On June 16, 2013, Chantilly, France, the historic ‘Longines Diana Horse Racing Grand Prix’ (Prix de Diane Longines) was gracefully staged in the beautiful Chantilly in the northern suburb of Paris, Switzerland The famous watch manufacturer Longines has been the official partner and official timekeeper of the race for the third consecutive year, presenting nine exciting flat horse races in a row.
Champion Thierry Gane and mount ‘Treve’ gallop
Longines’ elegant ambassador and Hollywood star Simon Baker joined hands with the famous Chinese movie star Zhang Yuqi to make an elegant appearance at the Chantilly Racecourse and share this world-renowned horse racing event with celebrities and elegants. In addition, to commend the outstanding women who have achieved outstanding achievements in the equestrian field, Longines presented the first “Longines Ladies Grand Prize” especially on the eve of the Grand Prix. Longines also takes this opportunity to present the Conquest Classic watch that the brand has dedicated to flat horse racing. With magnificent timepieces on the wrist, it will witness the exciting moments of horse racing with horse racing fans around the world.
The magnificent Chantilly Castle, the verdant racetrack, under the blue sky and white clouds, a fierce competition is being performed in harmony with the open-air concert. Nine exciting horse races attracted more than 47,000 spectators, and the “Longines Diana Horse Grand Prix” that afternoon became the world’s largest female horse flat race. The famous French rider Thierry Jarnet and the love horse ‘Treve’ sprinted for 2100 meters in only 2 minutes 03 seconds 77, winning the championship with a record-breaking record. At the same time, the “Longines Future Horse Racing Star” competition once again led the gallop, and finally among the young riders from nine countries and regions, the young South African player Franklin Maleking won the championship, and Awarded a Longines elegant timepiece and a full set of racing equipment. Longines aims to continue the brand’s support for young equestrian athletes through the ‘Longines Future Horse Star’ event.
Mr. Juan Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines Global Markets, and Simon Baker, Longines Elegant Ambassador, presented ‘Longines Wear’ to Marie-Camille Raynaud Miss Anna Elegance ‘Award
As the riders competed fiercely on the track, another fashion feast was also staged on the ‘Diana Garden Avenue’ in the stands and racecourse. Every year at this time, the ladies wear elegant top hats, dazzling neon clothes, and elegant appointments, a perfect fusion of sports and elegance. Every year, there will be one of the most elegant ladies, who stands out from hundreds of elegant candidates on the scene, won the honor of ‘Longines Diana Elegance’ and was awarded a Longines elegant timepiece.
On the same day, the famous movie star Miss Zhang Yuqi also made an elegant appearance on the racetrack, wearing a vintage dress and wearing an elegant top hat, which fully demonstrated the European style and noble elegance. On the eve of the competition, Zhang Yuqi also attended a dinner hosted in the Napoleon State Banquet Hall of Chantilly Castle. Zhang Yuqi appeared in a gorgeous blue dress, showing the nobility and elegance of Oriental women, and the elegant blue of Longines and the brand The inherited elegance and temperament complement each other, and the Companion series wrist watch adds a touch of grace and intelligence to it. Mr. Simon Baker, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, said: In the equestrian sports arena, the audience is well-dressed, wearing a top hat, and the rider and the colt are ready to stand up. In this joyful and solemn process, the respect for the tradition is concentrated And respect for each other, this is the purest elegance, and also perfectly embodies Longines’ brand philosophy-elegant attitude, real style.
This year, in order to pay tribute to women who have made outstanding achievements in the equestrian field, Longines has also established the “Longines Ladies Award” for the first time. The award consists of three categories, which respectively commend women’s promotion of equestrian sports in the arts and media, their investment in horse rearing and nursing, and their contribution to the development of equestrian sports. Jury members include Nathalie Bélinguier, President of the International Riders Federation, Ms. Francesca Cumani, a renowned equestrian commentator, and Louis Homane, President of the International Horse Racing Federation Mr. Louis Romanet and the Secretary General of the International Equestrian Federation, Mr. Ingmar de Vos. On the eve of the Longines Diana Horse Racing Grand Prix, the inaugural ceremony of the first Longines Lady Awards was held in the world-famous Chantilly Castle. A woman who made an outstanding contribution to the equestrian sport and made a positive impact, honored Princess Zahra Aga Khan for her commitment to horse breeding, Athena Onassis Russell De Miranda Ms. Athina Onassis de Miranda’s outstanding contribution to the development of equestrian sports in Latin America through the Athina Onassis Horse Show. Ms. Sophie Thalmann passed Increased global influence of art and media on equestrian sports.
The relationship between Longines and equestrian sports can be traced back to 1878. At that time, Longines produced a chronograph stopwatch that was recorded in history. This stopwatch was engraved with a rider and his mount. In 1881, viewers could already see the Longines logo on the racetrack. Nearly half a century later, in 1926, Longines officially became the official timekeeper of the Concours Hippique International Officiel held in Geneva, which opened the long-term relationship between Longines and equestrian sports. Today, Longines, as the top partner of the International Equestrian Federation, has participated in various equestrian sports such as obstacle course, obstacle course and endurance race. The ‘Longines Ladies Award’ is a tribute to the outstanding women who are dedicated to the elegant cause of equestrianism, and it also inherits the century-old passion of Longines for equestrian sports.
The viewers of Longines Diana Race Grand Prix were also dressed up to show the elegance of celebrities.
Longines loves equestrianism because this fascinating sport requires extraordinary skills such as concentration, precision and experience, and because the sport conveys a noble and unique style and elegance, these qualities are consistent with Longines’ watchmaking tradition and brand philosophy. The essence of perfect fit. As a partner of many of the world’s most prestigious flat horse racing, Longines, a well-known Swiss watchmaker, has launched a new Compin series, which is dedicated to those who appreciate the exciting moments of horse racing. The “Longines Diana Grand Prix” presented this time is set with 30 diamonds on the outer ring. The stainless steel and rose gold case and bracelet show femininity, and the white mother-of-pearl dial is embossed with 12 diamond scales. Dazzling and elegant, this watch is a perfect accessory for women strolling at the Chantilly Racecourse.
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 women’s watch is 29.5 mm in diameter, stainless steel and rose gold case and bracelet, set with 30 diamonds (0.501 carats) on the outer ring, built-in mechanical movement L595, and the white mother-of-pearl dial is embossed with 12 diamond indexes. Minutes, seconds, date display window at 3 o’clock. Like all models in the Compaq series, this watch is water-resistant to 5 atmospheres and has a spiral back with sapphire crystal.
About ‘Longines Diana Race’
Chantilly is first and foremost the world of horses, which is known as the most beautiful landscape in the world for horse racing. Chantilly Castle has been an equestrian and horse racing town since ancient times, attracting many royal nobles to ride and hunt. The racetrack, founded in 1834, has been the most popular racetrack in the world. The racetrack is next to the ancient castle, and it is connected to many walking paths in the forest. The environment along the road is quiet and the scenery is very charming. If you meet a knight riding in the forest, it will add more ancient meaning. Visitors who want to learn about the history of equestrianism can visit the horse museum built in the 18th century and converted from a stable to the castle.
The Diana Horse Racing Grand Prix, held here on May 18, 1843, is one of the three most famous horse racing events in France, attracting tens of thousands of spectators every year. In 2013, Longines became the official partner and official timekeeper of the race for the third consecutive year, supporting nine exciting flatland horse races, and selecting ‘Longines Miss Diana Elegance’ on the spot and hosting ‘Longines Future Horse Racing Star’ Women who have made outstanding contributions to the equestrian sport and made a positive impact by presenting the “Longines Ladies Award”.
Enjoy an elegant picnic on the green grass, with beautiful women wearing delicate bowlers. ‘Longines Diana Horse Racing Grand Prix’ is a big day on the elegant life calendar, and it is also one of the most prestigious and popular flatland jockey clubs. Under the colorful clouds, the magnificent Chantilly Castle, such as the horse racecourse and forest, will become the beautiful background of Longines, showing its admired style and elegance.
Longines was founded in Soymia, Switzerland in 1832. The brand upholds long-standing and exquisite craftsmanship. Its unremitting pursuit of tradition, elegance and superior performance has achieved the brand’s pure watchmaking expertise. Longines has a wealth of experience and tradition of glory as the official timekeeper of the World Championships and a partner of the International Sports Federation. The brand has long supported the elegant equestrian sports, and has established a beautiful and close relationship with it.
Longines is a well-known brand of the Swatch Group, a leading global watch manufacturer. Known for creating exquisite timepieces, this brand, which is marked by a flying wing hourglass, is now available in more than 130 countries around the world.