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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Las Vegas: a final full of panache

Las Vegas (USA) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 19 April 2015 – This weekend, the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final took place in Las Vegas and marked the end of an exciting series. After five days of up- and downturns, dashed hopes and triumphs, the 2014-2015 season closed on Sunday 19 April. Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf enlightened the event, of which Longines was the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch.

Over the weekend, the world’s best riders and horses offered the spectators a unique show with outstanding performances in Las Vegas famous Thomas & Mack Center. Steve Guerdat (SUI) steered Albfuehren’s Paille to victory in the final of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping on Sunday 19 April. Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) earned the second place with Vagabond de la Pomme while Bertram Allen (IRL) riding Molly Malone V slotted into third place. The finalists were awarded an elegant Longines watch. The culminating day of the competition was enhanced by the presence of the icon of women’s tennis, Stefanie Graf, Longines Ambassador of Elegance.

For this 2015 edition of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final, the Official Watch was a stainless steel Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase watch. This model houses a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, a true symbol of precision and technique, which happen to be the required skills for show jumping. Its refined silvered dial displays the moon phases, echoing the excellence and elegance of the equestrian sport stars.

Longines’ long term partnership with the FEI consolidates its commitment to show jumping. As part of this partnership, Longines is lending its name to the FEI world ranking for riders participating in the show jumping trials: the Longines Rankings. The brand is the Official Partner of three series of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, along with the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final: the Western European League, the Chinese League and the North American League.

Longines’ passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when the brand produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. In 1912, the company partnered for the first time with an international show jumping competition in Portugal. Today, along with show jumping, Longines is an active partner in flat racing and eventing. In these three disciplines, Longines is the Official Partner, the Official Timekeeper and the Official Watch of international institutions, events, races and competitions. Elegance, Performance and Tradition are values that both equestrian sport and Longines share, which strengthen the profound bounds that the brand has been developing with the equestrian world for more than a century.

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 140 countries.

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For further information please contact:

Longines International Public Relations

2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland

publicrelations@longines.com

www.longines.com

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