Aug 04th 2022

Longines is proudly and actively supporting the world of equestrian sport. As the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning, Longines is constantly strengthening its traditional and enduring commitment to equestrian sport worldwide. The Swiss brand has been associated with the equestrian world since its inception. The oldest known Longines watch decorated with equestrian motifs dates from 1869, and ushered in a handsome series of equestrian-themed pocket watches. The brand’s early ties with horses encouraged the watchmakers of Saint-Imier to pursue advances in sports timekeeping for equestrian competitions. In 1878, the winged hourglass brand developed its first chronograph movement, the legendary 20H. In addition, the Swiss watch brand was associated for the first time with a show jumping event in 1912. Today, Longines is passionately committed to the equestrian world and its various disciplines. 

Unique silver pocket watch from 1869, with a horse head engraved on the back, tracing the relationship between the brand and the equestrian world back to the first years of the Longines’ Company in Saint-Imier.

1878, 20H chronograph movement, the case of which features a jockey and his mount.

Based in Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832, the watchmaking company Longines wields expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships, and as partner of international sports federations, Longines has built strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sport over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watch manufacturer. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries. 

1935, illustration depicting the wire-cutting system, inaugurated in 1912.

May 1966, the “Chronocinégines”.  


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