The 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour kicked-off this month with its U.S. leg in Miami Beach, Florida. With horse jumping competitions in Miami, Doha, Paris and Rome, the Longines Global Champions Tour includes 15 legs in 15 cities and gathers the world’s best riders. In addition to being the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper of the entire series, Longines is proud to have presented the highlight of this first stage, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach, won by Edwina Tops-Alexander on Lintea Tequila.
Miami Beach hosted this weekend the first leg of the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour. Longines is glad to be the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper of all the series. The Swiss watch brand also presented the highlight of the event, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach, which saw the victory of Edwina Tops-Alexander on Lintea Tequila. The Australian rider was presented with an elegant Longines watch by Charles Villoz, Vice President of Longines.
The U.S leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour welcomed top competitors from around the globe. Notable riders included, Georgina Bloomberg, Hannah Selleck, Jennifer Gates, Eve Jobs, and Paris Sellon, the daughter of Hollywood Producer James Burrow. Fashion Designer and equestrian Ariana Rockefeller, was on hand to cheer on her peers as well as Singer/Songwriter, Iggy Azalea.
The Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach offered a great opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event, a model of the Longines DolceVita collection, which represents contemporary elegance of the brand worldwide. The ladies model in steel decorated with diamonds features a silver-colored “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals.
The 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour gathers the world’s best riders and includes 15 legs in 15 cities, such as Shanghai, Paris and Rome. This year, the series, which will end in Doha in November, will extend to Latin America for the first time, with a stage in Mexico in mid-April. Last year, the Longines Global Champions Tour was won by Luciana Diniz of Portugal.
Longines has been based at Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Over the years, the brand has built strong and long-lasting links with the equestrian sports. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in over 150 countries. For further information please visit www.longines.com.