Longines has not just been a renowned Swiss Watchmaker; it has also been an official timekeeper of various sports events across the world.
The thrill and precision on field have always inspired brand to take its innovative journey further. The association with sports has been proven effective for designing watches that have a timeless appeal in every art of glamour. Longines thinks that sports convey elegance, and wearing that elegance seems to be the symbol of the winners.
Longines’ partnership with sports started in 1878 with the launch of the first Chronograph watch by the brand. Since then, the brand has experienced many exciting movements as the timekeeper of various world championships of sports. Retaining the same elegance, the brand proudly fulfilled all the parameters stated in the sports world and enjoyed to accompany the wrists of champions.
Longines’ connection to the equestrian sports dates back to 1878 with the fist introduction of the chronograph watch having jockey and his mount engraved on it. In 1912, the company had been recognised officially as the timekeeper of horseracing with partnering international jumping competition.
The brand has also partnered The Roland Garros Tournament as the official timekeeper since 2007. To celebrate this partnership, Longines also introduces two exceptional timepieces that remind of the clay courts of Roland Garros through the design. The brand also accompanies the skier participated in Alpine skiing competition with the timepieces strictly for the discipline of sports.
Hell Fire Austin stars amiable cowboy hero Ken Maynard, as well has his horse, Tarzan the Wonder Horse (originally just named Tarzan, until a lawsuit with Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs). Maynard and Tarzan become embroiled in a championship horseracing feud between rival ranchers. Since Maynard was a trick rider before becoming a movie cowboy, Hell Fire Austin is the perfect platform for his ample abilities. But surrounding the race itself is backstabbing and under the table deals which punctuate this engaging film. Hell Fire Austin revels in the true glory of the Old West: six shooters, stallions, and underhanded plots.
Kentucky Blue Streak is an exciting film that dramatizes horseracing during the 1930s. Star Edward Nugent is a top jockey who’s gearing up to race his best horse Blue Streak in the Kentucky Derby. However, he’s framed for murder leading up to the race by the owners of rival horses! Stuck in jail, the idea of missing the race eats away at Nugent. Nugent plans to escape prison, win the Kentucky Derby, and somehow prove his innocence! How it all happens is a wild ride as Kentucky Blue Streak races to its climactic finish. Director Bernard Ray does a good job with beautiful classic horseracing scenes, soaking up the pomp and flourish of the Kentucky Derby in the 30s.
A great day out at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Saturday 3rd May 2008. If you love horses and horse racing, Uttoxeter is a great venue and one of the countries top racecourses.
Grandstand price of £16.00 provide great views of the horseracing.
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