This 5-star event was staged in St. Jakobshalle, and the world’s top riders and horses showed outstanding performance to the audience. The Longines Grand Prix on Sunday is a key event of the Longines CSI Basel. The Belgian rider Niels Bruynseels who rides the ‘Gancia de Muze’ is in a wonderful competition. The German rider John Whitaker who drove ‘Ornellaia’ took second place, while the Australian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander who drove ‘Lintea Tequila’ took third place. The champion rider was conferred an elegant Longines watch.
Longines is proud to be the title partner and official timekeeper of the “Longines CSI Basel Jockey Club” for four consecutive years. In recent years, this event has become one of the world’s top indoor equestrian events. Longines’ passion for equestrian sports dates back more than a century, and the partnership described above fits perfectly with this passion. In addition, the brand and the equestrian community agree on values such as tradition, excellence and elegance. To this day, Longines actively participates in equestrian events such as obstacle course, flat race, triathlon, endurance race, carriage racing and dressage.
The designated watch of the 2016 Longines CSI Basel Jockey Club is a model from the Longines Equestrian series, which is a symbol of the equestrian world. The line design of this watch reproduces the rectangular buckle shape on the stables of Frances-Montagnes, Switzerland’s only foal breed. Franches-Montagnes comes from the Jura mountains in Switzerland. This area is inseparable from Longines, which uses the flying wing hourglass as the brand’s logo, because the brand was founded here and has successfully occupied a place in the watch industry.