Video from Longines: Longines Awards Luxury Timepieces to Owner, Trainer and Jockey of Preakness Stakes Winner, Oxbow

Video from Longines: Longines Awards Luxury Timepieces to Owner, Trainer and
Jockey of Preakness Stakes Winner, Oxbow

Weehawken, NJ, May 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Longines, the internationally
renowned Swiss watch brand and Official Timekeeper and Watch of the 138th
running of The Preakness Stakes, ceremoniously awarded Oxbow's owner, trainer
and jockey with watches from the Longines Saint-Imier Collection on Saturday,
May 18 in the winner's circle at Pimlico Race Course.

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Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing for
Longines and Jennifer Judkins, U.S. Brand Manager for Longines awarded Erin
Kelley, daughter of owner Brad Kelley, Trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Jockey Gary
Stevens with elegant timepieces after the 15-1 long shot surprised the crowd
with his upset victory.

Longines had a prominent presence throughout Pimlico on Preakness day serving
as the Official Timekeeper and Watch with a large chronograph at the finish
line and hosting the Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Fashion Contest.
To highlight its partnership, the watchmaker had a digital "Longines Preakness
Stakes Countdown Clock" on the official Preakness Stakes website,
www.preakness.com and served as the presenting partner of the International
Pavilion, the premier hospitality destination. Positioned at the finish line,
the International Pavilion brings the world to the Preakness by selecting a
different country each year to serve as the host nation with its respective
embassy and Ambassador serving as Honorary Host. The embassy of Japan and
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae served as the 2013 host nation.

The Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Fashion Contest celebrated the
elegant style of The Preakness Stakes. With the help of celebrity judges
Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens and "Miss Racing Queen" Tatiana
Schoeppler, Longines chose the most elegant woman and awarded her a stainless
steel and rose gold watch of the Longines Saint-Imier Collection featuring a
stunning diamond bezel. Longines watches from the Saint-Imier Collection were
also presented to the winning horses' owner, trainer and jockey of the Dixie
Stakes presented by Longines.

About the Watches

Based in Saint-Imier since 1832, the Longines Saint-Imier collection is
inspired by the watchmaking heritage of the brand's hometown. 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

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
countries.

CONTACT: Jamie Hector 
         Swatch Group 
         jamie.hector@swatchgroup.com
        
         Synaptic Digital
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