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  • September 29, 2018

    Archery

    The sport of Archery represents the values cherished by Longines – Tradition, Elegance and Performance. To succeed, the athletes must master bow and arrow through concentration, balance, and accuracy. The Swiss watch brand is thus proud to serve as the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Archery World Cup season since 2008. The tour started in April in Shanghai, China then visited Antalya, Turkey and Salt Lake City, USA. At the fourth and last stage of the Archery World Cup in Berlin, Germany, 32 elite athletes earner their tickets to the Samsun 2018 Archery World Cup Final.   To round off the Archery World Cup season, Longines presented the Longines Prize for Precision on Sunday 30, following the recurve final. Female athlete Hye Jin Chang and male athlete Woo Seok Lee, both from South Korea, were the most precise archers of the 2018 World Cup in their respective category. Having scored the most “10 rings” during the qualifications and the tournaments of the season, they received each a Longines Prize for Precision-trophy, a Longines watch and a cheque.   In Samsun, the Official Watch of the event was a Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model featuring a silver dial. This timepiece is equipped with an exclusive movement renowned for its high degree of precision (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are completed by a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar.

  • September 23, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    The much-awaited FEI World Equestrian GamesTM ended today at the Tryon International Equestrian Center after two weeks of intense competition in the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, Reining, Jumping, Vaulting, Para-Equestrian Dressage and Vaulting – the Endurance trial having been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. About 650 top-level athletes coming from more than 70 countries gathered here in North Carolina to battle for the World Championship title in each discipline. As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the event, Swiss watch brand Longines was delighted to time incredible feats and to present all medalists with elegant watches in celebration of their sports performances.   In today’s Jumping Individual World Championship, Simone Blum (GER) and her mount DSP Alice claimed victory ahead of Martin Fuchs (SUI) on Clooney and compatriot Steve Guerdat on Bianca. On Friday, the Team competition was won by American representatives – made up of Laura Kraut on Zeremonie, Adrienne Sternlicht on Cristalline, McLain Ward on Clinta and Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue – followed by Team Sweden and Team Germany.   The Driving World Championship – one of the most spectacular equestrian disciplines – comprised three days of competitions: Dressage, Marathon and the Cones trial. Driving’s gold medals went to Team USA and Australian rider Boyd Exell. Team Netherlands and Team Belgium respectively took the silver and the bronze medals while Chester Weber (USA) and Edouard Simonet (BEL) completed the podium in the individuals.   The results of this eventful second week also included the victory of Italy’s Lorenzo Lupacchini and Silvia Stopazzini in the Pas de Deux Vaulting Championship. The Team title went to the German representatives and the Individuals gold medals were taken by Kristina Boe (GER) on Don de la Mar and Lambert Leclezio (FR) on Poivre Vert. In addition, the Squad Vaulting Championship saw the great victory of Germany’s Team Norka des VV Koeln-Duennwald on Danny Boy OLD.     Finally, in Para-Equestrian Dressage, the Individuals gold medals went to Italy’s Sara Morganti in Grade I, Stinna Kaastrup (DEN) in Grade II, Rixt van der Horst (NED) in Grade III, Sanne Voets (NED) in Grade IV and Sophie Wells in Grade V. In Freestyle, gold medals were claimed by Sara Morganti on Royal Delight in Grade I, Stinna Tange Kaastrup on Horsebo Smarties in Grade II, Rixt van der Horst on Findsley in Grade III, Sanne Voets on Demantur N.O.P. in Grade IV and Sophie Wells on C Fatal Attraction in Grade V. In the Team category, Team Netherlands composed of Frank Hosmar on Alphaville N.O.P., Nicole den Dulk on Wallace N.O.P., Sanne Voets on Demantur N.O.P. and Rixt van der Horst on Findsley, captured the title.   Throughout the event, Longines had the pleasure to highlight its Record collection as the Official Watch of the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM. Combining classic elegance and excellence, 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).

  • September 23, 2018

    Corporate

    Longines pays tribute to its strong bonds with Russia and commemorates its 140 years of presence in the country by creating a special watch. Limited to 140 pieces, this exclusive timepiece belongs to the Record collection and possesses its exceptional features, combining classic elegance and excellence. Its movement includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer. The Record – special Edition 140 years in Russia was presented to the medias on 19th September during a press brunch held in Moscow.

  • September 22, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    Dressage World Championship at FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018. Rihards Snikus (LAT) took second place on King Of The Dance followed by America’s Roxanne Trunnell on Dolton.   In Grade II, Stinna Tange Kaastrup (DEN) on Horsebo Smarties took the win ahead of Nicole den Dulk (NED) on Wallace N.O.P. and Lee Pearson (GB) on Styletta.   The Netherland’s Rixt van der Horst – who already won two gold medals at the Games – and her mount Findsley claimed the Grade III Freestyle competition. Rebecca Hart (USA) on El Corona Texel followed ahead of Germany’s Dr. Angelika Trabert on Diamond’s Shine.   Dutch rider Sanne Voets on Demantur N.O.P. earned her third gold medal at the Individual Freestyle Grade IV Para-Dressage World Championship. Brasilian rider Rodolpho Riskalla on Don Henrico followed ahead of Kate Shoemaker on Solitaer.   Finally, the Freestyle Grade V Para-Dressage title went to Great Britain’s Sophie Wells on C Fatal Attraction, the couple already took the gold on Tuesday. Frank Hosmar on Alphaville N.O.P. took the silver again and the bronze was claimed by Japanese rider Tomoko Nakamura on Djazz F.   On the same day, the Individual Female Vaulting Championship was taken by Germany’s Kristina Boe on Don de la Mar. Compatriot Janika Derks on Carousso Hit earned the silver medal while Lisa Wild (AUT) on Fairytale completed the podium.   In the Individual Male Vaulting Championship, France’s Lambert Leclezio earned first place on Poivre Vert. German riders Jannik Heiland and Thomas Brüsewitz respectively took the silver and the bronze medal.   Finally, the Squad Vaulting Championship has seen the great victory of Germany’s Team Norka des VV Koeln-Duennwald on Danny Boy OLD. Team SUI Luetisburg (SUI) on Rayo de la Luz took the silver followed by Team RC Wildegg (AUT) on Alessio l’Amabile.   As the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the FEI World Equestrian Games, Longines was delighted to offer elegant watches to all medallists as a reward for their great performances.

  • September 21, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    On Friday 21 September 2018, Team USA claimed the title on home soil at the Team Jumping Championship. Laura Kraut on Zeremonie, Adrienne Sternlicht on Cristalline, Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue and McLain Ward on Clinta demonstrated incredible performance during the competition and took the win ahead of Team Sweden and Team Germany.   During the Para-Dressage Team competition, the gold was taken by The Netherlands’ representatives including Frank Hosmar on Alphaville N.O.P., Nicole den Dulk on Wallace N.O.P. as well as Sanne Voets and Rixt van der Horst, who already took the gold in the Individuals. Team Great Britain arrived second and Team Germany completed the podium   As the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the FEI World Equestrian Games, Longines was delighted to offer elegant watches to all medallists as a reward for their great performances.

  • September 20, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    On Thursday 20 September 2018, Italian athletes Lorenzo Lupacchini and Silvia Stopazzini on Rosenstolz set themselves apart in the Pas de Deux Vaulting Championship at FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018. Austria’s Jasmin Lindner and Lukas Wacha took the second position followed by Germany’s Theresa-Sophie Bresch and Torben Jacobs. All winning athletes including the lungers were presented with elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing.   As the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, Longines is also pleased to present the Official Watch of the event, a model belonging to the Record collection. This timepiece is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Testing Institute (COSC).

  • September 18, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    On Wednesday 19 September 2018, Dutch rider Rixt van der Horst and Findsley took the win at the Individual Grade III Para-Dressage World Championship at FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018. She was followed by Natasha Baker (GBR) on Mount St John Diva Dannebrog and American rider Rebecca Hart on El Corona Texel.   In the Individual Grade I Para-Dressage competition, the gold went to Italy’s Sara Morganti and her mount Royal Delight. Laurentia Yen-Yi Tan (SGP) on Fuerst Sherlock arrived second ahead of German rider Elke Philipp on Fuerst Sinclair.   On the same day, the first medals in the discipline of vaulting went to Team Germany, Team Switzerland and Team Austria, who respectively claimed the gold, silver and bronze medals at the Nations Team Vaulting World Championship. As the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the FEI World Equestrian Games, Longines was delighted to offer elegant watches to all medallists as a reward for their great performances.

  • September 18, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    On Tuesday 18 September 2018, Dutch rider Sanne Voets and her mount Demantur N.O.P. claimed first place at the Individual Grade IV Para-Dressage World Championship at FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018. Brasilian rider Rodolpho Riskalla and Don Henrico followed ahead of Susanne Jensby Sunesen (DEN) on CSK’s Que Faire.   On the same day, Stinna Tange Kaastrup (DEN) and Horsebo Smarties took the win at the Individual Grade II Para-Dressage World Championship. She was followed by Austrian rider Pepo Puch on Sailor’s Blue and  the Netherland’s Nicole den Dulk on Wallace N.O.P. In addition, the Individual Grade V Para-Dressage World Championship was won by British rider Sophie Wells on C Fatal Attraction. Frank Hosmar (NED) earned silver on Alphaville N.O.P. and Regine Mispelkamp (GER) finished third. Swiss watchmaking brand Longines was delighted to offer elegant timepieces to all medallists as a reward for their great victories.

  • September 16, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    The first week of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 – gathering a total of 349 athletes from 54 countries – was concluded today instead of Sunday due to heavy rains on on the weekend caused by Hurricane Florence. In Eventing, riders took part individually and in team in four days of competition including the Dressage and Cross Country trials, and ending today with the Jumping. In this context, Team Great Britain (composed of Rosalind Canter and Allstar B, Gemma Tattersall and Arctic Soul, Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo and Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser) took the win followed by Team Ireland and Team France. In the Individuals, Rosalind Canter (GB) and her mount Allstar B set themselves apart by winning the gold medal. They were followed by Padraig McCarthy (IRL) on Mr Chunky and Ingrid Klimke (GER) and SAP Hale Bob OLD.   In Dressage, great moments of elegance and performance were offered by Isabell Werth (GER) on Bella Rose, who captured the Dressage Individual title on Friday ahead of Laura Graves (USA) on Verdades and British rider Charlotte Dujardin on Mount St. John. In addition, the team competition was claimed by Team Germany composed of Isabell Werth on Bella Rose, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB, Dorothee Scheider on Sammy Davis Jr. and Sönke Rothenberger on Cosmo. American representatives and Team Great Britain respectively secured second and third place. Unfortunately, due to rainfalls on Sunday, the Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle had to be cancelled.   Finally, the discipline of Reining has seen the victory of Team USA on home soil ahead of Team Belgium and German representatives. In the Individuals, Belgian rider Bernard Fonck and his mount What a Wave earned first place ahead of Daniel L Huss and Cade McCutcheon, both part of Team America, who took respectively the silver and bronze medals.     During this first week of competition, the winged-hourglass brand proudly presented medalists in each discipline with elegant Longines timepieces to celebrate their great win. Longines is now looking forward to timing the performances of Jumping, Driving, Para-Dressage and Vaulting’s riders and horses, who will be battling for second-week medals from September 18-23.   Throughout the event, Longines has the pleasure of highlighting its Record collection as the Official Watch of the FEI World Equestrian Games™. Combining classic elegance and excellence, 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).   Discover the Record collection and the brand’s other lines at the Longines Boutique located in the heart of the venue.

  • September 15, 2018

    FEI World Equestrian Games

    After the team competition, which has seen the victory of Team USA on Wednesday, Belgian rider Bernard Fonck and his mount What a Wave finished first at the Reining Individual Championship at the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM. Team champions Daniel L Huss on Ms Dreamy and Cade McCutcheon on Custom Made Gun took respectively to second and third place on home soil. As the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of FEI World Equestrian GamesTM, Longines was pleased to grant the winners elegant Longines watches.