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  • August 11, 2019

    Jumping

    The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland - Dublin Horse Show

    The seventh and final leg of Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ concluded with the impressive win of Team Great Britain, thus securing their ticket to the Finals in Barcelona in October. Team Italy finished second, while Team Ireland gave the home crowd a podium to celebrate by winning the bronze medal. Acting as the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™, the Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to reward Team Great Britain with elegant Longines timepieces.

  • August 11, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard

    The fifteenth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, ended this Sunday in Valkenswaard. The weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard, was marked by the victory of Maikel van der Vleuten on Dana Blue. Longines was delighted to present him with an elegant timepiece to celebrate his great performance.   This weekend of intense competition was the perfect occasion for Longines to present the Official Watch of the event, a model from 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.

  • August 11, 2019

    Horse Racing

    Longines Grosser Preis von Berlin 2019

    Trained by Henri-Alex Pantall and ridden by Olivier Peslier, French King claimed a brilliant victory at the 129th edition of the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden, ahead of Communique and Old Persian. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of event, Longines was proud to present French King’s winning team with elegant Longines timepieces. The Official Watch of the 2019 Longines Grosser Preis von Berlin is a model from the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection, 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.

  • August 04, 2019

    Other

    Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses

    On Saturday August 3, the numerous spectators at the 2019 Longines FEI/WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo celebrated the champion in the five-year-old category, Jovian, ridden by Andreas Helgstrand, showing lots of technique, uphill movements and an incredible use of his body. On Sunday, the six-year-old final was claimed by Zucchero OLD ridden by Frederic Wanders, while the seven-year-old category was won by d'Avie, led by Severo Jurado Lopez. As the Title Partner of the event, Longines was proud to present the winners with elegant timepieces in recognition for their remarkable talent.

  • August 03, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of London

    Riding the talented 10-year-old gelding Explosion W, Ben Maher from Great Britain claimed the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of London today in front of a home crowd. Maher was followed by two Irish fellow riders, Shane Sweetnam on Alejandro, who claimed the second place, and Darragh Kenny on Classic Dream, who completed the podium. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the series, Longines was proud to great the winner with an elegant timepiece.

  • July 28, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Berlin 2019

    The thirteenth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, ended this Sunday in Berlin. The weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Berlin, was marked by the incredible victory of Dani G. Waldman on Lizziemary. Longines was delighted to grant her an elegant timepiece as a reward for her great achievement. As Dani G. Waldman already qualified for the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix in November, the golden ticket went to a delighted Ludger Beerbaum (GER) who finished second at this competition. This weekend of intense competition was the perfect occasion for Longines to present 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. This timepiece 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.

  • July 28, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Great Britain The Longines Royal International Horse Show

    On Friday 26 of July 2019, Team Sweden, composed of Fredrik Jonsson on Cold Play, Angelie Essen on Luikan Q, Peder Fredricson on Zacramento and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson on Oak Grove’s Carlyle, earned first place at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain in Hickstead during the Longines Royal International Horse Show. Team Ireland followed ahead of the Italian representatives. During this world-class equestrian event, Longines was also proud to present another highlight of the weekend, the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup, which took place on Sunday 28 of July and saw the victory of David Will (GER) on Never Walk Alone. The podium was completed by Swedish rider Peder Fredricson on Zacramento and compatriot Fredrik Jonsson on Cold Play. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series, the Swiss watchmaking brand was proud to reward the winners of the two competitions with elegant Longines timepieces. In addition, the Swiss watchmaking brand was delighted to present the Official Watch of the event, a model from the Record collection, which combines classic elegance and excellence. Each piece in this line houses a movement including a single-crystal silicon balance with unique properties and is certified as “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

  • July 28, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Athens - Division 2 Qualifier

    For the very first time, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM Division 2 Final took place in Greece during the 2019 Athens Equestrian Festival held at the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Center. The highlight competition of the weekend, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM of Greece, was captured by Team Norway composed of Victoria Gulliksen on Papa Roach, Hege C Tidemandsen on Carvis, Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen on Exit of Ice Z and Geir Gulliksen on Gin Chin Van Het Lindenhof. The podium was completed by Team Portugal and Team Poland. Team Norway and Team Portugal thus seized the chance to qualify themselves for the much-awaited Final, which will take place from 3-6 October 2019 at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. In addition, the great winners will compete in the Europe Division 1 for the next season.   On Friday 26 July, Longines was associated with another key competition, the Longines Grand Prix of Athens, claimed by Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida (PT) on Kafka V. Heffinck. Wojciech Wojcianiec (POL) and Chintablue arrived second ahead of Geir Gulliksen (NOR) on Gin Chin Van Het Lindenhof. The Swiss watchmaking brand was delighted to grant the winners of both trials with elegant Longines timepieces as a reward for their great performances.

  • July 27, 2019

    Horse Racing

    King George Day, The Longines Handicap Stakes 2019

    On Saturday, July 27, during the King George Day, Longines was proud to celebrate Redarna’s victory in the Longines Handicap Stakes for Lady Riders at Ascot racetrack, of which the Swiss watch brand is the Official Partner and Timekeeper. The winning jockey, Emma Sayer, as well as owner, trainer and lad were presented with elegant timepieces from the hands of Longines’ representatives. Earlier that day, Longines was thrilled to time the win of Enable and his jockey Frankie Dettori at the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes. On that occasion, Longines was also proud to highlight the Official Watch of King George Day, 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).

  • July 24, 2019

    Corporate

    Longines inaugurates its new boutique in VR Chennai with its Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    On July 24, 2019, Longines celebrated in Chennai (India) the opening of its new boutique at VR Chennai, in the presence of its Ambassador or Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Spanning over 350 square feet, the store displays a large selection of Longines timepieces, including the most iconic watches of the brand as well as its latest models.   Speaking on this occasion, Aishwarya said: “I have been a part of the Longines’ family for two decades now and I have only seen it grow from one milestone to another. Today, I am very happy and proud to inaugurate this new Longines boutique in Chennai, a city close to my heart.”   On this occasion, Aishwarya was presented with a timepiece from the new HydroConquest collection.  Combining watchmaking excellence and traditional elegance, both hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand, this line features a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling. These new, refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports.