Longines Global Champions Tour - Monaco 2018
June 29, 2018
Shane Breen wins in thrilling competition at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco
The magical harbor of Monte-Carlo has offered a spectacular venue for the ninth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour. This three-day competition of top-class show jumping was marked by the victory of Shane Breen riding Ipswich van de Wolfsakker in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco on Saturday. This victory handed him the ninth golden ticket to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, where he will line up against the winners of the previous legs. Longines Ambassador of Elegance Jung Woo-Sung presented the Irish rider with an elegant Longines timepiece in recognition for his great performance.
Longines was indeed honored to welcome the new Ambassador of Elegance Jung Woo-Sung in this prestigious equestrian rendezvous as the praised South Korean actor, accomplished director and producer, perfectly expresses Longines’ motto “Elegance is an attitude”.
On Friday evening, Mona Ferry and Christian Rhomberg claimed victory 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. The Swiss watch brand participated in this competition with a team made up of Longines Ambassador of Elegance Jane Richard Philips and her husband Ignace Philips. They took the fifth place during this prestigious competition.
The Official Watch of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco is a ladies model from the Record collection, featuring a white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond indexes. This line combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand.
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Longines’ passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Three years later, it can be found on American racecourses, adopted by horse enthusiasts. In 1912, the company partnered for the first time with an international show jumping competition. Today Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes show-jumping, flat racing, endurance, driving, dressage and eventing competitions.Discover the Blue Horse
Follow the live results of all Longines competitions on www.longinestiming.com. Building on its in-house expertise, the Swiss watch brand Longines gradually built a special relationship with the world of sport. It can count now many years of experience as a timekeeper for world championships in sport or as a partner of international sports federations.www.longinestiming.com