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  • July 14, 2019

    Jumping

    Jumping Longines Crans-Montana 2019

    It was one of the highlights of this year’s Jumping Longines of Crans-Montana: The prestigious Grand Prix Longines was won by Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA) on Cochello. He was followed by Hans-Dieter Deher (GER) on Berlinda on the second and Riccardo Pisani (ITA) on Cristo on the third place. The winner received an elegant Longines watch from Charles Villoz, Longines Vice President Sales.   This year again, excellent riders have been gathering in Crans-Montana to compete in various exciting show-jumping competitions. The Swiss watch brand is proud to support the Jumping Longines of Crans-Montana as Official Partner and Timekeeper for the fourth consecutive year.   The Official Watch of this year’s Jumping Longines Crans-Montana is an model from the collection HydroConquest. Its bezel is enhanced with a blue ceramic insert, which matches the colour of the dial, adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling. Scratch-resistant, it ties together the fully modernized design and sporty silhouette of this collection. This timepiece combines technical excellence and traditional elegance, two of the brand's greatest values.   The collaboration between Longines and the Jumping Longines Crans-Montana reinforces the brand’s traditional commitment in equestrian sports and makes Longines a major player in this field. Longines has been associated with the equestrian world since its inception. The oldest known Longines watch decorated with equestrian motifs dates from 1869, and ushered in a handsome series of equestrian-themed pocket watches. The brand’s early ties with horses encouraged the watchmakers of Saint-Imier to pursue advances in sports timekeeping for equestrian competitions. In 1878, the winged hourglass brand developed its first chronograph movement, the legendary 20H. In addition, the Swiss watch brand was associated for the first time with a show jumping event in 1912. Today, Longines is passionately committed to the equestrian world and its various disciplines.

  • July 14, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Chantilly 2019

    The twelfth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, ended this Sunday in Chantilly. The weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Chantilly, was marked by the victory of Darragh Kenny on Balou du Reventon. Longines was delighted to grant him an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great achievement.   This weekend of intense competition was the perfect occasion for Longines to present the Official Watch of the event, a model of the iconic HydroConquest collection, which combines technical excellence and traditional excellence, both distinguished hallmarks of the brand. This timepiece features a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling.

  • July 14, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Sweden - Falsterbo International Horse Show

    On 14 July 2019, the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines was delighted to time the great victory of Team Sweden (composed of Malin Baryard-John, Fredrik Jönsson, Stephanie Holmen and Peder Fredricson) at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Sweden, held during the Falsterbo Horse Show. Team Switzerland arrived second ahead of the Italian representatives, who completed the podium. On Friday, 12 July, Peder Fredricson (SWE) on H&M All In captured the Longines Grand Prix ahead of Emilio Bicocchi (ITA) on Evita SG Z and Mathieu Billot (FRA) on Quel Filou 13. Longines was proud to present the winners of both competitions with elegant timepieces to celebrate their great performances.   On that occasion, the Swiss watchmaking brand was proud to highlight a new model from its iconic HydroConquest collection as the Official Watch. Drawing its inspiration from the fascinating world of water sports, this line combines technical excellence and traditional elegance, both distinguishing hallmarks of the brand.  

  • July 07, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Paris

    The Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, which included the eleventh leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, gathered the world’s best riders and horses in front of one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.   Longines is proud to have timed the victory of Christian Ahlmann on Take A Chance On Me Z in one of the weekend’s highlight trials, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Paris. Longines Vice President Marketing, Matthieu Baumgartner, presented the German rider with an elegant Longines timepiece as a reward of his performance. The elegance of the heart was enhanced during this prestigious competition, as Longines lent its support to JustWorld International – a charity organization which collects funds to help impoverished children – through the “Longines Clear The Jump”.   On Sunday, Christian Alhmann on Ailina took his second win and shined in the Longines Eiffel Challenge, which concluded this thrilling equestrian weekend. He finished ahead of Abdel Saïd (EGY) on Jumpy van de Hermitage and Ben Maher (GBR) on Don Vito.   Over the weekend, the spectators had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event, a model from the iconic HydroConquest collection. This line combines classic elegance and watchmaking excellence, both distinguishing hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand. Drawing inspiration from the fascinating world of water sports, the pieces from this collection display a bezel enhanced by a ceramic coloured insert, which matches the colour of the dial and brings them a modernized design and sporty silhouette.

  • June 29, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco 2019

    Longines was delighted to be back in the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco, which gathered this weekend the world’s finest riders and horses in the mind-blowing setting of the Port d’Hercule. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the series, the Swiss watch brand is proud to have timed the victory of Maikel van der Vleuten on Beauville Z in one of the weekend’s highlight trials, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco. Longines Vice President Sales, Mr. Charles Villoz, presented the Dutch rider with an elegant Longines timepiece as a reward for his performance.  This victory handed him the tenth golden ticket to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, where he will line up against the winners of the previous legs. On Friday evening, Inigo Lopez de la Osa Franco and Laura Kraut earned first place at the Longines Pro-Am Cup, supported by Charlotte Casiraghi as the Patron of this competition. This trial allows an amateur and professional rider to compete together for the coveted title, with a focus on speed and agility. Longines participated in this competition with a team made up of Longines Ambassador of Elegance Jane Richard Philips and Julia Tops, Jan Tops’ daughter. The spectators present at this equestrian event had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch, a model from the iconic HydroConquest collection. This line combines classic elegance and watchmaking excellence, both distinguishing hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand. Drawing inspiration from the fascinating world of water sports, the pieces from this collection display a bezel enhanced by a ceramic coloured insert, which matches the colour of the dial and brings them a modernized design and sporty silhouette.

  • June 23, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Masters of Lausanne

    After four days of intense competitions held by Lake Leman, in the Place Bellerive, the first Swiss stage of the Longines Masters concluded on Sunday with the long-awaited Longines Grand Prix of Lausanne, which brought together several of the sport’s biggest names. Following an emotional trial, rider Gudrun Patteet (BEL) on Sea Coast Pebbles Z finished with a well-deserved victory. They were joined on the podium by Giulia Martinengo Marquet (IT) on Elzas and Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) on Katanga v/h Dingeshof, who came second and third place respectively.   On Saturday night, the participants in the Longines Speed Challenge – the weekend’s second key trial – wowed the spectators by pushing the limits of speed in this trial renowned for being the fastest in the world. In the end, the Emanuele Gaudiano/Carlotta pair were the winners, finishing the trial ahead of Steve Guerdat on Evita and Philippe Rozier on Cristallo A LM.   As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Masters of Lausanne, the Swiss watchmaking brand, alongside EEM, the organisers, was proud to reward these two experienced riders with the trial trophy, as well as some elegant Longines watches.   The spectators present during this equestrian event devoted to sporting performance also had the chance to discover the Longines Masters of Lausanne’s Official Watch, a model from the iconic HydroConquest collection. This line combines classic elegance and watchmaking excellence, both distinguishing hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand. Drawing inspiration from the fascinating world of water sports, the pieces from this collection display a bezel enhanced by a ceramic coloured insert, which matches the colour of the dial and brings them a modernized design and sporty silhouette.

  • June 23, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Cascais-Estoril

    The ninth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, ended this Saturday in Cascais. The weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Cascais, was marked by the victory of Martin Fuchs on Chaplin. Longines was delighted to grant him an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great achievement.   This weekend of intense competition was the perfect occasion for Longines to present the Official Watch of the event, a model of the iconic HydroConquest collection, which combines technical excellence and traditional excellence, both distinguished hallmarks of the brand. This timepiece features a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling.

  • June 19, 2019

    Horse Racing

    Royal Ascot 2019

    This week, the Ascot racecourse (UK) hosts one of the world’s most anticipated sports event of the year: the Royal Meeting. The Swiss watch brand Longines is honoured to take part in this prestigious horse racing rendezvous as its Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch.   On Wednesday, 19 June, Longines had the pleasure to invite its Ambassador of Elegance Chi Ling Lin to experience the Royal Meeting’s unique atmosphere. Following the remarkable victory of Dashing Willoughby in the Queen’s Vase race, the acclaimed Asian actress, together with Longines Vice President Richard Strohmeier, presented elegant timepieces to the winning owners (Mick and Janice Mariscotti), trainer (Andrew Balding), jockey (Oisin Murphy), and groom (Angela Cheshire). Later on that day, the owner (Sir Evelyn and Lady Lynn De Rothschild), the trainer’s representative, the jockey (Frankie Dettori) and the groom (Corrado Morale) of Crystal Ocean, the winning horse of the Prince of Wales’ Stakes, also received elegant Longines watches from the hands of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.   In line with the refinement of the Royal Meeting, Longines is proud to highlight the Official Watch of Royal Ascot, a steel and gold model from the Record collection. Combining classic elegance with watchmaking 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).   Longines and the Equestrian Universe   Longines’ passion for the equestrian world dates back to 1869, when the brand produced its first equestrian pocket watch, displaying a proud horse head. A few years later, in 1878, Longines developed a chronograph movement, fitted in a case engraved with a jockey and his mount.  Seen on the racetracks as early as 1881, this type of timepieces proved extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, as it enabled its user to time performances to the second. Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes flat racing as well as show-jumping, dressage, driving and eventing competitions. Longines chose to support equestrian sports as a perfect illustration of its core values: tradition, elegance and performance.

  • June 16, 2019

    Horse Racing

    Prix de Diane Longines 2019

    The much-awaited Prix de Diane Longines, of which Longines was the Title Partner for the 9th consecutive year, saw the incredible victory of Channel and Pierre-Charles Boudot (FR) in the world’s biggest race for fillies. The Swiss watchmaking brand was delighted to present the owner, trainer and jockey of Channel with elegant timepieces from the hands of its Ambassador of Elegance Simon Baker. The acclaimed Australian actor joined the Longines Family in 2012 and was introduced as a new Longines Ambassador of Elegance during that year’s edition of the Prix de Diane Longines. With no fewer than nine races to rhythm this prestigious and glamorous event, the Prix de Diane Longines offered great sports emotions for the delight of all equestrian lovers in attendance. As the Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines was particularly proud to be part of the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars and the Prix de la Reine Marie-Amélie Longines. The former is open to young jockey from riding schools across the world, while the latter showcases the female riders from the FEGENTRI (International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders). French jockey Thomas Trullier riding Espionne set themselves apart in the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars and Tereza Grbavcicova (CZE) and her mount Bubble Brook crossed the finishing line first in the Prix de La Reine Marie-Amélie Longines. The brand had thus the great honor of granting both winners with an elegant Longines watch as well as a school bursary to the youngest winner. On the occasion of the 170th edition of this equestrian rendezvous of elegance, the sumptuous Chantilly racecourse was adorned with colourful motifs of racing silks for the greatest pleasure of the elegantly dressed spectators. Together with its Partner France Galop, Longines organized the “Mademoiselle Diane by Longines” award, celebrating the most elegant lady at the racecourse. This year, Abigail Lopez-Cruz was selected by the jury as the winner and had the honour to receive an elegant timepiece belonging to the Record collection from the hands of Simon Baker. The Record collection – the Official Watch of the 2019 edition The Prix de Diane Longines was also the occasion for the brand to present a stainless steel and rose gold model of its Record collection as the Official Watch of the event. Combining classic elegance and watchmaking 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). Besides, this collection was celebrated in grand style on Saturday evening, during a special event held in the gardens of the sumptuous Château de Chantilly in the presence of Longines Ambassadors of Elegance and Hollywood stars Kate Winslet and Simon Baker. For this unique and exclusive event, Longines highlighted – on the wrists of its Ambassadors – a stainless steel and rose gold pair watch from the Record collection, which is perfectly in line with the philosophy of the brand to give its female and male customers a wide range of variations in all of its collections, enabling them to find the perfect fit for their taste and personality.

  • June 16, 2019

    Archery

    Archery World Championships 2019

    As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the World Archery Federation, Longines plays a key role in timing the competitors and presenting the results for all the contests in the Archery World Cup and in the Archery World Championships. In the context of the 2019 Archery World Championships, which took place in the Dutch city of s'Hertogenbosch from June 10-16, 2019, Official Partner and Timekeeper Longines presented recurve winners Lei Chien-Ying (TWN) and Brady Ellison (USA), as well as compound winners Natalia Avdeeva (RUS) and James Lutz (USA) with elegant Longines timepieces.   The Official Watch of the 2019 Archery World Championships is a model from the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection, 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 chronograph, featuring a blue dial, is 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. 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.