Longines Global Champions Tour - Valkenswaard
August 11, 2018
Frank Schuttert (NED) galloped to victory at the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard
The fourteenth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour gathered this weekend some of the world’s best riders and horses. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Tour, Longines is proud to have timed the victory of Frank Schuttert on Chianti’s Champions, ahead of Marcus Ehning (GER) on Cornado NRW and Christian Ahlmann (GER) on Tokyo, during the weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard. In recognition for his great achievement, Longines was delighted to grant the winner Frank Schuttert an elegant timepiece.
The Dutch leg of the 2018 series was the perfect opportunity for Longines to highlight a model from the Record collection as the Official Watch of the event. This line combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Moreover, the automatic timepieces of this line house a chronometer movement with unique properties, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
This victory in Valkenswaard handed Frank Schuttert the fourteenth golden ticket to the Longines Global Champions Super Tour Grand Prix, where he will lineup against the winners of the previous legs. For the very first time, the final event will be staged in the magical Czech capital Prague, promising unforgettable excitement for all equestrian sports enthusiasts in attendance.
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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
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