model from “The Longines Master Collection”.   Numerous visitors witnessed this 5-star event and admired the performances of the world’s best riders and horses. At Friday’s spectacular Longines Grand Prix, the highlight of the Mercedes-Benz CSI Zurich, the best pair was the Swiss rider Martin Fuchs on Clooney who imposed themselves over Luca Maria Moneta (IT) on Connery and Bertram Allen (IR) on Gin Chin van het Lindenhof, respectively second and third. The winner was presented with an elegant Longines timepiece to celebrate his victory.

  • January 23, 2018

    Horse Racing

    The Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony is returning to the iconic hotel Claridge’s in London, England, and it will begin at 14:00 GMT/9:00 EST.  This will be the fifth ceremony honouring the Longines World’s Best Racehorse. Previous winners include Arrogate (USA) in 2016, American Pharoah (USA) in 2015, Just A Way (JPN) in 2014, and Australia’s Black Caviar and France’s Treve, who were jointly celebrated in 2013. Furthermore, this year marks the third time the Longines World’s Best Horse Race will be awarded. The Longines World’s Best Horse Race award recognizes the best-rated race of the highest-rated Group 1 international races as established for the year by a panel of international handicappers. The ratings of the top four finishers in each race serve as basis for the assessment. The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was the inaugural winner in 2015, while the Breeders’ Cup Classic won in 2016.

  • January 10, 2018

    Horse Racing

    On 23 January 2018, during a ceremony held at the hotel Claridge’s in London, the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines and its long-term Partner the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) will honour the three highest-rated horses in the Longines World’s Best Rankings as well as the Longines World’s Best Horse Race. Before this glamorous equestrian rendezvous, the vase of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and the trophy of the Longines World’s Best Horse Race – which represents a proud horse head – can now be seen at the Longines Boutique of London at 411 Oxford Street. During the ceremony, the connection of the three winning horses and the representative of the Longines World’s Best Horse Race will be granted elegant Longines timepieces.%break%The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are established by international handicappers according to the performance of the horses in top races. The highest rated race is determined by averaging the rankings of the first four placed horses. The full list and further information on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are both available on the IFHA website http://www.ifhaonline.org.

  • January 10, 2018

    Endurance

    Renowned Swiss watchmaker Longines presented another successful edition of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup, which took place on the 6th of January at the Dubai International Endurance City. The international event featured some of the top names from the world of endurance riding competing over a distance of 160 km. It began at dawn on Saturday and consisted of five stages of decreasing length at the purpose-built Dubai International Endurance City course. The eventual winner, Saif Almazrouei, who won aboard Nopoli Del Ma, was granted an elegant Longines timepiece in recognition of his remarkable performance.   On the occasion of the race day, Longines offered to the public the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event, a model from The Longines Master Collection, featuring a sunray blue dial. This fashionable chromatic variation is perfectly in line with the classic and understated spirit of this collection and is complimented by a blue alligator strap.

  • January 30, 2018

    Jumping

    On 27 January 2018, Luis Alejandro Plascencia O (MEX) on Davinci finished first at the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League Guadalajara in The Guadalajara Country Club. The competition was a podium sweep for Mexico for the first leg of 2018 with the second place taken by Gustavo Ramos on Izzy Miaki followed by compatriot Francisco Pasquel on Naranjo.   On this occasion, the winner was granted with an elegant Longines timepiece as a reward for his great win. The Swiss watch brand is the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League series.

  • January 30, 2018

    Jumping

    Basel (Switzerland) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 28 January 2018 – After an exciting competition, Stephanie Holmén (SWE) and Flip’s Little Sparrow are the winning team of the Mercedes Benz Classic - Longines FEI World Cup™ at this year’s Mercedes-Benz CSI Zurich. The Swiss watch brand supported the last edition of this event as Title Partner and Official Timekeeper and presented the Official Watch of the event, a model from “The Longines Master Collection”. Longines and the FEI have formalized a partnership that has seen the brand become the FEI’s first Top Partner, as well as its Official Timekeeper and its Official Watch. This partnership includes the title partnership of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League series. At Sunday’s spectacular Mercedes Benz Classic - Longines FEI World Cup™, the best pair was the Stephanie Holmén on Flip’s Little Sparrow who imposed themselves over Pius Schwizer (SUI) on About a Dream and Kevin Staut (FRA) on Silver Deux de Virton HDC respectively second and third. The winner was presented with an elegant Longines timepiece to celebrate her victory.

  • January 21, 2018

    Alpine Skiing

    The Swiss watch brand Longines is proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbühel, including the much-awaited Downhill race, claimed by Germany’s Thomas Dressen, followed by Beat Feuz (SUI) and Hannes Reichelt (AUT). For this speed event, the brand used its new timekeeping and data handling technology, the game-changing Longines Live Alpine Data system, consisting of a chip attached to the skier’s boot equipped with a radar and motion sensor. It enables the real-time and continuous measurement of the athlete’s speed, amongst other features. As the Official Partner of the FIS, Longines was also proud to support the KitzCharity Trophy, a race which brings together professional skiers and well-known personalities to compete on a stretch of the fearful Streif. The funds generated by this event are donated to a local charity. The Official Watch of the 2017/2018 FIS Alpine World Cup season is the Conquest V.H.P. Very High Precision, which 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.

  • January 22, 2018

    Jumping

    On Sunday 21 January 2018, German rider Christian Ahlmann and his mount Taloubet Z claimed victory at the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping in Leipzig. Carlos Enrique Lopez Lizarazo (COL) and Admara 2 took second place followed by Netherland’s Harrie Smolders on Zinius. The Swiss watchmaking brand Longines is the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Western European League series.

  • January 14, 2018

    Alpine Skiing

    Longines was proud to present Switzerland’s Beat Feuz, winner of the Downhill race in Wengen, as well as its Ambassador of Elegance Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR), second, and Matthias Mayer (AUT), third, with specially-engraved timepieces in recognition of their great performance. As the Official Partner of the FIS, Longines was delighted to time this weekend the Lauberhorn races in Wengen, considered as the oldest World Cup stage and as one of the most difficult to win. Internationally renowned for its spectacular Hundschopf (“Dog’s Head”), this competition attracts each year thousands of spectators to cheer up their favorite skiers. The Official Watch of the 2017/2018 FIS Alpine World Cup season is the Conquest V.H.P. Very High Precision, which 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.