The 2015 Longines Hong Kong Masters were marked by amazing performances amongst which the victory of Julien Epaillard on Pigmalion du Rozelat the Longines Speed Challenge on Friday and the brilliant win of John Whitaker on Argento witnessed by Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aaron Kwok at the Longines Grand Prix on Sunday. As the Title partner and Official Timekeeper for the third edition of the Longines Hong Kong Masters, the Swiss watch brand proudly displayed on that weekend its new Conquest Classic Moonphase models, the perfect illustration of the elegance of this event.
Longines was proud to present the Conquest Classic Moonphase, dedicated to its passion for equestrian sports,during the 2015 Longines Hong Kong Masters. This edition of the event was held from February 13th to 15that AsiaWorld-Expo. The Swiss watch brand has been the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of this prestigious event since its first edition in 2013.
On Friday, Julien Epaillard on Pigmalion du Rozelwon the Longines Speed Challenge, while Scott Brash on Hello Annie secured the second place and GercoSchröder on Glock’s Prince de Vauxwas third. Sunday was marked by the brilliant win of John Whitaker on Argento, followed by Henrik von Eckermann on Gotha FRH and Simon Delestre on Ryan des Hayettes,in front of Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aaron Kwok at the Longines Grand Prix.Allwinners were honoured by receiving elegant Longines watches from the hands of Mr. Walter von Känel, President of Longines.
The Longines Hong Kong Masters is part of the Masters Grand Slam: a series of prestigious indoor equestrian events which attract the best horse riders in the world to take part in exceptional competitions held in Asia, America and Europe. Longines is proud tobe the Official Timekeeper at the three stages of the series: Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Paris. In addition, 2014 saw the first edition of the Longines Los Angeles Masters, which proved a huge success on the trail of the Longines Hong Kong Masters.
Like all the models in the Conquest Classic line, the Official Watch for the 2015 Longines Hong Kong Masters is fitted with a self-winding mechanicalcalibre. With a diameter of 42 mm, this steel and rose gold timepiece houses a chronograph movement. Its silvered dial is set with 9 applied indices coated with Super-LumiNova® and makes an elegantly contrasting background to the moonphase display. The date is indicated by a half-moon central hand. Water-resistant to 5 bar, this model displays a transparent case back through which its scintillating movement can be observed.
Longines’ history is closely linked to the equestrian sports and its passion for these disciplines is fully expressed in its presence at the Longines Hong Kong Masters. It all began in 1878, when the brand produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Seen on the racetracks as early as 1881 and extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, this model enabled its user to time performances to the second. In addition, the company has been partnering for the first time with an international show jumping competition by 1912. Today, along with show jumping, Longines is an active partner in flat racing and endurance competitions.