Wouter Devos (BEL) is the winner of the “Longines Grand Prix” in Crans-Montana
July 24, 2018
After a breathtaking competition, Wouter Devos (BEL) won the “Longines Grand Prix” in Crans-Montana with Tonik Hero. Longines supported the event as Title Partner and Official Timekeeper. The brand presented in Crans-Montana the Official Watch of the event, a model from the collection “Record”.
It was one of the highlights of this year’s Jumping Longines of Crans-Montana: The prestigious „Longines Grand Prix “ was won by Wouter Devos (BEL) and his Tonik Hero. He was followed by Nicolas Deseuzes (FRA) with Quilane de Lezeaux on the second and Niklaus Rutschi (SUI) with Carassina on the third place. The winner received an elegant Longines watch from Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing.
The watch brand took the occasion to support JustWorld International through the Clear The Jump action. Each time a rider and his horse cross the Longines triple obstacle clear, the equivalent of 200 meals was offered to the association, which aims to lift children out of poverty. Thanks to this campaign, Longines has helped to offer 5000 meals for the benefit of the JustWorld International Foundation.
This year again, the world-class riders have been gathering in Crans-Montana to compete in various exciting show-jumping competitions. The Swiss watch brand is proud to support the Jumping Longines of Crans-Montana as Official Partner and Timekeeper for the third consecutive year.
The Official Watch of this year’s Jumping Longines of Crans-Montana was an elegant model from the Record collection. Every single model is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The brand is proud of its involvement in equestrian sports, which dates back to 1878 when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his horse. In addition, the Swiss watch brand has been partnering with show jumping events since 1912. Today, Longines' commitment to equestrian sports includes - besides show-jumping - flat-racing, eventing, endurance, dressage and driving competitions.