Longines International Races (Longines International Races) presents the annual horse racing finals at the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong, witnessed by a record of more than 80,000 live audiences. Longines has been the title partner, official timekeeper and designated watch for the fourth consecutive year. Longines’ elegant image ambassador Simon Baker went to the appointment to experience the international Marseilles with the beauty of speed and style. At the welcoming banquet held on December 11, Longines and the International Horse Racing Federation presented the second Longines World’s Best Jockey Award. Taking this opportunity as an opportunity, Longines also launched a new Equestrian Collection watch, incorporating iconic elements derived from equestrian sports into watch design, praising Longines’ equestrian love for more than a century.
The annual horse race closing event kicks off, and the elegant male god Simon Baker goes to the appointment
On a clear winter day, Longines continued the year-round equestrian sports craze, presenting the Longines Hong Kong International Race to horse racing enthusiasts, and the Longines Hong Kong International Jockey Championship as its pre-heating event, setting off the annual horse racing battle. Longines has been the title partner, official timekeeper and designated watch for both events for the fourth consecutive year.
On December 13, the Longines Hong Kong International Race kicked off at the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. With the attention of more than 80,000 horse racing enthusiasts, four international first-level races were staged. British jockey Ryan Moore drives the horse racing ‘Highland Reel’ and ‘Maurice’ to win ‘Longines Hong Kong Vase’ and ‘Longines Hong Kong Mile’ respectively The two titles of the ‘Longines Hong Kong Mile’ became the biggest winners of the day. In the Longines Hong Kong Sprint, Brazilian jockey Joao Morera took the lead in riding the horse’s Peniaphobia. The winner of the Longines Hong Kong Cup was won by Japanese jockey Takehide and horse racing ‘A Shin Hihari’. All winning horse owners, trainers and jockeys are awarded the championship trophy and an elegant timepiece from the Longines master craftsman series. Previously, the Longines Hong Kong International Jockey Championship, which was set to kick off the event, was first unveiled at the Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong on December 9. South African jockey Gavin Lerena won the championship and was awarded Longines One watch.
While Longines Hong Kong International Competition is welcoming fierce competition, it also presents colorful and magnificent sceneries on the side of the field. On the day of the competition, the Longines Elegant Ambassador and Australian actor Simon Baker dressed up and presented the “Longines Elegance Award” and a Longines wrist watch to one of the most elegant ladies on the scene.
Longines awards best jockey in the world, classic timepieces to witness glorious moments
On December 11th, during the intense Marseille break, Longines joined hands with the International Racing Federation to present the Longines Hong Kong International Welcome Dinner and presented the second ‘Longines Global Best Jockey Award’. The award refers to the 100 highest-ranked international first-class races selected by the Longines World’s Best Horse Racing Jury and judges the most outstanding jockeys each year based on the race points. This year, Lanfranco Frankie Dettori, born in Italy and now living in the UK, won the second Longines Global Jockey Award for his stable and outstanding performance.
Deituli was awarded a ‘Gingko Apollo Extra’ crystal trophy. The trophy is engraved with a group of galloping horses and will be permanently engraved with the name of the winning jockey. Dayulli also was awarded a Longines masterpiece rose gold moon phase chronograph watch. The latter, as the designated watch of the Longines Hong Kong International Race and the Longines Hong Kong International Jockey Championship, not only exudes classic elegance and excellent craftsmanship, it has been sought after by watch lovers around the world since its launch in 2005. .
Kashi series released globally, new watches embrace equestrian love
During the event, Longines proudly released a new Riding Series watch, and displayed the elegance and charm of new timepieces for watch enthusiasts at the event and dinner. The shapes and materials of these watches are inspired by the iconic elements of equestrian sports. Symbolic elements such as arched horseshoes, stirrups, and leather are subtly integrated into the design. With bold and innovative lines, the Kashi series looks like a horse with beautiful footsteps, and a beautiful waltz jumps on the wearer’s wrist.
The origin of Longines and equestrian sports can be traced back to 1878, when the brand produced a chronograph stopwatch that was enough to be recorded in history. This stopwatch is engraved with a jockey and his mount, and it has been widely welcomed by jockeys and horse lovers on the racetrack in 1881. Today, Longines has become the official partner of the International Horse Racing Federation and the International Equestrian Federation, and has extensively participated in equestrian events such as flat horse racing, obstacle course and endurance competition.