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Longines

May 23, 2016 09:00 ET

Longines Celebrates and Awards Elegant Timepieces at Preakness Stakes for Owner, Trainer and Jockey of Exaggerator

Swiss Watchmaking Brand Longines Was Official Timekeeper and Watch of the 141st Preakness Stakes, and Bestowing Partner of the Longines Dixie Stakes

SAINT-IMIER, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - May 23, 2016) - Longines, renowned Swiss watch brand and Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the 141st Preakness Stakes, ceremoniously awarded the winning owner, trainer and jockey of Exaggerator with watches from the Longines Master Collection at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 21.

Amy Figueroa, U.S. Brand Manager for Longines, awarded Matthew Bryan, Keith Desormeaux and Kent Desormeaux with elegant Longines timepieces after Exaggerator won the second leg of the esteemed Triple Crown series. Exaggerator, ridden by jockey Kent Desormeaux, raced to victory 1:58.31.

Longines had a prominent presence throughout Pimlico on Preakness day serving as the Official Timekeeper and Watch with a large chronograph at the finish line and hosting the Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Fashion Contest. The Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Fashion Contest celebrated the sophisticated style of The Preakness Stakes. With the help of a panel of judges, Longines chose the most elegant woman and presented her a Longines DolceVita Timepiece with diamonds. The Longines Master Collection watches were also granted to Takeover Target's owners, trainer and jockey, Klaravich Stables, William Lawrence, Chad Brown and Irad Ortiz of the Longines Dixie Stakes.

To highlight its partnership, the watchmaker had a digital "Longines Preakness Stakes Countdown Clock" on the official Preakness Stakes website, www.preakness.com.

For more information and photography from the 141st Preakness Stakes visit:

http://inr.synapticdigital.com/longines/preakness

About the Watches

The Longines Master Collection brings together classical elegance and watchmaking expertise. All range of requirements can be satisfied by the choice of displays offered by the collection: chronograph functions, indication of time in all 24 time-zones worldwide, power-reserve indicator, phases of the moon or retrograde functions. The Longines Master Collection cases are available in steel, steel and yellow gold or 18 carat rose gold. Water-resistant to 3 bar, they also have a transparent case back through which the proud owner can admire the fascinating working of the movement. Each timepiece is mounted on a steel and yellow gold or a steel bracelet, or on a black or brown alligator strap. The Official watch of the event features a silver "barley-corn" design, a moonphase display, as well as blue steel hands. It is mounted on a brown alligator strap.

Inspired by the Italian sweet life, the Longines DolceVita collection exudes contemporary elegance and femininity. Cased in steel, and sometimes decorated with diamonds, the Longines DolceVita collection comes in four dimensions. A silver-coloured "flinqué" dial adorned with painted Roman numerals and a black lacquered or white mother-of-pearl dial with diamonds decorates the watches of this line. Slender rhodium-plated or blued-steel hands point to the passing hours and minutes. With their quartz movement, the timepieces are finished by a choice of black, white, grey or red leather straps or by a stainless steel bracelet.

LONGINES

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. 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.

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