February 16, 2019
As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines Masters Series, the Swiss watchmaking company proudly took part in the Asian leg held from 15-17 February 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo. Bringing together the world’s best riders and horses for breath-taking show-jumping competitions, the Longines Masters of Hong Kong perfectly combined performance at its peak with entertainment, glamour and gastronomy. This last day of competition was marked by the great win of Ireland’s rider Denis Lynch on Chablis in the Longines Grand Prix. Simon Delestre (FR) and Uccello de Will arrived second followed by Pius Schwizer (CH) and About A Dream. On Saturday, Ireland’s Bertram Allen aboard Christy JNR emerged victorious in the Longines Speed Challenge. With obstacle penalties being only two seconds instead of four and thus pushing the riders to speed up, this competition is recognized as the fastest event of the circuit. On this occasion, French rider Patrice Delaveau and Vestale de Mazure HDC took the second place while compatriot Kevin Staut on Ayade de Septon Et HDC completed the podium. Distinguished guests at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong This glamorous event was also the perfect occasion for Longines to welcome some very special guests. On Saturday, French top-model Ilona Smet, Canadian influencer and photographer Alen Palander and Taiwanese artist Marcus Chang joined the brand to witness emotional moments of action during the Longines Speed Challenge. Representing the three continents of the series and perfectly embodying Longines’ elegance, the three Friends of the Brand will also be part of the final stage of the 2018/2019 series, taking place in New York, from 25-28 April 2019. On Sunday, Longines had the great pleasure to have its Ambassador of Elegance and famous artist Aaron Kwok joining for the event’s grand finale, the Longines Grand Prix. The multitalented celebrity took part in the Prize Giving Ceremony and presented the trophy and a Longines timepiece to the winning rider. Aaron Kwok also seized this occasion to meet some of his fans at the Longines boutique. The Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision”, the Official Watch of the event During the Longines Masters of Hong Kong, Longines was proud to highlight a model of the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” as the Official Watch of the event. Representing a new achievement in the field of quartz, this line combines great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. 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 magnetic field, using the GPD (gear position detection) system, the Conquest V.H.P. has thus positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision. The featured model displays an elegant blue dial and was to be discovered alongside many more collections in the Longines Boutique located in the Village Prestige.
February 09, 2019
As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the series, the Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to witness the victory of German rider Daniel Deusser on Tobago Z, while Belgium rider Gregory Wathelet on Iron Man van de Padenborre and Spanish rider Eduardo Alvarez Aznar on Rokfeller de Pleville Bois Margot secured second and third place respectively. On this occasion, Longines was proud to grant Daniel Deusser with an elegant Longines timepiece as a reward for his great performance. Over the weekend, Longines has highlighted 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. Displaying a silver dial, this timepiece houses an ultra-precise movement (+- 5 seconds/year), as well as a perpetual calendar. Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider & Horse Awards Moreover, Longines and the FEI were delighted to celebrate equestrian excellence by presenting the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse and Rider Awards to the 2018 world’s highest officially rated jumping horse and rider. Switzerland’s rider Steve Guerdat set himself apart in some of the greatest 2018 show jumping competitions and finished the year with a total of 3050 points in the Longines Rankings ahead of Harrie Smolders (NED) with 2995 points and Marcus Ehning (GER) with 2936 points. On the other hand, Swedish mare Albfuehren’s Bianca is the winner of the 2018 Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse Award with a memorable victory in the World Equestrian Games competition notably. Steve Guerdat and Albfuehren’s Bianca’s representative were both granted elegant Longines timepieces, as well as a replica trophy in the form of a magnificent crystal winged hourglass in reference to the brand’s emblem, from the hands of Frederic Bondoux, Brand Manager of Longines France and Alix Rossi, Head of Sponsorship and event management FEI. As the Top Partner of the FEI, Longines is looking forward to witnessing the world’s best riders and horses in the much-anticipated Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final, which will take place in Gothenburg from 3-7 April 2019.
February 02, 2019
On Sunday 3 February 2019, American rider Alex Granato and his mount Carlchen W earned first place at the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM North American League in Wellington. Canadian rider Mario Deslauriers on Bardolina followed ahead of Switzerland’s Beat Mändli on Dsarie. On this occasion, Swiss watchmaking brand Longines was proud to grant Alex Granato an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great performance. In addition, Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM North American League, Longines was delighted to present the Official Watch of the event, a Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, representing a new achievement in the field of quartz and combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look.