Video from Longines and Synaptic Digital: Longines Times Final Leg of Triple Crown at Belmont Park

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

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