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On 17 November 2018, Egyptian rider Nayel Nassar steered Lordan to vicory at the Christian Heineking (GER) on Aje Cluny dashed to victory at the 10th leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM North American League in Las Vegas. Germany’s Wilhelm Genn on Bugatti arrived second ahead of Harley Brown (AUS) on Mylord Cornet. Longines is proud to be the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM North American League series.
On 10 November 2018, Nayel Nassar (EGY) and his mount Lordan claimed the ninth leg Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League in Thermal. American rider Eve Jobs on Venue d’Fees des Hazalles took the second place followed by Canada’s Lisa Carlsen on Parette. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League series, Longines was proud to grant Nayel Nassar with an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great performance.
Gathering the best international riders and horses in the world’s most beautiful cities for sixteen legs, the Longines Global Champions Tour ended in a blaze of glory in Doha. On Saturday, British rider Ben Maher on Explosion W won the weekend’s highlight competition, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Doha. In recognition of his performance, the winner Ben Maher received an elegant Longines timepiece from the hands of Charles Villoz, Vice President of Longines.
In addition, as the Qatar leg marked the end of the season, the results obtained by the riders enabled the establishment of the final 2018 overall Longines Global Champions Tour ranking. Ben Maher (Great Britain) was officially crowned winner of the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour, while Harrie Smolders (Netherlands) and Nicola Philippaerts (Belgium) secured second and third place respectively. In order to honour their outstanding performances during this year, all three received Longines timepieces from the hands of Charles Villoz, Longines Vice President.
Furthermore, Longines is looking forward to the brand new competition - the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix - which will be staged in the magical Czech capital Prague from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 December, and of which Longines is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper. Indeed, the winners of each Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix will be invited to compete in this premiere thrilling new format to decide who will come out on top of the world’s best athletes as the champion of the champions.
Last but not least, this international trial was the perfect occasion for the spectators to discover a model of the Record collection as the Official Watch of the event. Combining classic elegance and excellence, all pieces in this line are certified as “chronometers” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
On Saturday 10 November 2018, American rider McLain Ward and HH Gigi’s Girl claimed the eighth leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM held in Toronto. Compatriot Devin Ryan on Eddie Blue arrived second followed by Canada’s All Ramsay on Hermelien vd Hooghoeve on home soil. As the Title Partner, Officail Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League series, the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines was delighted to grant the winner Mclain Ward with an elegant timepiece.
As Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of Meydan and with a commitment to the equestrian arena that continues to grow stronger, Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to present a total of seven races at Meydan Rececourse in Dubai on the evening of November 8.
On this occasion, the winged hourglass brand presented the Official Watch of the event: a model from the sporty Conquest V.H.P. collection, displaying an elegant blue dial.
The new Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” watch by Longines represents the ultimate step in quartz precision wristwatches, featuring timekeeping technology pioneered by the Swiss brand. This watch is equipped with a movement developed by the ETA manufacturing company exclusively for Longines. The movement of the Conquest V.H.P. is renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 s/yr), and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field using the GPD (gear position detection) system. This Longines watch’s attractive features are further complemented by its superior battery life and a perpetual calendar.