Longines and France Galop – A partnership of tradition and elegance
The well known Swiss watchmaker Longines and France Galop, the organiser of national flat and jump racing in France, were delighted to announce this morning in Paris their long-term partnership. Involved in the world of sport since 1878, Longines has a vast experience of timing equestrian events that it will now be pleased to put to use as official timekeeper at the Chantilly, Deauville and Longchamp racecourses. The Prix de Diane Longines, run in June at Chantilly, will be the highlight of this partnership, which celebrates one of Longines’ key values: elegance. To mark this new association that will enhance the traditions of both sides, the Swiss watchmaker has launched its Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph, a modern timepiece based on the timing instruments created by Longines in the second half of the 19th century.