Waldgeist Wins The 98th Edition Of The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

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Waldgeist Wins The 98th Edition Of The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Longines had the honor to time the great victory of Waldgeist in the prestigious Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, of which the Swiss watchmaker is the Official Partner and the Official Timekeeper. In addition, the brand lent its name to two other Group 1 races of that day, namely the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines, claimed by Glass Slippers and Villa Marina respectively.

On Sunday 6 October 2019, in ParisLongchamp (France), Waldgeist led by Pierre-Charles Boudot crossed first the finishing line of the 2,400-metre Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, rewarding the ten thousands of spectators with a truly thrilling race day.
 

Waldgeist Wins The 98th Edition Of The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the event, the Swiss watch brand Longines was also proud to present the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines, won by Glass Slippers led by Tom Eaves and the Prix de l’Opéra Longines, which was claimed by Villa Marina ridden by Olivier Peslier.
 

Waldgeist Wins The 98th Edition Of The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

To celebrate their outstanding performance, Longines rewarded the jockey, trainer and owner of both winning horses with elegant Longines timepieces.
 

Waldgeist Wins The 98th Edition Of The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

For the 9th consecutive year, Longines was proud to be associated to all races held during Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. This most awaited horseracing event earned its worldwide reputation receiving the prestigious 2015, 2017 and 2018 Longines World’s Best Horse Race awards. In the context of its partnership with France Galop, Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the racecourses of Chantilly, Deauville and Longchamp, as well as the Title Partner of the Prix de Diane Longines. The brand is also the Official Partner of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club.
 

Waldgeist Wins The 98th Edition Of The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

As the Official Watch of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Longines presented a new model from The Longines Master Collection, featuring a silver dial and a moon phase indicator. A symbol of Longines’ watchmaking expertise, The Longines Master Collection perfectly embodies the values of excellence and elegance that have contributed to building the brand’s reputation across the world.