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A passion for elegance...

For decades Longines, a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products, has associated its name to the equestrian world and its events. Winged hourglass brand chronographs are designed with the same know-how, precision and excellence found in those who participate in the equestrian disciplines. This speaks of the brand’s commitment, enthusiasm and involvement in the promotion of equestrian sports like show jumping, flat racing and eventing competitions, to name a few.

Longines has drawn strength from this commitment throughout its centuries-long history. An etching featuring jockey and mount appeared on a chronograph as early as 1878: this was the first iteration of the unwavering attention Longines would focus on the equestrian world. Soon, the Longines name would become associated with timekeeping in the world of sports. At the close of the 19th century, the Saint-Imier brand proudly held its position of choice in the field of American racing. To this day, it continues to offer utmost precision, know-how and experience in sports timekeeping, being committed to those who organize worldwide equestrian events.

In 2013, Longines signed an agreement with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), making it the Official Partner and Official Watch of the Federation. It is through this partnership that the company awards the respective titles of Longines World’s Best Jockey and Longines World’s Best Racehorse in recognition of the jockey and racehorse that have garnered the year’s top overall results. In addition, the brand presents the annual Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, honouring the career of an important figure in the world of flat racing. Today, the Longines brand, which has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832, has become woven into the equestrian world, sharing not only its enduring history, but also many of its finer qualities: if the equestrian sports consolidate elegance, precision and performance, Longines timekeepers carry those very same virtues in its heart.

Contact information:

Relations Publiques Longines International
2610 Saint-Imier, Suisse
Email: publicrelations@longines.com
Website: longines.com

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