The Qatar prix de l’Arc de Triomphe provided its large audience with unequalled thrilling moments in Longchamp on Sunday 4 October as the crowds watched with bated breath Lanfranco Dettori on Golden Horn finish on the first place. Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of this extraordinary race for the fifth consecutive year, Longines was also presenting another international Group 1 race on the same day, the Prix de l’Opéra Longines, won by Covert Love ridden by Patrick Joseph Smullen.
Sunday 4 October 2015, the ten thousands of spectators gathered in the enclosure have been holding their breath until Golden Horn and Lanfranco Dettori were the first across the finish line to carry off the 2,400-metre Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. For the fifth consecutive year, Longines had the privilege to measure the performances of the best international jockeys and horses that have been competing against each other on the prestigious Longchamp racecourse.
The Swiss watch brand was also presenting an international Group 1 race, the Prix de l’Opéra Longines. This elegant 2000 meter race reserved for thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older was won by Covert Love ridden by Patrick Joseph Smullen.
This unmissable rendezvous of the flat racing season is the perfect occasion for Longines to present the Official Watch of the event, a chronograph in steel from the Conquest Classic Moonphase collection, a refined timepiece which echoes the excellence and elegance of the stars of the equestrian universe. With a diameter of 42 mm, this model houses a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement. Its silvered dial makes an elegantly contrasting background to the moonphase display.
Involved in equestrian sports for more than a century, Longines is proud to support this prestigious event as the Official Partner and Timekeeper. This week-end will be filled with tradition, elegance and performance, values that are shared by both these high-level races and the Swiss watch brand.
In the context of its partnership with France Galop, Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the racecourses of Chantilly, Deauville and Longchamp, as well as the Title Partner of the Prix de Diane Longines. The Swiss watch brand is also partner of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club.