This year, the surroundings of the Champ de Mars will host the Longines Future Tennis Aces 2014. 16 girls aged of less than 13 years and coming from 16 different countries will try to win the coveted reward: a great victory at an international tournament on the mythical Parisian clay. In addition, both finalists will receive an annual bursary for their sports equipment until their sixteenth birthday. These 16 young talents will compete over two days of tournament to qualify for the final on Saturday morning 31 May.
Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 will be dedicated to the Longines Academy, a training camp that will allow the young players to be under the guidance of the best specialists of the discipline and the tournament’s godmother, Marion Bartoli, a former French professional tennis player. She will support the girls during the week and will take part in an exhibition match on Saturday morning, where she will compete against both young finalists and a Longines Rising Tennis Star.
Within the frame of Roland-Garros, Longines highlights a model of its Conquest Classic collection, a steel chronograph that houses an exclusive column-wheel movement. Its black dial is set with one arabic numeral and 11 applied indices with Super-LumiNova®. It displays the hours and the minutes, a small second at 9, a 30-minute counter at 3, a 12-hour counter at 6 as well as the date at 4:30. Just as the entire collection Conquest Classic, this timepiece is water-resistant to 5 bar and its screw-down case back is fitted with a sapphire glass.