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New E-commerce, launch, China e-commerce
2017-10-18
Corporate
Longines launches its e-commerce platform in China

Since its founding in 1832, Longines watchmakers enjoy an expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. Today, as Longines unveils its official e-commerce platform in China, the Swiss watchmaker will extend its reach to the Chinese customers.

Longines has been running e-Commerce for years in the United States. Today, the opening of its first official e-commerce platform in China will help to provide services to a wider range of Chinese consumers. Longines will offer the same models and the same prices both online and offline in China. The brand will also provide several product options and detailed product information. The online information search has become an important step of the customer’s decision-making, and the e-commerce platform will also meet this new demand for comprehensive and authoritative product information.%break%

The Longines official e-commerce platform in China will present Longines complete collections and models to help customers to select their ideal watches, and a bracelet adjustment service before delivery so that the timepieces can be worn immediately. Online customer service is offered from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, and professional watch consultants will bring considerate and timely assistance to the customers.

 

 

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Longines FEI World Cup Western European League - Oslo Horse Show; Jumping; 2017
2017-10-17
Jumping
Longines FEI World Cup Western European League - Oslo Horse Show

The first leg of the 2017 / 2018 season of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League was marked by the victory of Daniel Deusser (GER) on Cornet in Oslo on Sunday 15 October 2017. Kevin Staut (FRA) on For Joy van’t Zorgvliet HDC arrived second while Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) on California finished third.

Longines is proud to be associated as the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping series (Western European, North American and China Leagues), where riders will compete for the qualifying points for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Paris in April 2018.

Besides, the spectators of this thrilling competition had the occasion to discover the Official watch of the event, a new blue model of the Longines Master Collection, a line representing the classical elegance and watchmaking expertise of the brand. The featured timepiece is a lady model in steel displaying a blue dial with diamond indexes matching its blue alligator strap and houses an automatic movement.
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Longines Beijing Masters; Jumping; 2017
2017-10-15
Jumping
Longines Beijing Masters

The Bird’s Nest was the host of the 2017 edition of the Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters and thus gathered the best Chinese and international riders for three intense days of competition. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines was proud to time the exceptional performance of Swedish rider Henrik von Eckermann on Cincitty who claimed the Longines Grand Prix, which rounded off the weekend. The podium was completed by Lauren Houghand on Leonidas and Christian Ahlmann on Cinetto. Taiwanese model and Longines Ambassador of Elegance Chi Ling Li who joined the brand in Beijing as a special guest, presented Henrik von Eckermann with an elegant Longines timepiece.

As the Official Watch of the Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters, Longines was highlighting a lady model from the Longines Equestrian Collection, a line created as an allegory to the equestrian world. This timepiece, featuring a checkerboard pattern dial, repeats the lines of the rectangular buckle found on the show bridle of the only Swiss horse breed, the Franches-Montagnes. The elegance of this model is elevated by a ribbon of diamonds that enhances the harmonious curves of the case.
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2018 commonwealth games; 175 days; countdown unveiled;
2017-10-12
Commonwealth Games
175 days until gold coast 2018 commonwealth games

Today, Swiss watchmaker Longines unveiled its countdown clock for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) of which it is the Official Timekeeper and Watch. 

The 5.2 metre tall, 1.75 tonne clock was unveiled by Longines Friend of the Brand and Commonwealth Games hopeful, Amy Pejkovic; GC2018 Ambassador and Swimmer, Cam McEvoy; along with children from St Pius’ Primary School Banyo.

Minister for the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones MP, Mr Peter Beattie AC, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman; Mrs Amelia Michael, General Manager Australia, Longines; former sprinter Matt Shirvington; and Borobi, the GC2018 Mascot were also on hand.

GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said, “Longines’ world-renowned experience in delivering timing, scoring and results were absolutely critical to delivering a great Games. With thousands of athletes competing across 18 sports and 7 para-sports Longines will be delivering precise timing, scoring and result services to feed the global broadcast and provide official results for every heat, match and final across every event at GC2018.”

Longines Friend of the Brand, Amy Pejkovic, said it was an honour to represent the brand for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“I’m excited to partner with Longines for GC2018.  I’m currently training hard and aiming to represent Australia on the Gold Coast next year. Competing at a home Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity and positions on the Aussie team will be hotly contested.  Everyone involved in Australian sports is really looking forward to the Commonwealth Games,” said Ms Pejkovic.

Children from St Pius’ Primary School, Banyo helped Cam McEvoy and Amy Pejkovic remove an 11 metre Longines navy silk from the Longines countdown clock which will count down the minutes, hours and days until the commencement of GC2018.

Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing, said: “Longines is delighted to be the Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, one of the major sporting events in the world. We are really proud that the organizers have placed their trust in our brand and chose us as Official Timekeeper for all the competitions held over the 11 days. We are looking forward to seeing remarkable sporting achievements, especially in Athletics, Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis, the sports we are partnering with during the Commonwealth Games.”

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Longines Ambassador of Elegance;Giulia Steingruber;Gymnastic; Bronze medal; 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
2017-10-12
Gymnastics
Congratulations to Giulia Steingruber on her bronze medal

Longines wishes to warmly congratulate its Ambassador of Elegance Giulia Steingruber on winning the bronze medal in the vault competition held on Saturday 7 October 2017. The Swiss artistic gymnast recently made her comeback to the competition after a long period of absence due to an injury. At the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montréal, Canada, she took a very good 7th place at the Final of the individual All-Around competition before earning third place in the vault. Giulia Steingruber achieved this feat one year after winning the same medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Longines FEI World Cup North American League - Rancho Murieta; Jumping; 2017
2017-10-10
Jumping
Longines FEI World Cup North American League - Rancho Murieta

On Saturday 7 October 2017, American rider Mandy Porter on Milano claimed victory at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League qualifier in Rancho Murieta. Jenni McAllister on Legis Touch the Sun (USA) finished second ahead of Richard Spooner (USA) on Chatinus. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the series, the Swiss watchmaker Longines was proud to present the winner with an elegant timepiece.

This world-class event was also the occasion for the spectators to discover the Official Watch, a lady model of the Longines Equestrian Collection, inspired by the rectangular buckle on the show bridle of the only Swiss horse breed, the Franches-Montagnes.

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