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2018; Prix de Diane Longines; new edition; equestrian;; Chantilly
2018-05-17
Horse Racing
2018 Prix de Diane Longines: new edition of the equestrian rendezvous of elegance in Chantilly

France Galop and Longines - the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the event - presented tonight to the press the 169th edition of the Prix de Diane Longines, which will take place on Sunday 17 June 2018 at the Chantilly Racecourse. This day embodies the elegance true to the Prix de Diane Longines and will be punctuated by eight thoroughbred races, including the highlight race, the Prix de Diane Longines, which is known as the world’s most important race for fillies.

On this occasion, young jockeys from all over the world and amateur lady riders from  the FEGENTRI (International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders) will respectively compete for the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars and Prix de La Reine Marie-Amélie Longines on the racecourse near the sumptuous Château de Chantilly. It has always been important to the Swiss watchmaking company to promote the talents’ of tomorrow and the amateurs’ passion to their favorite sport. Therefore, the brand is delighted to reward the races’ champions with an elegant timepiece.

Besides these high-level competitions, the Diane’s Village will live to the rhythm of the tens of thousands visitors attending, where nature reigns supreme. On this eventful day, the winning horse’s owner, trainer and jockey of the Prix de Diane Longines will be granted an elegant Longines watch from the hands of Chinese actress and Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Zhao Liying.

This day will also be the occasion for the spectators to discover the Official Watch of event, a new model of the Record collection. This line combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Moreover, this automatic timepiece houses a chronometer movement with unique properties, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The 2018 Prix de Diane Longines’ featured timepiece can be admired on the wrists of the finalists of the “Mademoiselle Diane by Longines” award, which celebrates the female racegoer with the most outstanding look and style. For the first time this year, the Swiss watch brand will have the pleasure to invite the spectators to discover its different collections, in its Boutique located at the very heart of the Diane’s Village.

Furthermore, Longines is delighted to support the exhibition “Painting the Races”, taking place at the Domain of Chantilly from 16 June to 14 October 2018, as its main patron. The Swiss watch brand is proud to be associated with this exhibition, which will allow the public to discover exceptional artworks, from the late 18th to the late 19th century, around the theme of horse racing. Indeed, the equestrian universe is essential for Longines as its history has been linked to it for more than 140 years.

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Jumping; Longines Global Champions Tour; Hamburg; Harrie Smolders
2018-05-14
Jumping
Longines Global Champions Tour - Hamburg

The fifth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, was rounded off this Saturday in Hamburg with the remarkable win of Harrie Smolders on Don VHP Z in the weekend’s highlight competition, namely the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Hamburg. Therefore, Longines was delighted to grant him an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great performance.

This prestigious event was the occasion chosen by the Swiss watch brand to highlight the Official Watch of the event, its new Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model. This timepiece represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality, and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.

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Erik Lindbergh; first; Longines Lindbergh Award
2018-05-09
Corporate
Erik Lindbergh celebrated as the first Longines Lindbergh Award recipient

Longines is delighted to announce that the first Longines Lindbergh Award recipient is Erik Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh’s grandson. Pilot, artist and designer, Erik Lindbergh follows the footsteps of his grandfather as he recreated his flight between New York and Paris in his own single-engine aircraft. Erik Lindbergh is also the Director of the Lindbergh Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering his grandparents belief in creating a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation.
 

On June 16, 1927, Charles Lindbergh received a $25,000 prize in New York, awarded for his non-stop New York to Paris flight timey by Longines. 90 years later, Longines decided to celebrate this achievement by creating a $25,000 prize, awarded each year to an adventurer or pioneer who has achieved a feat in his field, all in the spirit of elegance and performance dear to the brand.  The Longines Lindbergh Award will be presented for the first time in New York, at the New York Times Building, on May 21, the anniversary of the arrival of the famous aviator in Paris.%break%The ties between Longines and Charles Lindbergh were close.  Following his crossing, the aviator approached the watch brand to create a timepiece that meets his needs as an aviator, and thus was born the Longines Hour Angle watch, a veritable icon in the history of the company.

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Longines Kentucky Derby; May; 2018
2018-05-07
Horse Racing
Longines Honors Justify’s Kentucky Derby Victory

As the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Kentucky Derby, the Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to celebrate the victory of Justify in the 144th running of the event. To mark their remarkable victory against a field of impressive contenders, the brand awarded Justify’s owner, trainer and jockey with Longines timepieces at the winner’s party. The event was just the latest in Longines’ rich tradition of precision sports timekeeping.

 

Known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” the 144th edition did not disappoint. Justify narrowly edged out Good Magic and Audible to take the coveted prize money and the wreath of roses. The elegance of the spectacle culminated with the presentation of watches to jockey, Mike Smith, trainer, Bob Baffert, and owners WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, and Head of Plains Partners LLC by Mr. Pascal Savoy, Longines US Brand Manager, before an engaged crowd of spectators beneath the twin spires of Churchill Downs.

 

The Derby race represented the pinnacle of an exciting weekend of sport and elegance, with many highlights on and off the track. Earlier on Saturday, the Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile race was claimed by Proctor's Ledge and John Velazquez, who established a lead over On Leave and Jose Ortiz, close behind.

 

The day before, Longines served as the Title Partner of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, with an exciting win from Monomoy Girl and Florent Geroux. The annual Longines Prize for Elegance also made for an elegant spectacle from the most fashionably attired attendees at Churchill Downs, who worked the pink carpet in their finery, vying for the coveted Longines Prize for Elegance and the chance to win a Longines watch. Meghana Rajadhyaksha claimed the prize with their elegant ensemble and captivating hat.

 

Presenting the Official Watches of the Kentucky Derby week

 

The winning participant of the Longines Prize for Elegance received the Official Watch of the 2018 Longines Kentucky Oaks, a 25mm watch model from The Longines Master Collection. The elegant watch made a fittingly sophisticated gift for the prize winner, with its contemporary Longines blue dial, diamond indexes, and polished stainless-steel bracelet. Its self-winding movement and power reserve also ensure this Swiss-made Longines watch’s elegance is matched only by its precision and quality.

 

The Official Watch of the 144th Kentucky Derby is the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision”. This new model from Longines represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality, and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. This timepiece houses an exclusive movement, renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are likely responsible for its exceptional movement status, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added.

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Monomoy Girl’s; Longines Kentucky Oaks; Churchill Downs
2018-05-07
Horse Racing
Monomoy Girl’s Longines Kentucky Oaks Victory celebrated at Churchill Downs

Louisville, KY (USA) / St. Imier (Switzerland), May 4, 2018 – Swiss watchmaking brand Longines reprised its role as the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper, and Official Watch of the Longines Kentucky Oaks this year. Following an impressive victory in the Longines Kentucky Oaks race by Monomoy Girl ridden by Florent Geroux, Mr. Charles Villoz, Longines Vice President and Head of International Sales, joined the winning filly’s owner, trainer, and jockey in the winner’s circle, honoring them with a presentation of Longines watches in front of the enthusiastic spectators.


As the fourth most attended flat race in the United States, the Longines Kentucky Oaks has become a spectacle of elegance and performance in its own right. The day of sport and style celebrated female empowerment on the track, from the powerful 3-year old fillies who ran for the prize, to the women on the pink carpet at Churchill Downs, who turned out in their best for a chance to win the Longines Prize for Elegance. The panel of judges, which included reigning Miss America Cara Mund, selected the most elegant contestant amongst more than 100 participants. The winner was awarded the Official Watch of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, a blue model from The Longines Master Collection.

 

Presenting the Official Watches of the Longines Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby


The winning participant of the Longines Prize for Elegance received the Official Watch of the 2018 Kentucky Oaks, a 25mm watch model from the Longines Master Collection. The elegant watch made a fittingly sophisticated gift for the prize winner, with its contemporary Longines blue dial, glittering diamond indexes, and polished stainless-steel bracelet. Its self-winding movement and power reserve also ensure this Swiss-made Longines watch’s elegance is matched only by its precision and quality.

 

The Official Watch of the 144th Kentucky Derby is the Conquest V.H.P. model. This new “Very High Precision” model from Longines represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality, and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. This timepiece houses an exclusive movement, renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are likely responsible for its exceptional movement status, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added.

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Jumping; Longines Global Champions Tour; Madrid; Ben Maher
2018-05-07
Jumping
Longines Global Champions Tour - Madrid

The fourth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, of which Longines is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper, ended this Sunday in Madrid. The weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Madrid, was marked by the victory of Ben Maher on Explosion W. To celebrate his achievement, the British rider was awarded an elegant Longines timepiece, from the hands of Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing and Elena Orozco, Brand Manager of Longines Spain.

It was also the perfect occasion for the spectators to discover the Official Watch of the event, the new Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model. This timepiece represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality, and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. This timepiece houses an exclusive movement, renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field.

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