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  • May 27, 2016

    Horse Racing

    On Saturday 28 May, Moises González on Diamante Negro won the Longines Handicap de las Americas for the third year in a row at the Hipódromo de las Américas in Mexico City. The winning owner, trainer and jockey were awarded elegant Longines watches from the hands of Edith Chavez, Brand Manager Longines Mexico. The same day, the Swiss watch brand honored Fabiola Gómez, as the most elegant lady attending the races with the Longines Prize for Elegance. She received a beautiful Longines watch. In addition of being the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper of the Longines Handicap de las Americas, Longines is proud to have presented the Official Watch of the event, a model of The Longines Master Collection.  

  • May 29, 2016

    Jumping

    Ludger Beerbaum, one of the founders of the Longines World Equestrian Academy, riding Chiara won the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Chantilly on Saturday and received an elegant Longines watch for his dazzling performance. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour, Longines is proud to have presented the seventh leg of the series in the French town known as the “Capital of the Horse”. The competitions were set in a unique location with the impressive Château de Chantilly as a backdrop.   The seventh leg of the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour offers a great opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event, a model of the Longines DolceVita collection, which represents contemporary elegance of the watchmaking brand worldwide. This lady model in steel decorated with diamonds features a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals. Ludger Beerbaum, one of the founders of the Longines World Equestrian Academy, riding Chiara won the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Chantilly on Saturday and received an elegant Longines watch for his dazzling performance. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour, Longines is proud to have presented the seventh leg of the series in the French town known as the “Capital of the Horse”. The competitions were set in a unique location with the impressive Château de Chantilly as a backdrop.   The seventh leg of the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour offers a great opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event, a model of the Longines DolceVita collection, which represents contemporary elegance of the watchmaking brand worldwide. This lady model in steel decorated with diamonds features a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals.  

  • May 29, 2016

    Jumping

    Longines, as the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the 84th edition of the CSIO Piazza di Siena, had the honor to time the victory of Team Great Britain at the 2nd of Division 1 leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping presented by Longines, on Friday 27 May. In addition, the brand awarded the Longines Prize of Elegance to the most elegant man and woman of the audience on Sunday 29 May.  

  • May 25, 2016

    Jumping

    On 24 May 2016, a press conference announced the 2016 edition of the Longines CSIO Schweiz St. Gallen, marking 15 years of partnership between Swiss watchmaking brand Longines and the Swiss leg of the Nations Cup, the Furusiyya FEI Nations CupTM presented by Longines, which will take place on Friday 3 June. To celebrate the anniversary of this partnership, Longines will support the Just World International charity with the "Longines Clear the Jump" initiative, which will donate the equivalent of an exceptional sum in meals to the children assisted by the association. Once again, the watchmaker will be involved in the event as Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch. On Sunday 5 June, it will also present the Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz, as well as the Longines Trophy, which is awarded to the best rider from all the weekend’s competitions.

  • May 24, 2016

    Jumping

    The French capital will host the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping from 1st to 3rd July. This competition, which constitutes the 10th leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, will gather the international best riders and horses at the Plaine de Jeux de Bagatelle. Longines is proud to lend its name to this 5* show jumping event and to provide its timekeeping expertise to all its trials. Longines will also invite the spectators of the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping to enjoy a moment of nostalgia on its horse carousel.   Longines is also glad to present the highlight of the weekend, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Paris. This competition allows the riders to score points for the Longines Global Champions Tour Ranking. At the moment, after six legs, Christian Ahlmann is number one with 186 points. Launched in April in Miami, the circuit will end in November in Doha after 14 stages.   The Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is the perfect opportunity to discover the Longines DolceVita collection, inspired by the Italian sweet life. Since its inception, this line has illustrated worldwide the brand’s contemporary elegance and is worn on the wrists of women who know how to make the most of life's simple pleasures. The Official Watch of the event decorated with diamonds and cased in steel, features a silver-coloured "flinqué" dial adorned with painted Roman numerals.  

  • May 22, 2016

    Jumping

    The world’s best riders were gathered in Spain’s capital city this weekend for the sixth leg of the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour. The highlight competition of the weekend, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid, was won by Marcus Ehnig on Pret a Tout. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, awarded him an elegant Longines watch for this performance. Longines is proud to be the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour, a circuit which includes 15 legs in 15 different cities from Miami to Doha, going through Shanghai and Paris.   The sixth leg of the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour offers a great opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event, a model of the Longines DolceVita collection, which represents contemporary elegance of the watchmaking brand worldwide. This lady model in steel decorated with diamonds features a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals.  

  • May 21, 2016

    Horse Racing

    On Saturday 21 May, Longines, the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the 141st Peakness Stakes awarded Exaggerator’s owner, trainer and jockey, Matt Bryan, Keith Desormeaux and Kent J. Desormeaux with watches from The Longines Master Collection to celebrate their victory. At the Longines Dixie Stakes, the other highlight of this race day, Irad Ortiz Jr. on Takeover Target crossed first the finishing line and was also granted The Longines Master Collection watch. The Swiss watchmaker also hosted the Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Fashion Contest. With the help of a panel of judges, the watch brand chose the most elegant woman and presented her a Longines DolceVita timepiece with diamonds.  

  • May 18, 2016

    Corporate

    Over the last six years, Kate Winslet, the talented British actress, has personified the Longines motto: “Elegance is an attitude”. Today, the Swiss watchmaking company was proud to welcome her to Saint-Imier, to the place where the brand was created in 1832. Walter von Känel, President of Longines, accompanied the actress throughout the day, leading her along the corridors where Longines watches are so lovingly crafted, so that she could see for herself the production and assembly processes.   With unabashed delight, the Ambassador of Elegance visited the Longines Museum, a haven of sophistication that bears witness to the glory days of Swiss watchmaking and boasts a heritage forged in tradition, elegance and performance. During this journey through time, Kate found a particular watch which pulled at her heartstrings. This piece belongs to the Flagship collection, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2017. It was decided that this watch would be re-issued during the course of the year, and that the proceeds of the sales of this watch would go to the Golden Hat Foundation, a charitable organization that Kate Winslet co-founded in 2010.   The Swiss watchmaker has a long tradition of supporting worthy causes, and is thrilled to be associated with such a shining example of altruism as Kate Winslet, who is one of the brand’s Ambassadors of Elegance. Longines’ deeply held values are perfectly aligned with those demonstrated by the award-winning actress through the Golden Hat Foundation, and therefore, it was only natural that Longines would choose to support this non-profit organization, which strives to highlight the capabilities and the immense potential of individuals with autism.%break%   At the end of this eventful day, Kate was eager to meet with Longines employees, who had gathered for the occasion. The actress took the opportunity to say a few words: “I was delighted to learn that Longines is so in touch with its rich history, from which it draws inspiration for creating new works of art that adhere to its values. I am deeply grateful to Longines for the support they have shown for the Golden Hat Foundation, an organization that is dear to my heart, by re-issuing the watch that I have chosen today. It makes me incredibly proud to be able to contribute to raising public awareness of the situation that face individual with autism. I believe that these individuals will greatly benefit from the possibility of learning to communicate, of receiving academic training and of developing real social relationships.”   Throughout her visit and during the various planned activities, everyone who came into contact with the actress was enchanted by her innate charm and spirit. Longines is honoured to have welcomed Kate to Saint-Imier, and to have shared with her the watchmaker’s passion, which has remained unchanged for nearly 185 years. The watchmaking company is pleased to once again salute the beautiful heart of this wonderful actress, which led her to create her foundation and dedicate herself to helping the less fortunate.  

  • May 18, 2016

    Jumping

    The event is organised by the Association Suisse de Concours Hippiques in partnership with the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud, and will take place from 8 to 11 September 2016 on the Place Bellerive in Lausanne. Through this partnership, the renowned watchmaking company LONGINES is honoured to extend its support for equestrian sports and to reinforce its global commitments. With eight trials counting for the world rankings of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (also headquartered in Lausanne) ; the International Longines Horse-Show of Lausanne will feature a CSI 5*, coupled with a CSI 2* and international trials for young riders under the age of 25. Both sporty and popular, the event will surely be a special moment of conviviality while hosting an international competition. Longines President Walter von Känel explains: "We are proud of this new partnership in Switzerland that reinforces our brand’s traditional engagements in the world of equestrianism. We share common values with this sport, notably elegance and performance. We are thrilled to be able to support the International Longines Horse-Show of Lausanne with our timekeeping expertise." Event Director Jean-François Danton adds: "It is fitting that the capital of international sport and Longines, key contributor to the equestrian world, meet in Lausanne, an accomplishment for the pleasure of both passionate fans and amateurs." Equestrian talents and watchmakers will be present at Bellerive, hoping to impress an audience who will enjoy free access to the event…

  • May 15, 2016

    Jumping

    The 2016 edition of the Longines Jumping International de La Baule hosted the first of the remaining seven legs in the Furusiyya FEI Nations CupTM Europe Division 1 League on Friday 12 May. 8 teams vied for the qualifying points for the final in Barcelona at the Furusiyya FEI Nations CupTM presented by Longines and it was team Netherlands who gathered most points in La Baule. The other highlight of the competition, the Grand Prix Longines de la Ville de La Baule, which took place on Sunday 14 May, was captured by Jérôme Guery (BEL) on Grand Cru Van De Rozenberg.