Friday, September 19, 2008

Longines Luxury Watch Company official timekeeper for CSIO 08 Barcelona

Longines is the official timekeeper and partner of the CSIO Barcelona, the final, which is underway from September 18th to September 21st. The CSIO is an International Show Jumping Event which is held in the most prestigious show venues on the international circuit:
La Baule (France), Aachen (Germany), Rome (Italy), St.Gallen (Switzerland), Rotterdam (Holland), Hickstead (Great Britain), Dublin (Ireland) and currently the finals in Barcelona (Spain).

Longines equistrian history dates back to 1926 where Longines participated in its first International Horse Show in Geneva Switzerland. In 2000 Longines started awarding
the Longines Prize for Elegance in equestrian sports. This year the Prize for Elegance will be awarded in Barcelona. A jury of seven journalists from the equestrian and sporting press coming from the seven countries where Longines is an official timekeeper, will elect the most elegant female and male rider having achieved the most points in the six previous events. The winners each will receive a check in the amount of 20,000 swiss francs, a trophy, and a set of Longine Luxury Watches.
Against the magnificent backdrop of the Barcelona CSIO, Longines is launching its new Watch Collection - The Admiral Watch from Longines Sports Collection.

The Admiral is elegant yet sporty. The bold dials, numbers and hands create a distinct look of intense motion and urgent adventure. This watch is designed for the organized adventurer who has the need for a second 24 hour time zone. Longines has created a watch that radiates life and movement. Longines has masterfully blended precision, elegance and sports culminating in a collection of unique trend-setting watches. Available in this series is 24hour watches, tachymeter and chronograph.

Longines has more than 125 years of sporting heritage as a Timekeeper for World Championship events.