2016 witnessed the 10th Royal Jockey Club Horse Week since the cooperation between Longines and the Royal Jockey Club. Every year, a total of 18 exciting events are staged in this highly anticipated week. Spectators have come to see the outstanding performance of some of the fastest horses in the world. Horse racing week starts every day with the Royal Procession, a classic moment that makes this equestrian event one of Britain’s famous events.
On June 14 (Tuesday), Longines congratulates ‘Caravaggio’ on winning the CoventryStakes, and presents its Longines Master Collection watches to its owners, trainers, jockeys and stables grooms. Later in the day, the British Princess Anne (HerRoyalHighnessPrincessAnne) presented the King’sStandStakes winners with watches from the same series.
The previous night, Swiss watch brand Longines held the 4th LonginesLadiesAwards at the magnificent NaturalHistoryMuseum in London and was honored to present the award to Princess Anne. Princess Anne is not only a high-level equestrian athlete, but also chair of major equestrian organizations, including 8 years as chairperson of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI); this award recognizes her significant contribution to the equestrian world.
The ceremony brought together a group of highly respected equestrian elites; Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and International Marketing Director, presented Princess Anne with an 18K rose gold pocket watch-Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch HorsesTrio1911. Three pocket horses are engraved on the bottom of this pocket watch, which symbolizes the close connection between the Longines, which is marked by a flying wing hourglass, and the equestrian sport. Against the background of elaborate leaves, the three horses strode forward, their heads became more prominent, and the case was also designed with leaves. This unique limited edition is extremely rare, each numbered.