Swiss Watch Brand Longines Times 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar


Swiss Watch Brand Longines Times 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (United States) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), November 4, 2017
Longines, the Official Partner, Timekeeper, and Watch of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, timed Forever Unbridled’s exciting victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, November 4th at Del Mar racetrack.
The internationally renowned Swiss watch brand also acted as Title Partner of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff race on Friday, November 3rd and the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf race on Saturday, November 4th at the California racetrack.
The Official Watch of the event was The Longines Master Collection which blends classic elegance and excellence.


Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing for Longines, presented elegant Longines watches to the owner, breeder, trainer and jockey of winning horses of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Breeders’ Cup Distaff race, and the Breeders’ Cup Turf race.
In keeping with the brand’s motto that ‘Elegance is an Attitude’, Longines awarded the Longines Prize for Elegance to the most elegant man and woman at the Park.
Winners also received a Longines watch in recognition of their elegance and poise.
The 2017 races at Del Mar marked the 34th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Considered by many to be one of the premiere thoroughbred horseracing events of the year, the Breeders’ Cup attracts the best horses, breeders, trainers, and owners from across the globe.
Additionally, the Breeders’ Cup Classic race is often one of the deciding factors in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings and the Longines World’s Best Jockey Award.

Longines’ passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph pocket watch engraved with a jockey and his mount.

This model quickly became extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers thanks to its ability to precisely time events to the second.

Seen on the racetracks as early as 1881, this Longines chronograph pocket watch became the timer of choice for most New York sport judges.

Today, Longines is well-known for the its expertise and involvement in equestrian sports timing.


 About Longines:

Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832.

Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance.

Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation.

Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products.

With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 150 countries.

About Breeders’ Cup:
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships.

The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races.

Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site,

You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About The Longines Master Collection

The Longines Master Collection blends classic elegance and excellence, for the greatest pleasure of watchmaking enthusiasts.
In 2005, Longines launched the line that would become its best-selling product: The Longines Master Collection. For 2017, the Longines Master Collection invites color onto its dials with a new blue model that has been named the Official Watch of the Breeders Cup.
This fashionable chromatic variation is perfectly in line with the classic and understated spirit of this collection, featuring a sunray blue dial displaying the hours, minutes and seconds.
The clear underside of the steel case allows one to admire the scintillating movement of the automatic calibres with which these pieces are fitted.
These elegant timepieces are complimented by a steel bracelet or blue alligator watch strap, all fitted with a folding safety clasp.


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