Longines Ladies Awards 2013

CHANTILLY, France and SAINT-IMIER, Switzerland, June 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The very 
first Longines Ladies Awards ceremony took place on Saturday evening, on the 
eve of the Prix de Diane Longines, in the beautiful surroundings of the castle 
of Chantilly. A jury, chaired by Simon Baker, Longines Ambassador of Elegance 
and including equestrian experts, awarded prizes to Princess Zahra Aga Khan, 
Athina Onassis de Miranda and Sophie Thalmann for their involvement in the 
equestrian world. 
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The very first Longines Ladies Awards ceremony took place Saturday evening, on 
the eve of the Prix de Diane Longines, in the beautiful surroundings of the 
castle of Chantilly. Longines presented new prestigious prizes, meant to 
reward the exceptional commitment of women in the equestrian world. With this 
prizes, the Swiss watch brand wishes to highlight the elegance of careers 
dedicated to the equine cause. 
Longines' passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when it produced a 
chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. As early as 1881, the brand 
was present on the racetracks; and in 1926 the brand was timekeeper of a 
show-jumping event for the first time. Today Longines' involvement in 
equestrian sports includes flat racing, show-jumping and endurance 
competitions. 
An exceptional jury, chaired by Simon Baker and made up of Nathalie 
Bélinguier, President of the International Federation of Gentlemen and Ladies 
Riders, Francesca Cumani, equestrian sports anchor on CNN, Louis Romanet, 
President of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and 
Ingmar De Vos, General Secretary of the International Equestrian Federation, 
awarded the Longines Ladies Awards 2013 to Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Athina 
Onassis de Miranda and Sophie Thalmann. 
In the presence of prestigious guests, Princess Zahra Aga Khan received an 
award for her commitment to horsebreeding. Athina Onassis de Miranda received 
an award for her contribution to the development of equestrian sports in Latin 
America, in particular through the Athina Onassis Horse Show. Sophie Thalmann 
received an award for promoting the equestrian world through arts and media. 
The ceremony, which took place in the beautiful gardens of Chantilly castle, 
was followed by a gala dinner inside the gallery of painting in the Château 
de Chantilly. 
As the official partner of some of the most prestigious flat races in the 
world, the famous Swiss watchmaker has created a new collection, Conquest 
Classic, suitable for wearing in all the excitement of the winner's enclosure 
at prestigious racecourses. Set with 30 diamonds, the official watch of the 
Prix de Diane Longines is a marriage of steel and rose gold and features a 
white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indices. At the same time dazzling and 
elegant, this timepiece was perfectly in line with the atmosphere of the 
Longines Ladies Awards night. 
Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its 
watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and 
performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of 
world championships and as partner of international sports federation.Known 
for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group 
Ltd, the World's leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged 
hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 130 countries. 
Longines International Public Relations 2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland 
publicrelations@longines.com 
http://www.longines.com 
SOURCE: Longines 
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