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Editor: Katerina Theocharis
Longines Equestrian Collection – A tribute to the brand’s passion for the equestrian world.
Equestrian is one of the most stylish and classy clothing in the world of sports. Beautiful leather accessories, coats, hats… Everything is in balance, while the rider and the horse cooperate to achieve the best result and they both look their best… Α sharp rider should wear the proper watch, both for good performance and impeccable style!
For the Gentlemen: Conquest Jumping & Conquest Classic
Longines blends passion with innovation in an elegant watch dedicated to Jumping.
Combining a long history of sports timing and more than a century of involvement in equestrian sport, Longines is proud to present the Conquest Jumping, a new model dedicated specifically to the discipline of Jumping. Fitted with an exclusive, cutting-edge movement, this watch can be used to time Jumping competitions to 1/100th of a second and also take into account the many regulations that govern the sport.
This latest addition to the Conquest line is intended for all those directly involved in Jumping, as well as enthusiasts of the discipline. Trainers, judges and fans will now be able to precisely measure each rider’s performance using an elegant analogue wristwatch, while taking into account in real time the many FEI regulations that apply to Jumping competitions.
According to John P. Roche, Director of Jumping at the FEI, “Jumping is a discipline that demands among others, precision, speed and technical ability. In a competition these criteria are assessed using many strict and detailed regulations. This means that the range of functions necessary to time Jumping competitions is quite extensive. To devise a wristwatch that has all the functions and features necessary for timing this sport is a true challenge that Longines has met very successfully.”
According to Walter von Känel, President of Longines, “Equestrian sport represents far more than a discipline or a passion – it is a whole world in itself. A world that has brought together Longines and equestrian enthusiasts for more than a century through one key value: elegance. Longines is therefore proud to launch a new watch dedicated to the horse and more specifically to Jumping.”
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For the Ladies – Equestrian Collection
As a token of its long-running passion for equestrian sports and its attachment to its lady customers, Longines is launching a new line with shapes and materials inspired by iconic elements of the equine world.
Boasting a decidedly bold design, the various models of this collection remain true to the elegance that characterizes the winged hourglass brand. The Longines Equestrian Collection has been created as an allegory of the equestrian world.
Longines’ history and the history of equestrian sports have been intertwined for over a century. It was therefore natural for the brand to dedicate a collection to this passion. The various models of The Longines Equestrian Collection are linked by their references to the equine world. Shapes and materials derive their inspiration from symbolic elements of this environment, like a sublime echo of the world of horse lovers. Longines thus celebrates the elegance of riders and their mounts.
Arches on racetracks evoking horseshoes, stirrups acting as supports to follow their horse around the high jump course, fine leather of saddles: all these strong images are found in the bold lines of these watches dedicated to female equestrian sports lovers. On their wrist, the hands waltz to the rhythm of time and merge with the pace of the horses. With the Longines Equestrian Collection, Longines offers a genuine allegory of the equestrian world in tribute to the deep bonds the brand has forged with it.
The models evoking the arch are available in four sizes – 23 mm, 26 mm and 30 mm and 34 mm – while watches drawing their inspiration from the stirrup come in three sizes, 23.50 mm, 26.50 mm and 30 mm. Their steel cases house a quartz movement and each of these watches also comes in a diamond-set version. The polished black lacquer and mother-of-pearl dials are adorned with diamond indexes, while the silver-coloured flinqué dial features Roman numerals and the silver-coloured sunburst dial Arabic numerals. The stirrup-shaped model with a mother-of-pearl dial is also available in an even more dazzling version, decorated with a double row of diamonds. All the watches in this collection are fitted with overstitched leather straps matching the rider outfit.
Get the Look
Pied de poule jacket made by pure camelhair pacienza fabric, 100% cashmere wool turtleneck sweater and beige chinos all by TAILOR | Hat by BORSALINO | Sunglasses Jim Frames | Watches Conquest Classic and Conquest Jumping by LONGINES
Special thanks to I.O.BO.Π. for the hospitality!