Longines' passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878 when the brand created a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Seen on the racetracks as early as 1881, this model was extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers. Today, Longines' involvement in equestrian world includes show jumping, flat racing, eventing and endurance competitions. From the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, several thousand competitions within this field have benefited from its timekeeping. The Swiss watch brand is now partnering with many of the finest and most renowned equestrian events the world over. Many of them now bear the name of the company, calling to mind the elegance which is common to both the equestrian universe and Longines' watches.
Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 140 countries.