[November 9, 2014, Chengdu, China / Somia, Switzerland] ‘Longines China Tour 2014’ Chengdu stood at the Golden Horse International Equestrian Sports Park in Wenjiang. German rider Franke Sloothaak won the key event ‘Longines Grand Prix’ for his outstanding performance. The famous Swiss watchmaker Longines, as the title sponsor and official timekeeper of the event, also presents the Compaq series of exquisite timepieces specially designed for equestrian sports. At this point, the first three races of the “2014 Longines China Equestrian Tour” have all ended, and the fourth race, the finals of the race, will begin a fierce competition in Guangzhou from December 5th to 7th.
‘2014 Longines China Equestrian Tour’ is the first domestic top equestrian event to be held in a number of major cities in the form of a tour. It has the highest number of domestic riders and on-site spectators. It includes four events throughout the year: Beijing Station (May 23-25), Shanghai Station (October 24-26), Chengdu Station (November 7-9), and Guangzhou Station Finals (December 5-7). The specifications of the first three races have reached the level of the CSI2 * two-star event (CSI2 *). The finals will be upgraded to a three-star event (CSI3 *). The total prize amount of the tournament is as high as RMB 3.27 million.
From November 7th to 9th, the ‘Chinese Equestrian Tournament’ Chengdu event kicked off in Wenjiang Jinma International Equestrian Sports Park. A total of 18 riders competed in the highly anticipated ‘Longines Grand Prix’. German rider and Olympic champion Frank Slotak led the seven international riders to make an elegant appearance. Domestic famous players such as Huang Zuping, Li Zhenqiang and Hada Tie also staged fierce competitions. In the end, Frank Slotak relied on his excellent performance in the play-offs and won the championship with 0 penalty 43 seconds 08. Ukrainian rider Ulrich Kirchhoff and Dutch runner Aniek Poels finished second and third.
In recent years, Longines has witnessed the rapid development of equestrian sport in China. From the LonginesBeijingMasters landing in the National Stadium “Bird’s Nest” in 2011 to the official title of “LonginesFEIWorldCupJumpingChinaLeague ™” in 2014, the Longines watch is also the same year The Longines Global Champions Tournament, the world’s highest equestrian venue obstacle course, is presented in Shanghai, China. Today, Longines and the Chinese Equestrian Association have established a long-term strategic partnership and presented the “2014 Longines China Equestrian Tour”, which will continue to promote the promotion of equestrian sports in the country and perfectly explain the precision of Longines and equestrian sports. The pursuit of elegance, elegance and excellence.
Taking the “Longines China Equestrian Tour 2014” Chengdu as an opportunity, Longines also elegantly presented the ConquestClassic watch specifically for equestrian sports. The designated watch for this event is a Compat series stainless steel rose gold men’s watch, which is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement. The silver dial is decorated with 3 Arabic numerals and 9 Super-LumiNova® small scales, showing the hours, minutes, seconds, and date. Like all models in the Compaq series, the case back is adorned with transparent sapphire crystals, giving a glimpse of the subtle operation of the machine.
Longines Compat Series Stainless Steel Rose Gold Men’s Watch Watch Number: L2.722.214.171.124 Price: RMB29,900
The addition of the new Compaq series adds a beautiful sight to Longines’ classic collection, and has earned it a reputation and success worldwide. This watch is 40 mm in diameter and has a steel and rose gold case and bracelet with a built-in L619 mechanical movement. The silver dial is engraved with 3 Arabic numerals and 9 luminous small scales, displaying hours, minutes and seconds, and the date display window is located 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.
Longines Companion Series Rose Gold Diamond Women’s Watch Watch Number: L2.2126.96.36.199 Price: RMB44,000
As a partner of many of the world’s most prestigious equestrian sports, Longines has always been committed to launching a watch that can be worn at the moment of the most exciting horse on the equestrian field. 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.