May 31, 2015
On Sunday 31 May 2015, Lars Nieberg on Double Bent won the 2015 Longines China Tour Shanghai League Grand Prix. To honour this victory, he was presented with an elegant Longines watch by Mr. Dennis Li, Vice President of Longines China. The 2015 Longines China Tour of Shanghai was the perfect occasion to discover the Conquest Classic Moonphase models, refined Longines timepieces dedicated to the equestrian world.
May 29, 2015
Winning the Triple Crown, which happens when the same horse lifts the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, is without doubt the most difficult task in the career of a thoroughbred. Only eleven horses have triumphed in all three American classic races, the most recent three being Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978). For a jockey or trainer, it is a lifelong ambition. The Swiss watchmaker Longines, which is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the three races, shares the same fascination as generations of Americans for the Triple Crown. Last year, the dream became almost true when California Chrome cemented itself as a potential Triple Crown winner after having lifted the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. This year, all eyes are on American Pharoah, which is following in the footsteps of California Chrome so far. Will it be the one to add its name to the list of racing’s greats at Belmont Park? Will Saturday 6 June 2015 be a day to remember? The spectators of the Belmont Stakes will be holding their breath until they know the final word.
May 29, 2015
The annual gala dinner “hippisch haven gala”, which traditionally gathers all partners of CHIO Rotterdam before the upcoming event, took place on 18 May. During this gala dinner, Longines was presented the Sponsorship Award for its 10 years’ partnership with the CHIO Rotterdam and its long term commitment to equestrian sports. The Swiss watch brand also received this distinction for having been a reliable and devoted partner as timekeeper of the show jumping competition.