On Sunday, November 30, 2014, the Japan Cup International Horse Race was held at the Fuchu Racecourse in Tokyo. Under the watchful eye of the audience, Chrisophe Soumillon drove the good horse Epiphaneia to cross the finish line first, and the racecourse won.
To celebrate and commemorate this great victory, Mr. Walter von Känel, the president of the brand, and Lin Zhiling, the elegant ambassador, presented elegant Longines watches to the winning owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys. The Japan Cup 2400m International First Class was established in 1981. Horses aged three and over can participate in the championship.
This year is the first time Longines has participated in the Japan Cup International Horse Race as an official partner, official timepiece and official watch. Horse racing has a long tradition in Japan, and Longines is pleased to join hands with the Japan Cup to show its sincere passion for horse racing.
To celebrate the racecourse’s outstanding performance and exquisite Japanese elegance, Longines also held the “Longines Elegance Prize” in homage to Kimono for the first time on that day. Miki Uehara was selected as the most elegant woman of the day and received a fine Longines watch from Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and International Marketing Director of Longines.
The official timekeeper for the 2400m International Cup of Japan Cup is a Concas watch, which was created by Longines for horse racing. The stainless steel gold case with black dial, through the sapphire crystal back, you can admire the unique column-wheel movement.
The cooperation between Longines and the equestrian sport has a history of more than a century. In 1878, Longines produced a chronograph stopwatch engraved with the jockey and his foal. This model has appeared on the racetrack as early as 1881, it allows users to experience the timing performance accurate to the second. In addition, Longines cooperation with the equestrian obstacle course began in 1912. Today, the brand’s cooperation with horse racing has expanded to flat horse racing, track obstacle course and endurance racing.