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Longines - FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018

Longines FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018

Longines is the Official Timekeeper of all equestrian competitions combining eight equestrian world championships in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

As part of its long-lasting commitment to equestrian sports, Longines is part of the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018, combining eight equestrian world championships. The games – held every four years – are staged in 2018 in Mill Spring, North Carolina from September 11-23. The winged-hourglass brand will serve as the Official Timekeeper of all equestrian competitions and present the Official Watch of the event, a chronometer belonging to the Record collection. 

In addition, Longines will proudly present timepieces to all medallists in the different disciplines namely Jumping, Dressage, Driving, Endurance, Eventing, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Reining and Vaulting. 

This multisport event will gather top-level athletes from more than 70 countries. During the twelve days of competition, equestrian aficionados from across the world will have the opportunity to enjoy performance at its peak in the different disciplines. The first week will allow the spectators to live at the rhythm of the feats of Dressage, Eventing, Endurance and Reining’s athletes, while the second week promises exciting moments of sport in Jumping, Driving, Para-Dressage and Vaulting. 

During this unique event, Longines will be presenting its Record collection as the Official Watch of the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM. Each piece in this line houses a movement including a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The Record collection as well as the brand’s other lines can be discovered at the Longines Boutique located in the heart of the venue. 

Longines and the FEI 

As part of Longines’ Top Partnership with the FEI, the watch brand lends its name to the FEI world ranking for riders and horses: the Longines Rankings. At the end of the year, the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider and the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse are determined thanks to these rankings and celebrated during an awards ceremony organized by Longines and the FEI. Moreover, Longines participates in the FEI Awards and presents the Longines Rising Star Award to athletes between ages of 14 and 21 who demonstrate outstanding sporting talent. 

The brand

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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