The Longines Grand Prix of the Région Normandie concludes a successful second edition of the Longines Deauville Classic
August 18, 2018
The ouststanding victory of French rider Mathieur Billot in the Longines Grand Prix of the Région Normandie concluded the second edition of the Longines Deauville Classic, consisting this year of four days of competition. The winning rider finished ahead of Great Britain’s Guy Williams on Rouge de Ravel and his fellow countryman Kevin Staut on Vendome d'Anchat HDC, second and third respectively.
The performance of Mathieu Billot was celebrated by Longines – represented by its Vice president and Head of International Marketing – who presented him with an elegant timepiece.
The Official Watch of the Longines Deauville Classic
During the event, the Swiss watch brand highlighted a model from the Record collection, as the Official Watch. This steel 40-mm diameter model displays a white matt dial with 12 painted roman numerals. Its automatic movement includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
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