On 27 January 2019, Sweden’s rider Henrik von Eckermann on Toveks Mary Lou finished first at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup competition in Amsterdam. Pius Schwitzer (CH) on Cortney Cox arrived second followed by Germany’s Daniel Deusser on Tobago Z. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League Series, the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines was proud to grant Henrik von Eckermann an elegant timepiece as a reward for his great win.
Longines is Official Partner, Official Chronometer and Official Watch of the FEI. The watch brand also is the Title Partner of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ - Western European League. At Sunday’s spectacular Swiss leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ - Western European League, the best pair was Martin Fuchs (SUI) and Clooney who imposed themselves over Marc Houtzager (NED) on Sterrehof's Calimero and Pieter Devos (BEL) on Apart respectively second and third. The winner was presented with an elegant Longines timepiece to celebrate her victory. At the Longines Grand Prix on Friday, Niels Bruynseels (BEL) on Delux van T & L won the competition, followed by Marc Houtzager (NED) on Sterrehof's Calimero and Philippe Rozier (FRA) on Cristallo A Lm. The Longines CSI Basel is the perfect setting for Longines to present the Official Watch of this year’s event, an elegant model from the Record collection that features a mother-of-pearl dial and is set with diamonds. The Record range combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Each of its calibers includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The partnership between the brand and the Longines CSI Basel reinforces the brand’s traditional commitment in equestrian sports and make it a major player in this field. Longines has been associated with the equestrian world since its inception. The oldest known Longines watch decorated with equestrian motifs dates from 1869, and ushered in a handsome series of equestrian-themed pocket watches. The brand’s early ties with horses encouraged the watchmakers of Saint-Imier to pursue advances in sports timekeeping for equestrian competitions. In 1878, the winged hourglass brand developed its first chronograph movement, the legendary 20H. In addition, the Swiss watch brand was associated for the first time with a show jumping event in 1912. Today, Longines is passionately committed to the equestrian world and its various disciplines.
This weekend, the Longines China Tour in Guangzhou was marked by the victory of French rider Olivier Guillon on Cognac du Vlist Z in the Longines Grand Prix. He was followed by China’s Tongyan Liu on Yu Long Qi Ki and Hong Kong’s Patrick Lam on Freedom. The French rider also claimed the Longines Challenge on Saturday, and Jeroen De Winter and Zafira and Maodong Yuan on Syrius du Bocoage finished second and third respectively. The Swiss watch brand Longines is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines China Tour and as such, the brand highlighted a lady model from the Record collection as the Official Watch of the event in Guangzhou. Featuring a mother-of-pearl dial and diamond indexes, this watch is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).