Longines Laurens makes an astounding win at the 2018 Prix de Diane Longines
On Sunday 17 June 2018, Laurens and Patrick McDonald won the Prix de Diane Longines.
The 169th edition of the Prix de Diane Longines saw the incredible victory of Laurens ridden by American jockey Patrick McDonald at the world’s most important race for fillies, at the Chantilly racecourse. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the event, Longines celebrated Laurens’ remarkable performance by awarding its owner, trainer and jockey with elegant timepieces. They were presented by Zhao Liying, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, who joined the Longines family in 2017 to mark the brand’s 185th anniversary.
Zhao Liying © Longines
At the emotional sporting event, Zineb El Briouil put in a winning performance on Beaupreau in the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars, which is open to young jockeys from riding schools across the world, allowing the winner to be granted a school bursary. Meanwhile amateur jockey Alice Bertiaux and her horse Ducale di Maremma took first place in the Prix de La Reine Marie-Amélie Longines. The watch brand has always been committed to showcasing the passion of up-and-coming talent and amateurs for their favourite sport, and it was therefore delighted to award the champions of the races with an elegant Longines watch.
At the day of races, imbued with its own unique brand of elegance, the event’s Official Watch was also revealed to spectators: a model from the Record collection. The line combines classic elegance and excellence with the aim of becoming one of the brand’s flagship ranges. Given their high accuracy, all the models in the Record collection have been certified as chronometers by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). A timepiece belonging to the Record collection was presented by Zhao Liying to the most elegant female racegoer, Joana Contremoulin, the winner of the “Mademoiselle Diane by Longines” award.
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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