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  • April 05, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Britisth Para B+Vi Spring Cycling

    Inspiring British para athlete Sophie Thornhill broke the world record in the women’s B+VI spring cycling event at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and Longines as the Official Timekeeper and partner is excited to acknowledge this remarkable achievement. Thornhill’s impressive time of 10.609 is now in the history books as a world record, one of four broken on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games. Longines will honour all world records broken at this year’s Commonwealth Games with Longines Record Ceremonies, which will take place at Longines Records Club on the iconic Broadbeach. All world record breakers will be presented with the limited edition Longines Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch as well as donation to UNISEF in their name from Longines.

  • April 05, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Longines launches its Boutique on Broadbeach

    On 3 April, Longines launched its Boutique situated at Longines Records Club on Broadbeach, Gold Coast. The Longines Boutique is the perfect place to discover the brand’s various collections and in particular, the Official Watch of GC2018, the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Showcasing the colours of this unique international sporting event, the exceptional timepiece displays an engraving of the GC2018 logo.%break% In addition, visitors to the Longines Pop-Up Boutique will discover one of the most important timekeeping devices created by Longines in 1954, the Chronocinégines, as well as key Longines timepieces which constitute the Milestones in Quartz Technology.

  • April 05, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Longines Launches its Gymnastics Activation at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

    Today, Longines launched a special photo activation at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) mascot Borobi and Longines Friends Ali Gordon and Matt Harnacke, participated in this engaging activation which features two gymnastics disciplines – the ribbon and the rings. Longines invites all guests attending the gymnastics competition at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre to visit the Longines stand and test their skills in these disciplines. A souvenir photo of this special moment will be provided to participants to share online with their friends and family.%break% Longines is proud to be the Presenting Partner of Gymnastics for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

  • April 04, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    Longines Record Club officially launched in the Gold Coast today

    On 3 April, Longines, the Official Timekeeper of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), hosted its Elegance is an Attitude Black-Tie dinner to launch Longines Records Club. Notable guests included Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice-President of Longines and Head of International Marketing alongside The Honourable Peter Beattie AC and Dr Heather Beattie, Mr Kerry Stokes AC and Christine Simpson Stokes, former Australian athlete Matt Shirvington and Longines Friends and Rugby Sevens athletes Charlotte Caslick and Charlie Taylor. In addition to being the Official Timekeeper, Longines is Presenting Partner of Athletics (Track & Field), Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis. During the 11 days of competition, Longines Records Club will host a number of events including a Mini Games Day for children as well as events celebrating both women and men in sport. Additionally, every time a world record or commonwealth Games record is broken, Longines will invite the talented athlete to Longines Records Club for a special records ceremony. On these occasions and in recognition of their outstanding achievement, each world record breaker will be presented with a Longines Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games watch, a personal certificate of achievement and donation in the athlete’s name to UNICEF. The Commonweatlth Games records will also celebrated during the Longines Records Ceremonies. The record-breaking athletes will be presented with a personal certificate of achievement and a donation in the athlete’s name to UNICEF. The Longines Boutique situated at Longines Records Club on Broadbeach, will also give the public the chance to discover one of the most important timekeeping devices created by Longines in 1954, the Chronocinégines, as well as Longines’ various collections.

  • April 04, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has officially started today

    Today, the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) was held at Carrara Stadium. This spectacular global event marked the beginning of GC2018. As the Official Timekeeper of GC2018, Longines is looking forward to providing its timing expertise throughout this multi-sport competition in the Sunshine State, Gold Coast. With generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships, a long-time supporter of the Commonwealth Games and a partner of international sports federations, the Swiss watch brand, Longines is known worldwide for excellence in precision timing.%break% Longines is the Presenting Partner of Gymnastics and Table Tennis, both are scheduled to begin from 9.00am tomorrow in the various venues around Gold Coast. Longines is looking forward to seeing many record-breaking performances during these 11 days of intense competition. Longines wishes the best of luck to each athlete participating in GC2018. Let the Games begin!

  • April 03, 2018

    Commonwealth Games

    The Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Gold Coast

    Today Longines Friend of the Brand and Australian athlete Amy Pejkovic arrived in Gold Coast with the Queen’s Baton, of which Longines is the proud Official Partner, for the last step of its journey through all the countries and nations of the Commonwealth around the world. The Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games will indeed take place tomorrow April 4, 2018 in the Australian city, marking the start of ten days of intense competition. During her run, Amy was wearing the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, featuring the colors of this unique international sporting event. This special edition of the Conquest V.H.P. model is meant as a tribute to this multi-sport event, of which Longines is the Official Timekeeper, as well as the Presenting Partner of Athletics (Track & Field), Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis.%break% Longines wishes the best of luck to all the participating athletes and is looking forward to seeing many record-breaking performances captured by its official timekeeping equipment across all eighteen competition venues.

  • April 17, 2018

    Horse Racing

    Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Sydney

    This year, Longines hosted its Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ambassador, Jesinta Franklin at the event where champion mare, Winx led by Australian jockey Hugh Bowman won the world’s richest 2000m turf race amongst a crowd of 25,000 punters. Now crowned the World's Best Horse, Winx, dominated the turf at Royal Randwick to win her 25th consecutive title, placing her in the history books next to the legendary Black Caviar. During the day, elegance was also rewarded by the Swiss watch brand during the famous Longines Prize for Elegance, which crowned the lady and the man representing best the value dear to the winged hourglass brand. The Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes was the occasion chosen by the Swiss watch brand to highlight the Official Watch of the event, the Longines Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision). This timepiece represents new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. The Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes holds a special place in Longines illustrious history in equestrian timekeeping as it was indeed during this race day that the Swiss watch brand launched the latest and game-changing development for timekeeping and tracking technology in thoroughbred racing: the Longines Positioning System (LPS). The innovative LPS inaugurates totally new data-handling dimensions and deepens the understanding of the races. More generally, Longines involvement in equestrian sports includes flat racing, show jumping, eventing, endurance, driving and dressage. In these disciplines, the watchmaker is associated with international institutions and events, lends its name to world’s rankings, as well as awards titles and distinctions to outstanding athletes and personalities of the equestrian world.

  • April 24, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour - Shanghai

    The third leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour gathered this weekend some of the world’s best riders and horses in Shanghai in front of the impressive 63-meter high China Art Palace. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Tour, the Swiss watch brand was proud to be associated with the highlight of the Chinese stage, the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Shanghai. Longines Ambassador of Elegance Chi Ling Lin attended the event on Saturday, and witnessed the victory of Gregory Wathelet on Coree in the featured competition. The Asian actress, together with Vice President of Longines China Dennis Li, presented Gregory Wathelet an elegant Longines timepiece to celebrate his achievement. The Official Watch of the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai is a model of Record Collection, a line aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Combining classic elegance and excellence, this automatic timepiece houses a chronometer movement with unique properties, certifies by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). After its Asian leg, the Longines Global Champions Tour will return to Europe for the next rounds. The coming competitions will take place in Madrid, Hamburg, Saint Tropez and Cannes. The Tour, which began in Mexico City at end of March, will end in December in Prague, after 17 stages in 17 different cities.

  • April 17, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final 2017-2018 - Paris

    On 15 April 2018, Elizabeth Madden (USA) aboard Breitling LS reigned supreme at the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final by imposing themselves at the three rounds of the final, which were held at the impressive AccorHotels Arena in Paris. Spectators were rewarded with a truly thrilling Final during which American rider Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue took second place ahead of Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann on Toveks Mary Lou. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of this event, Longines proudly crowned the new World Champion and presented the star rider, along with the second and third, an elegant Longines timepiece. In addition, as the Official Timekeeper of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, Longines was honored to reward German rider Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD, who claimed the final on Saturday 14 of April. Laura Graves (USA) and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) who took respectively second and third place, were also presented with a Longines timepiece. The 2018 edition of the Finals in Paris was the perfect occasion for the spectators to discover the Official Watch of the event, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, representing a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. 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, the Conquest V.H.P. positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.

  • April 07, 2018

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour - Miami

    The Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach kicked off on Thursday, April 5th with international horses and riders vying for points and top honors. On Saturday April 7th, the world’s best individual riders battled for the biggest prize of the weekend in the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Miami Beach, with Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander and California emerging victorious. Following their impressive victory, Longines US Brand President Pascal Savoy presented Edwina with an elegant Longines watch to mark the occasion. With top points awarded, the LGCT of Miami Beach Grand Prix winner may now advance to the LGCT Super Grand Prix to be held in Prague next December. The Official Watch of the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach is the new Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, 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. This timepiece houses 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, using the GPD (gear position detection) system. 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. Created back in 2006 by the former Dutch Olympic champion Jan Tops, the Longines Global Champions Tour features seventeen outdoor legs and playoffs held in twelve countries. With record purses, this series invites the best riders to compete in the exceptional setting of the most beautiful cities around the globe, such as Mexico City, Miami Beach, Shanghai, Madrid, Chantilly, Paris, London, Berlin, or Rome. This competition, of which Longines became the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper in 2013, is an unmissable event in today’s equestrian calendar.