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Martin Fuchs and Clooney were highly successful at Equita Longines, the horse show in Lyon.

The first edition of Equita Longines, the horse show born of the partnership between the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines and its long-standing partner GL Events – which took place from 31st October to 4th November at Eurexpo Lyon – ended with the victory of Martin Fuchs (SWI) and Clooney at the Lyon leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Western European League. During this world-class show jumping competition, Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca and his mount Ensor de Litrange LXII took second place followed by Steve Guerdat (SWI) on Bianca. This qualifying leg allows the world’s best forty rider/horse couples to accumulate points for the prestigious final taking in Gothenburg, Sweden, in April 2019. On Friday 2nd November, the Longines Grand Prix, the other key trial of the weekend, was won by Daniel Deusser (GER) on Tobago Z. Swiss rider Steve Guerdat on Bianca and Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) on H&M Legend of Love completed the podium. Both competitions’ winners were presented with Longines timepieces by Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing. 

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The winner of the Longines Grand Prix at Equita Longines, Daniel Deusser (ALL) © Longines

During Equita Longines, the brand presented the Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting as the Official Watch of the event. Sporty and elegant, this watch allows easy time zone changes either manually, following watchmaking tradition, or by using the smart “Flash Setting” system that sets the watch using flash pulses from a smartphone. This timepiece expands Longines’ Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” family, following the three-handed and chronograph versions.

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Steve Guerdat (SWI) and Bianca, who took third place at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League during Equita Longines © Longines

Known as Europe’s biggest annual equestrian gathering, Equita Longines gathered more than 3500 horses in one location and about 800 exhibitors and breeders on 140,000m2 of exhibition space. As the Official Timekeeper of these five days of national and international competitions, Longines also took part in the FEI Dressage and Driving World Cup legs, which were won by Isabell Werth (GER) on Emilio and Jérome Voutaz (SWI) respectively. 

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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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