Longines The Longines Masters of Hong Kong
Patrice Delaveau on Aquila HDC takes top class Longines Grand Prix win.
From February 9-11, 2018, the vibrant city of Hong Kong welcomed the Asian leg of the Longines Masters series. Gathering some of the world’s best riders and horses for the delight of the numerous spectators in attendance, this three-day event perfectly offered spectacular entertainment.
French rider's victory Patrice Delaveau on Aquila HDC in the Longines Grand Prix was a remarkable performance. Ahead of Max Kühner on Cielito Lindo 2 and Daniel Deusser on Cornet d’Amour. In recognition for his/her great achievement, Patrice Delaveau was presented with an elegant Longines watch from the hands of Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing and Mrs Karen Au Yeung.
Patrice Delaveau on Aquila HDC, winner of the Longines Grand Prix © Longines
On Saturday, all eyes were on the contestants of the Longines Speed Challenge, known as the world’s fastest trial. The challenge for the competitors of this event is to achieve the fastest time, knowing that a fault only leads to a two-second penalty, instead of the usual four. This rule pushes the riders to give their best and to run the course as fast as they can, creating a high-level of suspense.
Over the weekend, Longines has highlighted the Official Watch of the event, a lady model from the Record collection, featuring a white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond indexes. Each piece in this line houses a movement including a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
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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