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To mark the opening of the alpine skiing season, Longines is presenting the Conquest Chronograph by Mikaela Shiffrin

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10/26/2018

To mark the opening of the alpine skiing season, Longines is presenting the Conquest Chronograph by Mikaela Shiffrin

As the Official Partner of the International Ski Federation (FIS), Longines is proud to put its expertise in sports timekeeping to use in the realms of alpine skiing for the trials of the FIS World Cup and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. As the preferred partner of the world of skiing, the brand is presenting a new model from its Conquest sports collection, customised by its Ambassador of Elegance Mikaela Shiffrin, with whom Longines has just extended a long-term contract. This new model was unveiled today as part of the FIS Forum held in Sölden, Austria, on the eve of the first races of the FIS World Cup, and in the presence of the brand’s President, Walter von Känel. 

The blue aventurine dial of the Conquest Chronograph by Mikaela Shiffrin, along with hints of red on the chronograph’s flange and hands, evoke the colours of the American flag, honoring the skier's home country and her famous ski suit. For the first time, Longines is offering a dial made of aventurine, a fine gemstone with colours that shift and come to life under variations in light. The glitter evokes the sparkling snow cover which drapes the ski slopes carved out by this champion. Moreover, the caseback of this timepiece features a special engraving that shows Mikaela Shiffrin’s silhouette, along with her signature.

 

Longines, in keeping with its desire to support the next generation of athletes, is pleased to award the Longines Rising Ski Stars prize, which goes to the top female skier under 21 and the top male skier under 23 during the FIS World Cup season. Winners will receive a Longines watch, a trophy and a cheque at the end of the season, which will wrap up in Soldeu, Andorra, in March 2019.

To mark the opening of the alpine skiing season, Longines is presenting the Conquest Chronograph by Mikaela Shiffrin

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