Longines Times The Qatar Prix De l’Arc De Triomphe Back At ParisLongchamp

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Longines Times The Qatar Prix De l’Arc De Triomphe Back At ParisLongchamp

The Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to time the much-awaited 97th edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which celebrated its return on the ParisLongchamp racecourse, inaugurated last April.

The brand witnessed the victory of Enable led by 2015 Longines World’s Best Jockey Frankie Dettori in the eponymous race. In addition, Longines lent its name to two other Group 1 races, namely the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines, claimed by Mabs Cross and Wild Illusion respectively. The Official Watch of the event was a chronometer-certified timepiece of the Record collection, displaying a white matt dial with painted roman numerals.
 

Inauguration of the plates celebrating the title of Longines World’s Best Horse

As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which was back on the new ParisLonghcamp racecourse, the Swiss watch brand Longines had the pleasure to offer its timekeeping expertise to the sixteen races, including nine in Group 1. The eponymous race saw the victory of Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori.
 

Enable led by Frankie Dettori, winner of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, on

Also on Sunday, the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines Group 1 races were claimed by Mabs Cross and Wild Illusion respectively. On this occasion, the brand presented the jockey, trainer and owner of the winning horses with elegant Longines timepieces.
 

Mabs Cross and Gérald Mosse, winners of the 2018 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp L

Earlier today, the Longines had the pleasure to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the plates displaying the 2015 and 2017 Longines World’s Best Horse Race titles claimed by the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The mythical race was presented twice the prestigious Award by Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, during a ceremony held in London in January. The plates can now be admired at the Club ParisLongchamp.
 

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Along with the excitement of the most awaited horseracing trial, the spectators at ParisLongchamp had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: a model of the Record collection. Featuring a white matt dial with painted roman numerals, this timepiece is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
 

Finish line of the 2018 Prix de l’Opéra Longines, claimed by Wild Illusion

Longines and France Galop

In the context of its partnership with France Galop, Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the racecourses of Chantilly, Deauville and ParisLongchamp, as well as the Title Partner of the Prix de Diane Longines. The brand is also the Partner of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club.
 

Prize giving of the 2018 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, in presence of Frankie
Finish line of the 2018 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, claimed by Enable
Winners of the 2018 Prix de l’Opéra Longines: Wild Illusion led by William Buick

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