The start of the new Alpine skiing season is the opportunity for Longines to unveil the name of its new Ambassador of Elegance, American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. The young athlete is the winner of the « Longines Rising Ski Stars » for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 seasons, a prize awarded to the best female skier under the age of 21 who competes for the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. Her achievements also include a World Championship title in 2013 and two crystal globes in her specialist discipline: slalom.
Longines has been the Official Partner and Timekeeper for the FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing races since 2006. The Official Watch of the season will be a one hundredth of a second chronograph, the Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing, specially created
for professional Alpine skiers as well as fans of this discipline. This model measures time at multiple intermediaries and has an intuitive analogue display that shows the time to one hundredth of a second using a specific hand. All of this is possible thanks to the latest generation of quartz movement developed exclusively for Longines.