Longines is proud to be the Title Partner of the Longines Global Champion Tour and the Official Timekeeper of the Global Champions events.
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 already the company partnered for the first time with an international show jumping com- petition. Today Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes show-jumping, flat racing and eventing competitions.
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.