From 28 August to 1 September 2019, Longines was proud to be the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the 2019 Longines FEI Eventing European Championships, which gathered in Luhmühlen (GER) the best riders and horses of the discipline for five days of intense competitions. Requiring both the horses to be extremely versatile and the riders to have exceptional skills, the Eventing discipline perfectly illustrates Longines’ values, as it requires elegance of dressage, precision of show jumping, as well as speed and courage of cross-country. Held in Luhmühlen for an incredible sixth time (1975, 1979, 1987, 1999 and 2011), the 2019 Longines FEI Eventing European Championships saw the victory of team Germany, made up of Ingrid Klimke, Michael Jung, Andreas Dibowski and Kai Rüder, as well as the win of Ingrid Klimke and her mount SAP Hale Bob OLD in the individual title. To celebrate their great performances, Longines was delighted to present the winners with elegant timepieces. On this occasion, Longines was also honored to highlight the Official Watch of the event, a model from the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection. This line 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. Equipped with an exclusive movement renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds a year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, the Conquest V.H.P. has thus positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.
Successfully defending the title won by his wife Jonelle last year, Tim Pize (NZL) won the Longines CCI5*-L with Ascona M in a nail-biting finish. Tom McEwen (GBR) with Figaro van het Broekxhof and Alex Bragg (GBR) with Zagreb finished second and third respectively.
As its Title Partner and Official Timekeeper, the Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to take part in the newly named Longines PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden held from 7-10 June 7-10, 2019 in the Biebrich Schlosspark, and featuring events in show jumping, dressage, eventing and vaulting. This international fixture was chosen by Longines to announce its new partnership with Dressage rising star Sönke Rothenberger, who finished second with Santiago R in the Longines Grand Prix Kür, won by Ingrid Klimke. The highlight trial of the event, Longines Grand Prix Großer Preis der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden, was claimed by Chloe Reid on Luis P, followed by Charlotte Bettendorf on Hope Street and Lucas Porter on C Hunter. The Swiss watch brand was proud to present Ingrid Klimke and Chloe Reid with elegant Longines timepieces in recognition for the great performance.