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  • 12/30/2019

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Western European League - Jumping Mechelen

    This afternoon at the Jumping Mechelen, in Belgium, German rider Christian Ahlmann on Clintrexo Z claimed the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ leg, in front of France’s Kevin Staut on Edesa's Cannary, second and Netherlands’ Harrie Smolders on Don VHP Z N.O.P., third. Ahlmann was presented with an elegant timepiece from the Swiss watch brand Longines, Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League.

  • 12/23/2018

    Jumping

    Longines FEI World Cup Western European League - London Olympia Horse show 2018

    On Saturday 22 December 2018, Great Britain’s rider Robert Whitaker on El Wee Widge earned first place on home soil at the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM during Olympia, the London International Horse Show. Laura Kraut (USA) on Confu arrived second followed by Holly Smith (GBR) on Claddagh Iroko. The winner of this exciting competition was granted an elegant Longines watch by the Swiss watchmaking brand, which is the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Western European League.

  • 12/18/2018

    Corporate

    Longines launches a new boutique in Singapore at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road

    Longines celebrated the opening of its new Singapore boutique at Wisma Atria in the presence of Chi Ling Lin, Longines Ambassador of Elegance. Spanning over 1,500 square feet, it is the largest Longines boutique in Singapore. Watch collectors, members of the press and invited guests witnessed the opening ceremony and joined in the celebrations.

  • 12/16/2018

    Jumping

    Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix

    The Swiss watch brand Longines was delighted to be the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the brand new Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, which took place today in the magical Czech capital Prague. Gathering the 16 winners of each 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix leg and their best horses for the delight of the numerous spectators in attendance, this thrilling event perfectly combined remarkable sports performance with spectacular entertainment. On this occasion, Australian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander on California emerged victorious, thus becoming the first Champion amongst the champions. A resounding win that is truly worthy of the claim, “When an historic victory turns you into a legend”. Ludger Beerbaum (GER) on Casello and Frank Schuttert (NED) on Chianti’s Champion secured second and third place respectively. In recognition of their great performance, they were granted elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Walter von Känel, Longines President. As the Official Timekeeper of the Global Champions League Super Cup taking place on Sunday, we are looking forward to witnessing Jessica Springsteen, Longines Friend of the Brand, compete for the Miami Celtics. Over the weekend, Longines has highlighted the Official Watch of the event, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, representing a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. Displaying a silver dial, this timepiece houses an ultra-precise movement (+- 5 seconds/year), as well as a perpetual calendar. This collection as well as many more are showcased in the Longines Boutique located in the heart of the O2 Arena. Longines Global Champions Tour As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour since 2013, the Swiss watch brand Longines is looking forward to the newly 2019 season, starting in Doha in March. The global circuit, which travels from The Americas to Europe and Asia, will include Canada and Stockholm for the first time.

  • 12/14/2018

    Other

    Longines takes part in the Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018

    On December 13 and 14, Longines was proud to take part for the fifth consecutive year in the Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018 as the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch. The tournament was won by Team Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai players, Maxi Malacalza, Rashid Albwardy and Saoud Khoory, who were presented an elegant Longines watch.   The Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018 was a unique opportunity for the winged hourglass brand to present the Official Watch of the competition: a sporty model from the Conquest V.H.P. “very High Precision” collection.   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 an exclusive movement 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. These attractive features are further complemented by its superior battery life and a perpetual calendar.

  • 12/10/2018

    Horse Racing

    2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony Set for London

    The 2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held on 23 January 2019 in London, England. For the first time, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) have selected The Landmark as the host site.   The ceremony, now in its sixth year, will honour the three highest-rated horses in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings as well as the Longines World’s Best Horse Race. In the previous edition, Arrogate (USA) was celebrated as the 2017 Longines World’s Best Racehorse, while the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which was won by Enable (GB), won the title of 2017 Longines World’s Best Horse Race.%break%The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are established by international handicappers according to the performance of the horses in top races. The highest rated race is determined by averaging the rankings of the first four placed horses. The full list and further information on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are both available on the IFHA website http://www.ifhaonline.org.   The trophy celebrating the Longines World’s Best Racehorse is a crystal vase named Equus, whereas the Longines World’s Best Horse Race trophy represents a proud horse head. Every year, the trophies are engraved with the name of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Horse Race respectively, and the representatives of the winners are presented with an elegant Longines watch.

  • 12/09/2018

    Horse Racing

    Longines celebrates the re-opening of its Ocean Center boutique in Hong Kong

    Today, Longines had the pleasure to celebrate the official re-opening of its boutique located in the Ocean Center Mall, in Tsim Sha Tsui, the most important shopping district in Hong Kong. This special occasion was marked by the presence of the brand’s Ambassador of Elegance and acclaimed South Korean actor Jung Woo-Sung, who also attended the Longines Hong Kong International Races in Sha Tin racecourse in the afternoon. Together with Karen Au Yeung, Vice President of Longines Hong Kong, Walter von Känel, Longines President and Kevin Rollenhagen, Managing Director of Swatch Group Hong Kong Limited, Jung Woo-Sung took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the delight of the guests and representatives from the media in attendance.

  • 12/09/2018

    Horse Racing

    Longines Hong Kong International Races 2018

    For the delight of all the enthusiastic race fans in attendance, the Longines Hong Kong International Races featured this year again stunning performances from some of the world’s best racehorses and jockeys. As regards the four international Group 1 races held on that day, the Longines Hong Kong Vase was claimed by Exultant ridden by Zac Purton, who also grabbed the first place in the Longines Hong Kong Mile aboard Beauty Generation. Mr Stunning led by Karis Teetan triumphed in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint, while the Longines Hong Kong Cup was won by Glorious Forever and Silvestre de Sousa. This unmissable event, of which the Swiss watch brand has been the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper since 2012, is year after year the perfect illustration that racing excellence can successfully combine with great refinement. Indeed, Longines lent an elegant touch to this world-class event by inviting acclaimed South Korean actor and Ambassador of Elegance Jung Woo-Sung to attend the race day, and to present the Longines Prize for Elegance to the most elegant female spectator in attendance. Earlier that day, the brand officially celebrated the re-opening of its Ocean Center boutique, located in Tsim Sha Tsui, the most important shopping district in Hong Kong. Together with Jung-Woo Sung, Walter von Känel, Longines President, Kevin Rollenhagen, Managing Director of Swatch Group Hong Kong Limited and Karen Au Yeung, Vice President of Longines Hong Kong, took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of guests and representatives from the media. As the Official Watch of the Longines Hong Kong International Races, Longines was proud to highlight a model of the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision”. Featuring a blue dial, this timepiece is equipped with an exclusive movement renowned for its high degree of precision (± 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. In the true essence of Conquest, the ultimate sports line, this exceptional timepiece brings together high technicality and dynamic aesthetic. The Conquest V.H.P. has thus positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.

  • 12/09/2018

    Jumping

    Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Western European League - Casa Novas - Winter Festival

    On 9 December 2018, Australia’s rider Edwina Tops-Alexander on Vinchester finished first at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup competition in La Coruña, of which Longines is the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch. The Australian rider, who already won the same leg last year, was followed by Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano on Chalou and Ludger Beerbaum (GER) on Cool Feeling. This international show jumping event also hosted the Longines Grand Prix on Saturday night. On this occasion, Belgium’s Gudrun Patteet on Sea Coast Pebbles Z finished first ahead of compatriot Dominique Hendrickx on Kannabis van de Bucxtale and Spanish rider Gerardo Menendez Mieres on Costello DC. The winners of those two top-level show jumping competitions were granted an elegant Longines timepiece as a reward for their great win.

  • 12/08/2018

    Other

    Mathieu Faivre, new member of the Longines Family

    In the context of the French stage of the FIS Alpine World Cup in Val d’Isère this weekend, the Swiss watch brand Longines is proud to announce that alpine skier Mathieu Faivre has joined the Longines Family. Early in his career, Mathieu Faivre was already considered as a young hopeful of alpine skiing in his country. He is indeed a specialist in Giant Slalom.   This new collaboration echoes Longines’ long lasting involvement in alpine skiing, as Official Partner and Timekeeper of the FIS. By welcoming Mathieu Faivre in the prestigious Longines Family, the winged hourglass brand strengthens its support to the champions of tomorrow.