Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix
December 15, 2018
Fantastic victory of Edwina Tops-Alexander who becomes the Champion of the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix
The Swiss watch brand Longines was delighted to be the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the brand new Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, which took place today in the magical Czech capital Prague. Gathering the 16 winners of each 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix leg and their best horses for the delight of the numerous spectators in attendance, this thrilling event perfectly combined remarkable sports performance with spectacular entertainment.
On this occasion, Australian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander on California emerged victorious, thus becoming the first Champion amongst the champions. A resounding win that is truly worthy of the claim, “When an historic victory turns you into a legend”. Ludger Beerbaum (GER) on Casello and Frank Schuttert (NED) on Chianti’s Champion secured second and third place respectively. In recognition of their great performance, they were granted elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Walter von Känel, Longines President.
As the Official Timekeeper of the Global Champions League Super Cup taking place on Sunday, we are looking forward to witnessing Jessica Springsteen, Longines Friend of the Brand, compete for the Miami Celtics.
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. This collection as well as many more are showcased in the Longines Boutique located in the heart of the O2 Arena.
Longines Global Champions Tour
As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour since 2013, the Swiss watch brand Longines is looking forward to the newly 2019 season, starting in Doha in March. The global circuit, which travels from The Americas to Europe and Asia, will include Canada and Stockholm for the first time.
A horse magazine
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