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  • 12/19/2019

    Horse Racing

    Longines Hong Kong International Races 2019

    The Longines Hong Kong International Races delivered a thrilling conclusion to the year, featuring some of the world’s best horses and jockeys in no fewer than four Group 1 races. Joao Moreira claimed the Longines Hong Kong Vase and the Longines Hong Kong Sprint, aboard Glory Vase and Beat the Clock respectively, while Admire Mars led by Christophe Soumillon claimed the Longines Hong Kong Mile. Finally, Masami Matsuoka and Win Bright emerged victorious in the Longines Hong Kong Cup. In its role of Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines was proud to reward the winning teams with elegant Longines timepieces. Besides, the brand’s Ambassador of Elegance Aaron Kwok had the pleasure to be part of the prize-giving ceremony of the Longines Hong Kong Cup. In addition, the Swiss watch brand highlighted a new model from The Longines Master Collection as the Official Watch of the 2019 Longines Hong Kong International Races. A symbol of the brand’s watchmaking expertise, this line perfectly embodies the values of excellence and elegance that have contributed to building the brand’s reputation across the world. Powered by a new self-winding movement developed exclusively for Longines, these timepieces are characterized by a moon phase indicator and a refined aesthetic.

  • 12/19/2019

    Horse Racing

    Karis Teetan emerges victorious in the 2019 LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship

    Mauritian jockey Karis Teetan shined tonight at Happy Valley racecourse (Hong Kong SAR), as he claimed the LONGINES International Jockeys' Championship title. Finishing ahead of Ryan Moore and Vincent Ho, Karis Teetan accumulated the biggest score in the four feature races of the evening, with 20 points in total. During the prize-giving ceremony, LONGINES was delighted to present the winner with an elegant timepiece. As the Official Watch of the LONGINES International Jockeys' Championship, the brand highlighted a model from The LONGINES Master Collection. Powered by a new self-winding movement developed exclusively for LONGINES, these timepieces are characterised by a moon phase indicator and a refined aesthetic, creating a balance between technical excellence and classic elegance. Later this week, the jockeys will once again be honoured with the “LONGINES World’s Best Jockey Award” ceremony, to be held during the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Gala Dinner, on Friday December 6. Finally, on Sunday December 8, the week will be rounded off with the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, which include the LONGINES Hong Kong Vase, the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint, the LONGINES Hong Kong Mile and the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup.  

  • 12/19/2019

    Horse Racing

    Suave Richard galloped to victory in the 2019 edition of the Japan Cup in association with Longines

    On Sunday, 24 November, the iconic Tokyo Racecourse, Japan, hosted the 39th edition of the Japan Cup in association with Longines. As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of this thrilling sport event, Longines was delighted to time the victory of Suave Richard, ridden by Oisin Murphy, in the feature race. The Japanese horse was followed by Curren Bouquetd’or, ridden by Akihide Tsumura, and Wagnerian, ridden by Yuga Kawada. The winning team was presented with elegant timepieces from the hands of Longines President, Walter von Känel, and Longines Vice President Marketing, Matthieu Baumgartner.   Established in Tokyo since 1981, the Japan Cup in association with Longines is a 2400 meters international Group 1 turf race for horses aged 3 years or older. The event is the biggest race in the country and belongs to the most prestigious ones in the world.    The Japan Cup in association with Longines was a unique opportunity for the brand to highlight the Official Watch of the event, a new model from The Longines Master Collection. Powered by a new self-winding movement developed exclusively for Longines, this timepiece is characterized by a moon phase indicator and a refined aesthetic, creating a balance between technical excellence and classic elegance.

  • 11/15/2019

    Horse Racing

    Longines to continue as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course

    Longines and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), today announced the renewal of their partnership. The Swiss watch brand will continue to serve as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.   As part of this agreement, Longines will be designated as the Official Timekeeper, Official Watch and Preferred Partner of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, the centerpiece of the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival held during the first weekend of June. First launched as a multi-day event in 2015, the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival included 18 stakes races over three days, including an unprecedented eight Grade 1 races on Belmont Stakes Day.   This partnership renewal also means that Longines will continue to serve as the Title Partner of the Grade 1 Longines Just A Game on Belmont Stakes Day as well as the Grade 1 Longines Test at Saratoga Race Course, which is contested on Whitney Day.%break%"We are especially proud to renew our collaboration with NYRA, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, as Preferred Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch,” said Longines Vice President Marketing, Matthieu Baumgartner. “Through these partnerships, our brand is honored to take an active part in Belmont Stakes Day and the Whitney Day. This exciting collaboration reinforces our long-lasting passion for horse racing, which dates back more than 140 years.”   NYRA and Longines first partnered in 2012, and Longines has played a central role in each subsequent year at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.   “NYRA is pleased to partner with Longines and to feature this renowned brand as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course,” said NYRA Chief Revenue Officer Tony Allevato. “We are also pleased to have Longines join us at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course for two of racing’s most prestigious events – Belmont Stakes Day and Whitney Day.”

  • 11/02/2019

    Horse Racing

    Breeders' Cup World Championships

    Swiss watch brand Longines served as the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper, and Official Watch of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which took place on Friday 1  and Saturday 2 November in Santa Anita, CA (USA). On Saturday, Vino Rosso and his jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., galloped to victory in the Longines Breeders’ Cup. On the same day, Longines returned as the Title Partner of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, won by Blue Prize, as well as of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, won by Bricks and Mortar. The winning connections of these three races received elegant timepieces from the hands of Longines representatives.   The weekend was also marked by the much-awaited Longines Prize for Elegance, in keeping with the brand’s motto ‘Elegance is an Attitude’. The fashion contest celebrated individual expressions of elegance, rewarding those Breeders’ Cup attendees who exude style, sophistication and confidence with a Longines timepiece.   As the Official Watch of the Breeders’ Cup, Longines was also delighted to highlight a new model from The Longines Master Collection. Powered by a new self-winding movement developed exclusively for Longines, this timepiece is characterized by a moon phase indicator and a refined aesthetic, creating a balance between technical excellence and classic elegance.

  • 10/28/2019

    Horse Racing

    Longines to extend its partnership with the Breeders’ Cup

    Longines is proud to renew its collaboration with the Breeders' Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing's most famous international events.  As part of this new agreement, the Swiss watch brand becomes the Title Partner of the newly named Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.   A brand that has been rooted in equestrian universe for 150 years, Longines has been an important Breeders’ Cup partner since 2014. In addition to acting as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the renowned watchmaker continues to serve as the Title Partner for the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf and the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff. The brand also officiates the Longines Prize for Elegance competition, celebrating the World Championships’ most elegant man and woman each year.   “For years, Longines’ unwavering support of the Breeders’ Cup and the horse racing industry has been extraordinary, and we are greatly pleased that they have expanded our partnership to a new level,” said Drew Fleming, Executive Vice President and COO of Breeders' Cup. “The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic is one of the world’s greatest horse races and it’s hard to imagine a better brand fit when matched with the elegance and prestige of Longines.”%break%“Longines is pleased to renew its association with the Breeders’ Cup and to become the Title Partner of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic”, said Matthieu Baumgartner, Longines Vice President Marketing. “Our involvement in horse racing dates back to the 1870s, when Longines developed its first chronograph movement, used on the American racetracks. 140 years later, as the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the much-awaited Breeders’ Cup, Longines reaffirms its long-lasting passion with the discipline.”   The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, a two-day event consisting of 14 races, continues to be recognized as one of the world’s most exciting gathering of the sport’s greatest horses, jockeys, trainers, owners and breeders. The 2019 event will take place on November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic will take place on Saturday, November 2, and will be televised live and in primetime on NBC.

  • 10/23/2019

    Horse Racing

    Longines HKIR Prelude Race Night

    Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR), 23 October 2019 – Swiss watch brand LONGINES was proud to time today at Happy Valley racecourse the LONGINES Night Races, the much-awaited horseracing rendezvous which kicks off the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races week. Happy Time was led to victory by Australian jockey Zac Purton in the highlight and sixth race of the evening, the LONGINES Cup. The winning owner, jockey and trainer each received an elegant LONGINES timepieces, presented by Ms. Karen Au Yeung, Vice President of LONGINES Hong Kong. During the event, the brand highlighted a ladies model from The LONGINES Master Collection, a line which blends classic elegance and excellence, for the greatest pleasure of watchmaking enthusiasts. This 29-mm steel model displays a sunray blue dial featuring diamond indexes and silvered polished hands. Fitted with an automatic movement, this elegant timepiece is complimented by a stainless steel bracelet. As part of its partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Swiss watch brand is also the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races week, including the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship held on Wednesday December 4th.  In addition, at the LHKIR Gala Dinner jointly presented by LONGINES and the Hong Kong Jockey Club on Friday December 6th, the “2019 LONGINES World Best Jockey Award” will be presented to recognize the best jockey in the world.   On Sunday December 8th, during the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, LONGINES will have the pleasure to welcome its Ambassador of Elegance Aaron Kwok. The acclaimed local superstar will present the LONGINES Prize for Elegance to the most elegant lady of the Sha Tin Racecourse on that day.   LONGINES’ passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and its horse that could be used for precise timing to a second. As of 1881, this model was extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, and was soon being used by most of the sports judges in New York. Today, LONGINES’ involvement in equestrian sports includes horseracing, show jumping, driving, eventing and dressage competitions.

  • 10/19/2019

    Horse Racing

    QIPCO British Champions Day

    As Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of Ascot Racecourse, Longines, was proud to provide its timekeeping expertise to the five thrilling races of the QIPCO British Champions Day this weekend, including the QIPCO British Champions Stakes, claimed by Magical and its jockey, Donnacha O’Brien.   The Official Watch of the QIPCO British Champions Day was a new Lady model from the Conquest Classic collection, skillfully combining modernity with the refinement that defines the brand. Elegant and sleek, this latest creation is both resolutely feminine and boldly contemporary. Designed to set the pace of the modern woman’s day, the watch will delight those who masterfully weave together the many facets of their lives.

  • 10/06/2019

    Horse Racing

    Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Longines Prix de l'Opéra, Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines

    On Sunday 6 October 2019, in ParisLongchamp (France), Waldgeist led by Pierre-Charles Boudot crossed first the finishing line of the 2,400-metre Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, rewarding the ten thousands of spectators with a truly thrilling race day. As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the event, the Swiss watch brand Longines was also proud to present the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines, won by Glass Slippers led by Tom Eaves and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines, which was claimed by Villa Marina ridden by Olivier Peslier. To celebrate their outstanding performance, Longines rewarded the jockey, trainer and owner of both winning horses with elegant Longines timepieces.   For the 9th consecutive year, Longines was proud to be associated to all races held during Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. This most awaited horseracing event earned its worldwide reputation receiving the prestigious 2015, 2017 and 2018 Longines World’s Best Horse Race awards. In the context of its partnership with France Galop, Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the racecourses of Chantilly, Deauville and Longchamp, as well as the Title Partner of the Prix de Diane Longines. The brand is also the Official Partner of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club.   The Official Watch As the Official Watch of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Longines presented a new model from The Longines Master Collection, featuring a silver dial and a moon phase indicator. A symbol of Longines’ watchmaking expertise, The Longines Master Collection perfectly embodies the values of excellence and elegance that have contributed to building the brand’s reputation across the world.

  • 09/15/2019

    Horse Racing

    Longines Irish Champions Weekend

    The Longines Irish Champions Weekend featured the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, won by Ryan Moore on Magical and the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh, claimed by Chris Hayes on Search For A Song. Longines rewarded winning owners, trainers and jockeys of these two prestigious races with Longines watches. In addition, Longines presented the Longines Prize of Elegance at the Leopardstown and Curragh racetracks, and rewarded the most elegant lady and gent of each day with elegant timepieces.