As Top Partner of the FEI,Longines proudly announces its new partnership with the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship 2015. The Swiss replica watchmaker is taking title partnership and becomes the Official Timekeeper and Watch of this equestrian event taking place in the Scottish Highlands from 10 to 13 September.
Longines’ commitment to one of the most important eventing event in this year’s calendar consolidates its long term partnership with the FEI. As part of this partnership, Longines is the Official Partner of three series of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, along with the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final: the Western European League, the Chinese League and the North American League. In addition, the brand is lending its name to the FEI’s world ranking for riders participating in the show jumping trials: the Longines Rankings.
Longines’ passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when the brand produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Seen on the horse tracks as early as 1881 and extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, this model enabled its user to time performances to the seconds. In 1912, the company partnered for the first time with an international show jumping competition in Portugal.
Today, along with eventing, Longines is an active partner in flat racing and show jumping. In these three disciplines, the Swiss watchmaker is the Official Partner, the Official Timekeeper and the Official replica Breitling watches sale of international institutions, events, races and competitions. Elegance, Performance and Tradition are values that both equestrian sport and Longines share, which strengthen the close bounds that the brand has been developing with the equestrian world for more than a century.