Longines Masters of Hong Kong
February 09, 2017
The Longines Masters ended in Hong Kong with a tremendous final stage
Christian Ahlmann on Caribis Z won the most-awaited Longines Grand Prix of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon. The German rider passed Ludger Beerbaum on Casello and Max Kühner on Cornet Kalua, respectively ranked second and third, during this high level-showjumping competition. Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aaron Kwok was present to enjoy the performance of the riders and to present a Longines watch to the winner.
The Longines Grand Prix is the climax of each stage of the Longines Masters, from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, through Paris. This high level competition allows the riders to compete for the bonus of the series, 2.25 millions euros for three consecutive victories in the same season or 1 million euros for three consecutive victories one season to the next.
As Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines had the pleasure to time the performance of Daniel Deusser on Happiness van T Paradijs during the other highlight of the weekend, the Longines Speed Challenge. Pius Schwizer on Leonard de la Ferme CH and Bertram Allen on Quiet Easy, respectively ranked second and third, completed the podium of this thrilling competition.
Longines is also delighted to have presented the Official Watch of the event, a new model of The Longines Equestrian Collection, a line inspired by Longines’ passion for equestrian sports. This timepiece repeats the lines of the rectangular buckle found on the show bridle of the only Swiss horse breed, the Franches-Montagnes.
During the Longines Masters of Hong Kong, the Swiss watch brand celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Flagship collection trough an exhibition entitled Longines Flagship 1957-2017. At this occasion and for the very first time, historical watches were taken out of the Longines Museum in Switzerland, where they are usually kept. Visitors enjoyed an interactive digital system whereby they can view archives concerning this emblematic line.
As the Title Partner of the Longines Masters, Longines is already looking forward to the season III of the series, which will begin in Los Angeles, from 31 August to 3 September 2017.
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