Longines Grand reopening of ParisLongchamp
On Sunday, 29 April 2018, Longines participated alongside its Partner France Galop in the grand reopening of the new ParisLongchamp Racecourse.
After two years of monumental construction work carried out by the architect Dominique Perrault, the new ParisLongchamp has been designed to improve the racing experience, with a 180° view from the grandstand and an enlarged parade ring. This racecourse is the only one in France to benefit from an “Open Stretch”, a passing lane giving an additional chance to the last horses of the race to get a better position.
As the Official Partner at the grand reopening of the ParisLongchamp Racecourse, Longines timed the performances of Cracksman ridden by Lanfranco Dettori during the Prix Ganay – a Group 1 race – as well as the victory of Mickaël Barzalona on Kitesurf during the Prix Allez France Longines. The Swiss watchmaking brand also celebrated the victories of Cracksman and Kitesurf by awarding their owners, trainers and jockeys with an elegant watch.
As part of the partnership that has joined Longines and France Galop, the brand is the Official Timekeeper for the Chantilly, Deauville and ParisLongchamp racecourses, as well as for race days organised at them. It is also the Title Partner of the Prix de Diane Longines and Partner of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. In addition, during the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Swiss watchmaking brand lends its name to two Group 1 races, the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines.
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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