A CORUNA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Many of the top riders and horses in equestrian headed to Spain for
the 31st running of the CSI A Coruña winter edition, of which Longines
was the Main Partner, the Official Timekeeper and the Official Watch
from 11 to 13 December 2015. The Swiss watch maker presented the
highlight of the weekend: the Longines Grand Prix won by Netherland’s
Lisa Nooren on Vdl Groep Centora De Wallyro.
Top riders from both the national and international scene vied for first
place at the CSI five-star rated competitions, of which four of them
count towards rider’s points on the Longines FEI rankings, with the
culminating competition of Longines Grand Prix on Saturday.
As the Official Partner, the Official Timekeeper and the Official Watch
of the Spanish equestrian centre of Casas Novas, Longines had the honor
to time the victory of Netherland’s Lisa Nooren on Vdl Groep Centora De
Wallyro at the Longines Grand Prix of the CSI A Coruña’s winter edition
on Saturday 12 December 2015. At the prize giving ceremony, the winner
received an elegant Longines watch from the hands of Juan-Carlos
Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing.
As the Official Watch of the CSI A Coruña, Longines presented a lady
model of the new Longines DolceVita, which represents the contemporary
elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand worldwide.
Longines’ passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when it
produced a timepiece engraved with a jockey and his mount. First
involved in flat racing, the company quickly became the partner of
show-jumping competitions with its first ever commitment to an
international show jumping competition in Portugal in 1912. Today,
Longines’ support of equestrian disciplines includes show jumping, flat
racing, eventing and endurance.
Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its
watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance
and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official
timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports
federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a
member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of
horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand
has outlets in over 150 countries.
Dominique Curchod, +37797701165