Longines Justify’s Triple Crown Victory At Belmont Stakes
Longines timed Justify’s historic Triple Crown win at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 9th.
An enthusiastic crowd attended Belmont Park cheering loudly for the chance to watch history unfold. After a quick start, Justify set the pace to win the Belmont Stakes and secure the Triple Crown. His exciting run will be remembered for years to come - cementing 2018 as an important season in the history of horseracing.
In 1919, Sir Barton won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes to achieve what’s considered the greatest accomplishment of a thoroughbred racehorse. Today, almost 100 years later, Longines had the honor of timing Justify’s win at the Belmont Stakes, marking a Triple Crown victory that has only happened 12 times before.
As the Official Timekeeper and Watch of Belmont Stakes, Longines awarded Justify’s owners, trainer and jockey with a timepiece presented by Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing. Elegant Longines timepieces were also presented to the winning A Raving Beauty’s owner, trainer and jockey of the Longines Just a Game Stakes, the other feature race of the day.
The brand hosted the annual Longines Prize for Elegance fashion contest at Belmont Park to celebrate the elegant style associated with the racetrack. The ladies in attendance walked the runway for celebrity judges who selected the most stylish woman and awarded her a watch from The Longines Master Collection, featuring a stunning blue dial with diamond indexes.
The winning participant of the Longines Prize for Elegance fashion contest received the Official Watch of the 2018 Longines Belmont Stakes, a ladies model from The Longines Master Collection. The elegant watch made a fittingly sophisticated gift for the prize winner, with its contemporary Longines blue dial, diamond indexes, and polished stainless-steel bracelet. Its self-winding movement and power reserve also ensure this Swiss-made Longines watch’s elegance is matched only by its precision and quality.
The Official Watch of the Belmont Stakes is the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision”, which represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality, and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.
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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