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  • 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 15, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Stockholm

    The eighth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, was rounded off this Saturday in Stockholm with the remarkable home win of Peder Fredricson on H&M All In in the weekend’s highlight competition, namely the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Stockholm. Therefore, Longines was delighted to grant him an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great performance.   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 16, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Poland - Sopot

    Team Belgium won the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ competition at Sopot on Sunday, while Team Ireland and Team France took second and third place respectively. On Friday evening, Germany’s Daniel Deusser on Jasmien vd Bisschop took the victory in the Longines Grand Prix, followed by Latvia’s Kristaps Neretnieks on Moon Ray and Netherland’s Kevin Jochems on Cristelo.  

  • June 16, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Balve Optimum

    Last week, Longines was proud to take part for the first time in the Longines Balve Optimum as its Title Partner, Official Watch and Official Timekeeper. This Show jumping and Dressage competition takes place every summer since 1948 in the German city of Balve. This year, the equestrian event was held from June 13 to June 16.   Longines Marketing Vice President, Matthieu Baumgartner commented: "We are especially proud to associate our name with the Longines Balve Optimum. This new partnership reinforces our long-lasting passion for the equestrian universe, which dates back one century and half. More particularly, we, at Longines, attach a great importance to support events that are aligned with our core values of tradition, elegance and performance, which are perfectly embodied by the Longines Balve Optimum.”   On Sunday, 16 June, the Dressage rider Isabell Werth and her mount Emilio 107 claimed the title of the Longines Grosser Optimum Preis. Later that day, Felix Hassmann and his horse Cayenne WZ won the Longines Optimum Preis show jumping competition. To celebrate their victory, Longines was proud to present the two winners with elegant timepieces.   The spectators present in Balve had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: a model from the HydroConquest Collection. Combining technical 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.

  • June 08, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour of Cannes 2019

    As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour, Longines was proud to witness the victory of Niels Bruynseels on his amazing mare Gancia de Muze in the weekend’s highlight competition, namely the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. The brand was therefore delighted to grant him an elegant timepiece to celebrate his great performance.   The overall Longines Global Champions Tour ranking battle is already an intense affair, with Daniel Deusser (GER) leading the charge with 190 points, followed by Pieter Devos (BEL) with 178 points and Niels Bruynseels (BEL) with 134 points. This victory handed him the seventh golden ticket to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, which will be staged end of November in Prague.   This great weekend of intense competition was also 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 02, 2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Switzerland - Longines CSIO Schweiz St-Gallen

    It was one of the highlights of this year’s Longines CSIO St.Gallen: The prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Switzerland was won by France. He was followed by the Italian team on the second and the Swiss team on the third place. The winner received an elegant Longines watch from the brand’s President Walter von Känel.   Pénélope Leprévost (FRA) won the Longines Trophy, awarded to the best amazone of the whole event, and was also honoured with a Longines watch.   At the Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz on Friday, Steve Guerdat (SUI) on Venard de Cerisy won the competition, followed by Arthur Gustavo da Silva (SUI) on Inonstop van T Voorhof and Laura Renwick (GBR) on Dublin V.   The watch brand took the occasion to support JustWorld International through the Clear The Jump action. Each time a rider and his horse cross the Longines triple obstacle clear, the equivalent of 200 meals is offered to the association, which aims to lift children out of poverty. Thanks to this campaign, Longines has helped to offer 5000 meals for the benefit of the JustWorld International Foundation.   The Official Watch of this year’s Longines CSIO St.Gallen 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 Longines CSIO St.Gallen 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.