A high-level equestrian event held on Sunday evening, the highly anticipated ‘Longines Equestrian Grand Prix’ in Hong Kong, and finally Christian Ahlmann won the horse riding Caribis Z, while German rider Ludger Beerbaum Racers Casello and Max Kühner raced Cornet Kalua to win second and third place respectively. LONGINES Ambassador Guo Fucheng also visited the scene to watch the wonderful performances of the riders, and presented LONGINES watches to the winners on behalf of them.
The ‘Longines Equestrian Grand Prix’ is the most watched event in each ‘Longines Equestrian Masters’. From Los Angeles to Paris to Hong Kong, in the same season, they have won three riders in the ‘Longines Equestrian Grand Prix’. A prize of € 2.25 million will be awarded, and riders who did not win three consecutive Longines Equestrian Grand Prix in the same season will receive a prize of € 1 million.
As the official timing of the event, LONGINES is pleased to be the timing for another high-profile race, the Longines Speed Challenge, which accurately measures the performance of the rider Christian Ahlmann’s riding horse Caribis Z. The riders Ludger Beerbaum and Max Kühner took second and third place on horsebacks Casello and Cornet Kalua, respectively, and performed an exciting race together.
In addition, LONGINES also presents the designated watch for this event, a new model in the LONGINES Equestrian series, which fully reflects the brand’s passion for equestrian sports. The case of the watch is made of rectangular buckle only on the reins worn by Frances-Montagnes, a Swiss breed horse.
During the ‘Longines Hong Kong Equestrian Masters’, LONGINES held a special exhibition entitled ‘Longines Flagship 1957-2017’ to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its Flagship series. This is the first time that these historic watches have left the LONGINES Museum in Switzerland and exhibited at the venue. Visitors can learn about the representative information of this watch series through digital interactive devices.
As the official partner of the Longines Equestrian Masters, LONGINES is looking forward to the third season, which will begin in Los Angeles on September 3, 2017.