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.
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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
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
CONTACT: Jamie Hector
Synaptic Digital, New York
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