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Longines “Painting the races” exhibition

The exhibition takes place at the Salle du Jeu de Paume of the Domaine de Chantilly from June 16th to October 14th.

Longines has inaugurated the exhibition “Painting the races” as its major patron, in presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, President of the Foundation for the Preservation and Development of the Domaine de Chantilly, Walter von Känel, President of Longines, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice-President of Longines and Head of International Marketing as well as numerous distinguished guests.

“Painting the races” exhibition

© Longines

The exhibition “Painting the races” allows the public to discover exceptional artworks from the late 18th century to the late 19th century, around the theme of horseracing. The exhibition features three major artists: George Stubbs, Théodore Géricault and Edgar Degas and is perfectly in line with the values of Tradition, Elegance and Performance dear to Longines. The Swiss watchmaking brand places tradition at the center of its innovation to build its future. The same holds for the artists represented in this exhibition: Degas – contemporary to Longines – created some of the most beautiful masterpieces in the continuity of its predecessors, Stubbs and Géricault. In addition, the Domaine de Chantilly – as well as the races, which are celebrated in this exhibition – illustrate the Elegance, an intrinsic value of the brand. Finally, Performance applies to the artist, the watchmaker, as well as to the horse and the jockey. 

“Painting the races” exhibition

© Longines

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Based in St. Imier since 1832, Longines has a long tradition in watchmaking, characterised by the elegance of its watches. Using expertise gained as the company has evolved, Longines has gradually forged ties with the world of sport, where it demonstrates its excellence in precision timekeeping. Today, Longines is the oldest brand still in business, unchanged, in the international registers held by the World Intellectual Property Organization...

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