The indissoluble bond between Longines and ski competitions began in Chamonix in 1933. The Swiss watchmaker began timing the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel in 1948, and has carried this responsibility more than 50 times since.
At the finish line of the 1969 Hahnenkamm race, Longines was responsible for timing.
In 2013, Longines will return to the Tyrolean resort as the official timer for the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup and World Championships. Kitzbühel is known for its demanding Streif ski runs-hailed as the most difficult and fastest track. Many great ski champions have conquered this legendary ski track. For decades, Longines Longines has helped develop race technology, introduced a lot of innovative ideas to improve timing and provide the public with enjoyment of the race. For example, in 1993, Longines introduced a new technology that allows players to show their half-time on TV and compare them to their fastest competitors.
The Longines Saint-Imier collection is inspired by the birthplace of the brand’s long tradition of pure watchmaking. The fluent lines and lugs independent of the case give these new products a wonderful balance between classic and modern design. This chronograph has a diameter of 41 mm and is equipped with a L688 column-wheel movement specially developed and produced for Longines. Its stainless steel case has a black dial.
In addition to serving as the official timekeeper, Longines will also cooperate with the famous KitzCharity Trophy-professional skier and celebrity Streif ski run. In order to help raise money for the event to improve the lives of local poor mountain peasants and their families, Longines Longines will send its own ski team to participate in the competition. Its ski team is composed of Richard Strohmeier, Longines Vice President Finance and two Austrian celebrities Armin Assinger and Matthias Lanzinger.
At the end of the 2012/2013 ski season, Longines Longines will launch the Longines Rising Ski Stars, honouring two outstanding young skiers who participated in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. The best female skier is under the age of 21 and the best male skier is under the age of 23. Each will receive a trophy, a Longines watch and a check for CHF 20,000. This new award reflects Longines’ commitment to supporting young athletes. Prior to this, Longines also focused on the future of tennis and organized the ‘Longines Future Tennis Aces’ league to provide young players under 13 with the opportunity to make their debut in Roland-Garros. At the same time, the brand also joined the Longines Diana Grand Prix Prix de Diane Longines in a new event-‘Longines Future Racing Stars’ (Longines Future Racing Stars). This event organized by Longines Longines for youth champions attracted young riders from France, Britain, Germany, Ireland and Italy.
Longines Longines elegant ambassador, Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal wears the official watch for the 2012/2013 ski season: Longines Longines Saint-Imier Somia chronograph
Official watch of the season-Longines Saint-Imier Chronograph Chronograph-equipped with L688.2 column-wheel movement specially developed and produced for Longines Longines, 41 mm diameter case made of stainless steel, black The dial shows the hours and minutes, a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, and a calendar window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Of course, the timekeeping function is also essential: a large second hand at the center, a 30-minute timer at 3 o’clock, 12 hours The chronograph is at 6 o’clock. This watch is equipped with a stainless steel bracelet and a folding safety clasp.