[April 6, 2014, Chengdu, China / Soymia, Switzerland] Longines, a well-known Swiss watchmaker, was named the official timekeeper of the first ‘Chengdu Dubai International Cup’ horse race. With designated watches, this horse racing event is organized by the Meydan Group. Longines presented two exciting events in the competition staged on April 6th: the 2200m speed race-Chengdu Dubai International Cup, and the 1600m and above speed race-Wenjiang Meydan Classic. The rider Royston Ffrench took the horse racing ‘Mutual Force’ to win the Chengdu Dubai International Cup, and the Wenjiang Maidan classic race was won by rider Sam Hitchcott and horse racing ‘Colour Guard’ won together. The timing technology of the competition is provided by Longines, and the competition itself perfectly reflects the Longines brand philosophy-‘Elegance is an Attitude’. At the same time, Longines took the opportunity to elegantly present the Conquest Classic watch created by the brand for equestrian sports.
Wink Maidan Classic Race Champion Sam Hitchcock and Horse Race Cross the Finish Line Presented by Longines
The first Chengdu · Dubai International Cup horse race was held on April 6, 2014 in Chengdu, China. International horses participating in this race will be subject to import and export quarantine, which also makes this race the first truly international horse race in China. As the official timekeeper for all equestrian events under the Maidan Group, Longines is proud to be the official timekeeper and designated watch for the first Chengdu Dubai International Cup Horse Race. The Chengdu Dubai International Cup is a horse racing event organized by the Maidan Group, and Longines presents two exciting events in the competition: the 2200 m speed race-the Chengdu Dubai International Cup and the speed race above 1600 m- Wenjiang Maidan Classic. In the end, the horse racing ‘Mutual Force’ and rider Royston Frank won the Chengdu Dubai International Cup, and the Wenjiang Maidan classic championship was won by the horse racing ‘Colour Guard’ and rider Sam Hitchcock. . Mr. Walter von Känel, Longines Global President, and Mr. Li Li, Vice President of Longines China, respectively present masterpieces of Longines timepieces to the champion, and at the same time, present the ‘Longines’ Elegant Dress Award ‘and an exquisite Longines elegant watch.
Li Li, Vice President of Longines China, presents prizes to Sam Hitchcock, winner of the Wenjiang Maidan Classic, and the owner and trainer
Longines takes advantage of the competition to elegantly present the designated watch of the competition-the Compaq series. This series of watches is created by the brand for equestrian sports, adhering to the brand’s elegant, traditional and exquisite craftsmanship watchmaking concepts, all equipped with automatic winding mechanical Core, incorporating modern technology and precision.
Chengdu Dubai International Cup champion rider Royston Frank presented by Longines watches momentarily passing through Longines watch timing device
The origin of Longines and equestrian sports can be traced back to 1878. At that time, Longines produced a chronograph stopwatch that was enough to be recorded in history. This stopwatch was engraved with a rider and his mount. As early as 1881, this chronograph began to provide equestrian enthusiasts and jockeys in New York with unparalleled chronological performance. Today, Longines participates in equestrian sports including obstacle course, flat horse racing and endurance races.
Longines Global President Huoke Nuo presents awards to Chengdu Dubai International Cup rider Royston Frank and horse owner and trainer
With its consistent support for world horse racing, Longines is a partner of many prestigious horse racing, including the Dubai Horse World Cup, Longines Diana Horse Grand Prix, Royal Ascot Jockey Club, Arc de Triomphe Grand Prix , Hohhot Horse Culture Festival, Inner Mongolia, China, Longines Watch Emir Chiefs Awards, Longines Watch Singapore Gold Cup, Melbourne Cup Horse Racing Festival, Longines Horse Racing America Cup, Longines Watch Lydia Tesio Horse Racing Grand Prix, Longines Watch The Baden Horse Racing Grand Prix, Longines Hong Kong International, and the traditional ‘Triple Crown’ horse racing series including the Kentucky Derby, and the upcoming Longines Latin America Grand Prix. Chengdu · Dubai International Cup horse race. At the same time, Longines has become the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the Organización Latinoamericana de Fomento del Sangre Pura de Carrera (OSAF) and the International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders (FEGENTRI), the official partner and designated watch.
Longines Compat Series Stainless Steel Rose Gold Men’s Watch Watch Number: L2.722.214.171.124 Price: RMB 29,900
The addition of the Longines Companion series adds a beautiful view to Longines’ watchmaking tradition, and has earned it a reputation and success throughout the world. This watch is 40 mm in diameter and has a steel and rose gold case and bracelet with a built-in L619 mechanical movement. The silver dial is engraved with 3 Arabic numerals and 9 luminous small scales, displaying hours, minutes and seconds, and the date display window is located at 3 o’clock. Like all models in the Compaq series, this watch is water-resistant to 5 atmospheres and has a spiral back with sapphire crystal.
Watch number L2.7126.96.36.199
Movement Automatic mechanical movement
L619.2 movement (ETA 2892 / A2)
111/2 minutes, 21 jewel bearings, vibration frequency 28’800 times / hour
Power reserve: 42 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date display
Case Round, 40 mm diameter
Stainless steel rose gold case
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Spiral sapphire crystal case back
Waterproof function 5 atmospheric pressure (50 meters)
Dial Silver dial with 3 luminous Arabic numerals and 9 luminous small scales
Hands Rose gold hands, hour and minute hands with long-lasting luminous treatment
Bracelet / Bracelet Stainless steel rose gold bracelet with triple folding safety clasp