As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch, Longines presented the programme of the event and revealed the name of the Longines Ambassador of Elegance who will be lighting up the Prix de Diane Longines with her presence, namely Kate Winslet.
In all, nine races – including the famous Prix de Diane Longines, the world's top race for fillies – will be held during the afternoon of 15 June, in the unique atmosphere of the Chantilly Racecourse.
Longines' involvement in equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when the brand created a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his horse. For the Prix de Diane Longines 2014, the brand will be promoting a ladies' watch in steel from its Conquest Classic collection. Set with 30 diamonds, this timepiece with its white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour symbols is a perfect example of the elegance of this unique race meeting.
This year, the event will be enhanced by Longines' Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet. As the embodiment of refinement, the talented British actress will be presenting the "Mademoiselle Diane par Longines" award for elegance during the afternoon to a young lady chosen for her outstanding elegance. Moreover, Julien Doré, will be giving an exclusive concert.
Longines will also be involved in the Prix de La Reine Marie-Amélie Longines, a race for amateur riders of the International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders (FEGENTRI), of which Longines is the Official Partner and Official Watch.
During the 2014 edition, the Swiss watch brand will renew its support to talented young jockeys through the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars, a race in which young jockeys from all four corners of the globe compete against each other. In a similar vein, Longines organizes on Saturday 14 the Longines Ladies Awards which will be presented during a gala evening held in the Grandes Ecuries of the Chantilly Chateau.