Swiss watchmaking brand will feature the Longines DolceVita as the Official Watch of the event happening August 29 through September 5
Taking place from August 29th to September 5th, the Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to celebrate its 45th run at Bridgehampton, New York. The Swiss watchmaking brand, Longines, will once again serve as the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the show jumping competition. The event will be held in-person and plans to follow safety precautions and health guidelines.
This world-class equestrian event attaches great importance to values cherished by the Swiss watch brand, namely tradition, performance and elegance. In addition to being the Official Partner, the Official Timekeeper and the Official Watch of the event, the Swiss watch brand is associated with two of its highlights: the Longines Cup on Saturday and the Longines Rider Challenge on Sunday.
To promote excellence in the sport, Longines will award elegant watches to the winners of the Longines Cup, Longines Rider Challenge and the Grand Prix competitions.
The brand will feature the Longines DolceVita as the Official Watch of the event. Inspired by a model of the 1920s, the new sectored dial takes on the style of the Art Deco period. Crafted in stainless steel and enhanced with diamonds, the DolceVita piece features a silvered “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals and an interchangeable blue strap.
Longines is also extending its selection of interchangeable straps by offering new leather variations in white andgolden hues.
Longines’ passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when it 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 seconds. In 1912 the company had already partnered with an international show jumping competition. Today Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes show-jumping, flat racing and eventing competitions.