Longines Steve Guerdat wins in Gothenburg
Following his victories in 2015 and 2016, the Swiss rider from the Jura once again wins the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final and equals the records of Hugo Simon, Rodrigo Pessoa, Marcus Ehning and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.
Gathering the world’s best jumping horses and riders, the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final was held on the west coast of Sweden, at the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg. On Sunday 7 April 2019, Steve Guerdat (CH) and Alamo brilliantly made the difference in this final. The winner’s compatriot Martin Fuchs riding Clooney 51 finished second ahead of Peder Fredricson (SWE) and Catch Me Not S.
Prize giving ceremony of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final with the three finalists, Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs (2nd), Swiss rider Steve Guerdat (1st) and Sweden’s Peder Fredricson (3rd) © Longines
In its role of Official Timekeeper and Watch, Longines has timed the performances of these athletes during the whole 2018/2019 season leading up to the Final. The great winner, as well as the second and the third, were presented with elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Matthieu Baumgartner, Vice President Marketing.
Over the weekend, Longines was also associated with the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final, which offered great moments of elegance and emotional sports achievements. The title was claimed by Germany’s Isabell Werth on Weihegold OLD, who impressed by the precision of their performance. The podium was completed by American rider Laura Graves on Verdades and Helen German rider Langehanenberg on Damsey FRH.
Prize giving ceremony of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final with the three finalists, American rider Laura Graves (2nd), German rider Isabell Werth and her compatriot Helen Langehanenberg (3rd) © Longines
On the occasion of this global equestrian rendezvous, the spectators had a chance to discover the Official Watch of the event, a new model from the iconic HydroConquest collection, which combines technical excellence with a sporty silhouette and an elegant style. The brand added reimagined variations to this line in 2018 with timepieces that preserve the traditional style of diving watches, inspired by the unique requirements of the sport. The highlighted model in Gothenburg features a blue sunray dial completed by a highly technical and innovative ceramic bezel matching the colour of the dial.
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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