As FEI’s Top Partner, Longines is the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the CSIO Barcelona 2015 and timed the victory of Team Belgium, made up of Olivier Philippaerts on H&M Armstrong van de Kapel, Judy-Ann Melchior on As Cold As Ice Z, Jos Lansink on For Cento and Gregory Wathelet on Conrad de Hus, at the Furusiyya FEI Nations CupTM Jumping final after several months of intense preparation and thrilling competitions across Europe. The Swiss watch brand is also associated with two other highlights of the event: the Longines Challenge Cup on Friday, won by Team Qatar, and the Longines Cup of the City of Barcelona on Sunday.
Besides, the Official Watch of the CSIO Barcelona 2015 is a lady model of the new Longines DolceVita collection, cased in steel, decorated with diamonds and featuring a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals. This timepiece represents contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand worldwide, which makes it also the perfect illustration of the elegance of this world class competition.
The partnership between Longines and the FEI reinforces the traditional and long-lasting commitment of the Swiss watchmaker in equestrian sports. As part of this partnership, Longines is lending its name to the FEI world ranking for riders participating in the show jumping trials: the Longines Rankings. The brand is the Official Partner of the three indoors series (Western European, Chinese and North American League) and the final of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, as well as the outdoors series and the final of the Furusiyya FEI Nations CupTM Jumping.