Video from Longines: Longines Awards Luxury Timepieces to Owner, Trainer, and Jockey of Kentucky Derby Winner, Orb

Video from Longines: Longines Awards Luxury Timepieces to Owner, Trainer, and
Jockey of Kentucky Derby Winner, Orb

Swiss Watchmaking Brand is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of Kentucky Derby
139 and Entitlement Partner of Longines Kentucky Oaks 139

Louisville, May 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following their timely victory in
the 139th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, Longines, the internationally renowned
Swiss watch brand and Official Watch and Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby,
ceremoniously awarded Orb's owner, trainer and jockey with watches from the
brand's Saint-Imier collection at the event's exclusive Winners' Circle Party.

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Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing for
Longines and Jennifer Judkins, U.S. Brand President for Longines awarded
owners Ogden Mills Phipps and Stuart Janney III, trainer Shug McGaughey and
jockey Joel Rosario with elegant timepieces after a thrilling victory.

Orb, ridden by jockey Joel Rosario, raced to victory in 2 minutes and 2.89
seconds, outrunning Golden Soul in second place and Revolutionary in third at
the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Represented by tennis legend and
longtime Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf, Longines had a strong presence
throughout Churchill Downs and other Derby-affiliated events including Taste
of Derby, the Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest, the Kentucky Derby red
carpet and the Winner's Circle Party. Longines sponsored the Churchill Distaff
Turf Mile presented by Longines on Kentucky Derby afternoon. Additionally,
Longines timepieces and luxury branded-clocks were on display throughout the
Churchill Downs facilities, a digital Longines Kentucky Derby Countdown Clock
was displayed on Churchill Downs' official event website
( and the brand's logo was prominently featured on the
official Kentucky Derby red carpet, racetrack and in other surrounding areas.

As a result of an expanded partnership with Churchill Downs, this year the
Kentucky Oaks was renamed the "Longines Kentucky Oaks." The brand hosted the
Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest during Longines Kentucky Oaks Day to
celebrate the elegant and iconic style of the Kentucky Derby. With the help of
celebrity judges - Stefanie Graf, Harper's Bazaar Editor Joyann King and
supermodel Coco Rocha - Longines chose the most elegant lady and awarded her a
stainless steel and rose gold Longines Saint-Imier watch featuring a stunning
diamond bezel. Longines watches from the Saint-Imier Collection were also
presented to the winning horses' owner, trainer and jockey on Longines
Kentucky Oaks Day.

About the Watches

Based in Saint-Imier since 1832, the Longines Saint-Imier collection is
inspired by the watchmaking heritage of the brand's home territory. To
celebrate its rich history and roots within the village of Saint-Imier, the
collection includes a series of luxurious timepieces in stainless steel and
rose gold bracelet combinations, as well as rose gold and stainless steel
leather band combinations. The chronograph watches within the collection are
fitted with the column-wheel movement specially developed and produced by ETA
exclusively for Longines.

Emanating the core values and aesthetic of the brand - tradition, elegance and
performance - the Longines Saint-Imier Collection is rooted in the unique
shape of the case inspired by a 1945 Longines watch model. The watches in the
collection display sleek lines and distinctive lugs, giving them a classic yet
contemporary appeal. All models are fitted with mechanical movements whose
intricate workings can be admired through the transparent sapphire back cover.


Longines has been based at Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. It has
generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships
and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines is a member of
The Swatch Group S.A., the world's leading manufacturer of horological
products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the
brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in over 130

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         Swatch Group 
         Synaptic Digital, New York

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