Longines Final Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2017
The United States’ McLain Ward and HH Azur clinched the most coveted title of champion of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017.
American rider McLain Ward aboard HH Azur claimed the last round of the Final of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping, after having led the first and second rounds on Thursday 30 March, Friday 31 March at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. Swiss rider Romain Duguet and Twentytwo des Biches settled for second place. Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann riding Mary Lou landed at third place. The three star riders were granted an elegant Longines watch to reward their fantastic performance. The World Cup Champion received the watch from the hands of women tennis star and Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf. Besides, the Swiss watchmaker Longines was the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the event.
On the occasion of the 2017 World Cup Final edition, the spectators of the show could discover the Official Watch, which was a lady model of the Longines Equestrian Collection, inspired by the rectangular buckle on the show bridle of the only Swiss horse breed, the Franches-Montagnes. The piece in stainless steel showcases a silver-coloured checkerboard pattern dial decorated with diamond indexes. It belongs to a collection made up of watches with shapes and materials reminding symbolic elements of the world of horse lovers, a true celebration of riders and their mounts.
The partnership between Longines and the FEI reinforces the traditional and long-lasting commitment of the Swiss watchmaker in equestrian sports. As part of this partnership, Longines is lending its name to the FEI world ranking for riders participating in the show jumping trials: the Longines Rankings. The brand is the Official Partner of the three major indoor series (the Western European, Chinese and North American League) and the Final of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, as well as the outdoor series and Final of the FEI Nations CupTM Jumping.
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...Find out more >
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