January 20, 2015, London, United Kingdom / Soymia, Switzerland】 Longines, a well-known Swiss watchmaker, joins hands with the International Horse Racing Federation (IFHA) to present the 2014 Longines World Horse Racing Award in London (LonginesWorld ‘sBestRacehorseAward). Japanese horse racing JustAWay ranked first with 130 points throughout the year and won the world’s best horse racing award. Its Japanese compatriot, Epiphaneia, came second with 129 points. At the same time, a number of horse races accumulated 127 points and tied for third place, including ‘AbleFriend’ in Hong Kong, China, ‘Kingman’ and ‘TheGreyGatsby’ in Ireland, and ‘Australia in Ireland’ ‘And Australia’s VarietyClub. All the owners of the winning horses are awarded a masterpiece of Longines Compaq timepieces, praising the charm of horse racing that combines speed and elegance.
As the official partner and designated watch of the International Horse Racing Federation, Longines presented the Longines World Best Horse Racing Award for the second consecutive year. The award is based on the 2014 Longines World’s Best Horse Racing Rankings, and is judged by international horse referees based on their performance in various top international races. The British Jockey Club is the co-sponsor of the award ceremony.
In the 2014 season, Japan’s horse racing “One Way Pass” relied on its outstanding performance in most races and the extraordinary performance of the first-level event in the Dubai Duty FreeStakes (G1DubaiDutyFreeStakes). Best horse racing title. The horse racing ‘Revelation of the Prestige’ won a complete victory in the Longines Japan Cup (Japan Cupin association with Longines), ranking second with 129 points. At the same time, Hong Kong, China’s “Step by Step Friends”, British horse racing “Imperial Servant” and “Fantasy Tycoon”, Irish horse racing “Australia”, and “Fun Club”, which twice won the title of South Africa’s best horse racing, have accumulated 127 points. Tied for third.
On the night of the award ceremony, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Global Vice President and Marketing Director of Longines, joined hands with LouisRomanet, President of the International Horse Racing Federation, as the owner of ‘One Way’ Yamatoya Akira presented the ‘Longines World Best Horse Racing Award’ trophy and a Longines Compaq rose gold chronograph watch. The owners of other winning horse races were also awarded certificates of honor and a masterpiece of Longines Compaq timepieces.
Mr. Capelli said, ‘Longines is proud to work with the International Racing Federation to present the second Longines World Best Horse Racing Award. This year’s Longines World’s Best Horse Racing JustAWay deserves its name. The battles and wins on the track show the highest standards, which is in line with the values shared by Longines and horse racing. ‘
The ‘Longines World Best Horse Racing Award’ trophy is a crystal trophy named ‘Equus’. It permanently engraved the name of the winning horse. The owner of the winning horse is awarded a reduced version of the trophy. The Longines Compaq watches are created by the brand for horse racing, incorporating modern technology and precise quality, which illustrates the long-term pursuit of elegance, tradition and outstanding performance of Longines and horse racing.
Longines upholds its full commitment to horse racing since 1878. It is the official partner and designated watch of the International Horse Racing Federation, and has been named the ‘Longines World Best Horse Racing Ranking’. Longines and the International Racing Federation have established a long-term partnership and launched a series of important awards, including the Longines World Best Horse Racing Award, Longines World’s Best Jockey Award and Longines and International Horse The Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit is designed to recognize horses, jockeys and individuals who present the highest standards in horse racing.
Longines Compaq Rose Gold Chronograph Men’s Watch Number: L2.7220.127.116.11 Price: RMB82,300
As a partner of many of the world’s most prestigious flat horse racing, Longines has always been committed to launching a watch that can be worn at the moment of the most exciting horse racing on the racetrack. This chronograph is 41 mm in diameter and has a rose gold case with a black alligator strap with a built-in L688 column-wheel movement. The silver dial is engraved with 1 Arabic numeral scale and 11 luminous small scales, displaying hours and minutes, a small second hand at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute cumulative dial at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour cumulative dial at 6 o’clock, and a date display. The window is set at 4:30. Like all models in the Compaq series, this watch is water-resistant to 5 atmospheres and has a spiral back with sapphire crystal.