The Equestrian’s Timekeeper: Longines Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing

Watches | 30 January 2015

The creation of Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing sees Longines continue its long tradition as a timekeeper for equestrian sports and pays homage to all those passionate about flat racing.

 

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Longines, timekeeper for sporting performances since the end of the 19th Century, is launching a new line of watches that have been specially created for sports which require high precision timing, the Conquest 1/100th series.

 

You need to go all the way back to 1878 in order to find the first traces of Longines’ involvement in equestrian sport. It was actually at this time that the brand produced one of its most emblematic items, a watch engraved with the image of a jockey on his mount which allowed performances to be timed to the second. Seen on the race courses from 1881, this model was already being used by most judges in New York by 1886. Consequently, the importance that Longines placed in equestrian competitions grew while the brand continued to push the boundaries of precision. Today, Longines is continuing its rich tradition in sports timekeeping by unveiling the Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing, a silver faced range of the Conquest 1/100th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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