[February 15, 2015, Hong Kong, China / Somia, Switzerland] The 2015 Longines HongKongMasters was staged at the AsiaWorld-Expo from February 13th to 15th. . The famous Swiss watchmaker Longines has been named title partner and official timekeeper for the third consecutive year, and presents two focus games. The Longines Speed Challenge was first held on Friday, February 13th. French rider Julien Epaillard took the championship with his racing horse ‘PigmalionduRozel’. In the Longines Grand Prix held on Sunday, February 15th, Longines Grand Ambassador Guo Fucheng went to the appointment to witness the British rider John Whitaker and the love horse ‘Argento’ win the championship throne. Longines also presents the new Conquest Classic Moonphase watch, praising this year’s equestrian event.
From February 13th to 15th, Longines continued the year-round equestrian sport craze, presenting the 2015 Longines Hong Kong Equestrian Masters at the AsiaWorld-Expo, and serving as the title partner and official timekeeper for the third consecutive year. In the Longines Speed Challenge held on Friday, French rider Julian Epaladze won the championship on the horse ‘PigmalionduRozel’. Now the world’s number one British rider Scott Brash and horse racing ‘HelloAnnie’ finished second with a slight gap.
On Sunday, the key event Longines Grand Prix was staged. In the end, British veteran John Whitaker won the championship on horse racing ‘Argento’; Swedish rider Henrikvon Eckermann followed with love foal ‘GothaFRH’; French rider Simon Dele Simon (Delestre) and horse racing ‘Ryandes Hayettes’ ranked third. Longines Global President Mr. Waltervon Känel and Long Fucheng’s elegant ambassador Guo Fucheng came to the scene to witness the fierce competition and awarded all the winning riders a masterpiece of elegant Longines timepieces.
At the same time, the Longines Compapart series of stainless steel rose gold moon phase chronographs also appeared as the designated watch for the event, cleverly extending the brand’s warm praise for equestrian sports and its elegant essence. This watch is 42 mm in diameter and features a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement. Nine stripe applied hour markers on the silver dial are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which elegantly enhances the moon phase display function. The half-moon-shaped center hand indicates the date, and the waterproof function reaches 5 atmospheres. The movement can be seen at a glance through the transparent case back.
The Longines Hong Kong Equestrian Masters is an indoor equestrian Masters Grand Slam. It includes a series of prestigious and outstanding events held in Asia, America and Europe, attracting the world’s top riders to compete. Today, with the first Longines Los Angeles Equestrian Masters being staged in 2014, Longines has become a partner and official timekeeper for three top events such as the Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Paris Equestrian Masters.
The relationship between Longines and equestrian sports dates back to 1878. At the time, the brand produced a chronograph stopwatch that was enough to be recorded in history, with a rider and his mount engraved on it. This watch helps the wearer to count down to the second, and it has become popular among jockeys and equestrians on the racetrack in 1881. In 1912, Longines became the official timekeeper of international equestrian events for the first time. Today, Longines has been widely involved in equestrian events such as flat horse racing, obstacle course and endurance racing.
Longines Companion Series Stainless Steel Rose Gold Moon Phase Chronograph Watch Number: L2.7188.8.131.52 Price: RMB39,900
Longines launches the new Conquest Classic Moonphase. As the latest addition to the chronograph stopwatch in the Compaq series, the new version also demonstrates the brand’s passion for equestrian sports and its emphasis on watchmaking tradition. This chronograph stopwatch is 42 mm in diameter, has a stainless steel case and a rose gold bezel, and is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement L678. Nine stripe applied hour markers on the silver dial are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which gracefully embodies the moon phase display function. There is a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, a 24-hour display with a small second hand at 9 o’clock, and a 30-minute counter with the day of the week at 12 o’clock. The date is indicated by a half-moon-shaped center hand. Water-resistant to 5 bar, the movement can be seen at a glance through the transparent case back. On a stainless steel rose gold bracelet with a triple folding safety clasp.
Watch number steel and 18k rose gold bezel
Movement Automatic mechanical movement
L678 movement (VAL7751)
13¼ minutes, 25 jewel bearings, vibration frequency 28’800 times / hour
Power reserve: 48 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, small seconds and 24-hour display at 9 o’clock. Day, month, moon phase. The half moon center hand indicates the date.
Center second hand clockwise
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Case Round, 42.00 mm diameter
Stainless steel with 18k rose gold bezel
Abrasion-resistant sapphire crystal with multiple anti-reflective coatings
Spiral sapphire crystal case back
Water resistance 5 bar (50 meters)
Dial Silver, 9 applied hour markers, Super-LumiNova®
Hands rhodium-plated or rose gold, hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Bracelet / strap stainless steel and 18k rose gold. Triple folding safety buckle and push-opening device.