Longines, Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the CSIO 5* Dublin

Longines, Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the CSIO 5* Dublin

Longines is proud to support the CSIO 5* Dublin, a world class equestrian event which attaches great importance to values cherished by the Swiss watch brand, namely tradition, performance and elegance.

Based in the Swiss town of Saint-Imier since 1832, the watchmaker Longines can look back on over 180 years of tradition typified by the elegance of its products. Using the expertise it gradually acquired, Longines established a network of advantageous links with the world of sport which enabled it to offer its skilled services to various prestigious disciplines during the 20th century.

Longines’ passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Seen on the racetracks as early as 1881 and extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, this model enabled its user to time performances to the seconds. In 1912 the company partnered for the first with an international show jumping competition. Today Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes show-jumping, flat racing and endurance competitions.

In January 2013, Longines signed a historic agreement with the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) that saw the brand become the first Top Partner as well as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI. This partnership reinforces the traditional and long-lasting commitment of the Swiss watchmaker in equestrian sports and makes the brand a major player in this field. In addition, Longines provides its skilled timekeeping services and associates itself with top-level series and competitions such as the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, the Longines Global Champions Tour, the Longines Hong Kong Masters, the Longines Los Angeles Masters, the Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters, and the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show.

In flat racing, Longines is the Official Partner and Official Watch of the IFHA (International Federation of Horseracing Authorities) and support the “World’s Best Racehorses Rankings”. In addition, the Swiss watch brand is associated with the most prestigious and iconic races in the world, such as the Prix de Diane Longines, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Dubai World Cup, Royal Ascot and the Longines Hong Kong International Races. Furthermore, the Swiss watch brand is the Official Timekeeper of the three races of the Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.

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 140 countries.