Video from Longines and Synaptic Digital: Longines Times Final Leg of Triple Crown at Belmont Park Swiss Watchmaking Brand Awards Luxury Timepieces to Owner, Trainer and Jockey After Palace Malice Wins the Belmont Stakes WEEHAWKEN, NJ, June 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Longines, the internationally renowned Swiss watch brand and Official Watch and Timekeeper of the Belmont Stakes culminated its roles as Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Triple Crown after clocking "The Test of Champions" at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8. Owner Cot Campbell, Trainer Todd A. Pletcher and Jockey Mike E.Smith received timepieces from the Longines Saint-Imier collection in the winner's circle after an exciting finish. See video from Longines at:http://inr.synapticdigital.com/Swatch_Group/Belmont/ Longines was prominently positioned throughout Belmont Park serving as the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Belmont Stakes and presenting partner of the "Longines Just a Game" race with a large chronometer at the finish line. Additionally, the brand selected the Longines Most Elegant Women at Belmont to feature on the jumbotron throughout the day. To highlight its partnership, the watchmaker also had a digital "Longines Belmont Stakes Countdown Clock" on the official Belmont Stakes website, www.belmontstakes.com. The Elegant Women at Belmont were highlighted by Longines to celebrate the iconic style associated with the Triple Crown. Charles Villoz, Vice President Sales for Longines and Jennifer Judkins, U.S. Brand Managerfor Longines assisted in the selection based on their experience honoring elegant women at the most prestigious equestrian events around the world including The Royal Ascot, Prix de Diane Longines and the Dubai World Cup. Longines has a long history of timekeeping in equestrian sports. The brand's Triple Crown connection confirms Longines' commitment to heritage, elegance and sport in the U.S. 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 201-271-4610 Jamie.Hector@swatchgroup.com Synaptic Digital, New York 100697-007-68 Synaptic Digital
Video from Longines and Synaptic Digital: Longines Times Final Leg of Triple Crown at Belmont Park
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