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Longines Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Longines timed the much-awaited 97th edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which celebrated its return on the ParisLongchamp racecourse.

Longines timed the much-awaited 97th edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which celebrated its return on the ParisLongchamp racecourse, inaugurated last April. The brand witnessed the victory of Enable led by 2015 Longines World’s Best Jockey Frankie Dettori. In addition, Longines lent its name to two other Group 1 races, namely the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines, claimed by Mabs Cross and Wild Illusion respectively. The Official Watch of the event was a chronometer-certified timepiece of the Record collection, displaying a white matt dial with painted roman numerals. 

Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

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As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which was back on the new ParisLonghcamp racecourse, Longines offered its timekeeping expertise to the sixteen races, including nine in Group 1. Also on Sunday, the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines Group 1 races were claimed by Mabs Cross and Wild Illusion respectively. On this occasion, the brand presented the jockey, trainer and owner of the winning horses with Longines timepieces. 

Earlier that day, the Longines had the pleasure to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the plates displaying the 2015 and 2017 Longines World’s Best Horse Race titles claimed by the  Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The race was presented twice the Award by Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, during a ceremony held in London in January. The plates can now be admired at the Club ParisLongchamp. 

Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

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Along with the excitement of the awaited horseracing trial, the spectators at ParisLongchamp had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: a model of the Record collection. Featuring a white matt dial with painted roman numerals, this timepiece is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Longines and France Galop

In the context of its partnership with France Galop, Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the racecourses of Chantilly, Deauville and ParisLongchamp, as well as the Title Partner of the Prix de Diane Longines. The brand is also the Partner of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. 

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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