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World-class sport, emotions and refinement at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles

October 21, 2016

The Longines Masters of Los Angeles ended on Sunday afternoon with the victory of Daniel Deusser on Equita van’t Zorgvliet during the Longines Grand Prix, after four days of high-level show jumping competition. On Friday evening, the Swiss watch brand presented the other highlight of the event, the Longines Speed Challenge won by Nayel Nassar on Lordan. The Longines Masters of Los Angeles launched the second season of the intercontinental series, which will continue in Paris in December and finish in Hong Kong in February.

The Longines Masters of Los Angeles reached its climax on Sunday afternoon with the Longines Grand Prix won by Daniel Deusser on Equita van’t Zorgvliet. The German rider received a Longines watch from the hands of Charles Villoz, Vice President of the winged hourglass brand, to honour his amazing performance.

Earlier in the weekend Longines took part in the Pro-Am for Charity, a competition, which is run by pairs of riders, one from among the world’s best professional riders and an “amateur”. Longines Ambassador of Elegance Jane Richard Philips and Destry Spielberg competed for the charity organization JustWorld International.

On Friday evening, Longines had the pleasure to welcome its Ambassador of Elegance Mikaela Shiffrin at the event. The talented alpine skier was present to encourage the riders during the Longines Speed Challenge. This trial, known as the fastest in the world, was won by Nayel Nassar on Lordan.

Longines is delighted to lend its name to this 5* show-jumping event and provide its timekeeping expertise to all its trials. The Swiss watch brand is also proud to have presented the Official Watch of the event, a model of the Longines DolceVita collection. Set with diamonds, this timepiece displays a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals and a rose gold hourglass. It is mounted on a steel and rose gold cap bracelet.

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 150 countries.

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