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Longines - Taking on the solar challenge

Longines Taking on the solar challenge

Longines and SolarStratos announce their collaboration, making Longines the Official Partner and Timekeeper of this unique adventure

Driven by a pioneering spirit since its beginnings, the Swiss watchmaking brand has always produced watches and instruments that have contributed to the success of various exploits, thanks to their reliability, accuracy, robustness and original technology. With the high - flying debut of SolarStratos, Longines’ support in this new eco - exploration makes it the ideal partner for conquering the stratosphere with solar energy.

Renowned for the reliability of its precision instruments, the winged hourglass brand has accompanied explorers on their journeys to the last unknown lands, defied extreme weather, navigated wild oceans and played a part in opening up new air routes and establishing aviation records. Legendary aviators and explorers such as Amelia Earhart, Paul - Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes have all placed their trust in Longines during their travels.

Longines et SolarStratos à l’heure du défi solaire

Matthias Breschan and Raphaël Domjan © Longines

Today, Longines stays true to its pioneering spirit by joining forces with Raphaël Domjan, founder of the SolarStratos Mission and holder of several world records thanks to the power of the sun. The eco-explorer and pilot is thrilled to be partnering with Longines. “We are delighted that Longines, who has accompanied so many legendary adventurers in their exploits, has become the Official Partner of the SolarStratos odysse,” says Domjan.

For Longines CEO Matthias Breschan, to be involved in a project such as SolarStratos is both innovative and promising for new generations. “We want to encourage future generations to excel, because above all being a pioneer is a state of mind, and this still remains true today," declared Breschan. "By combining courage and mental strength, all obstacles can be overcome and boundaries can be pushed. We are very happy to be part of this wonderful solar adventure”.

 

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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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