Longines is the official partner of the International Ski Federation (FIS). For many years, it has been the ‘FIS World Cup’ and the ‘Alpine World Championships’ (Alpine World Ski Championships) provides professional timing services for outstanding competitions. The brand has been involved in world skiing for a long time. In 1924, it worked as a timekeeper for the Alpine ski competition held in Soyimia.
Longines is looking forward to witnessing the brand’s two elegant ambassadors, Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal and American skier Mikaela Shiffrin, on the white snow. The latter is the 2016/2017 champion and one of the guests of the International Ski Federation World Alpine Ski Forum held in Solden today. She spoke at the table about her expectations and goals for the upcoming season.
2017/2018 designated watch
Longines’ quartz history is full of technological innovations and achievements. In 1954, Longines developed the first quartz clock and immediately set a series of stunning precision records. This quartz clock combined with the legendary chronograph Chronocinégines, the pioneer of chronograph history, can provide referees with a series of film images composed of 1/100 second portraits, which can follow the movements of athletes and capture the moment they cross the finish line. In the 1956 World Cup Alpine Skiing in St. Moritz, it was first adopted.
In order to continue these historical milestones, Longines, which is marked by a flying wing hourglass, has launched a new Concas V.H.P. watch with an exclusive movement. This movement is extremely accurate for pointer watches (the error is only ± 5 seconds per year), and can be reset by the GPD (Gear Position Detection) system after being impacted or disturbed by magnetic fields. This superb watch embodies the extreme sports essence of the Comcast series, combining excellent technology with sports aesthetics. As a result, the Comcast V.H.P. watch has been positioned as a model of extreme precision.
This 2017/2018 designated watch is equipped with a silver dial and a stainless steel bracelet. This timepiece is 41 mm in diameter. Like other Conquest V.H.P models, it adopts a smartly designed crown and is equipped with an E.O.L. function to indicate that the battery is low.
Longines supports tomorrow’s star
Longines continues to support rising stars in the skiing world through the Longines Future Ski Champions. This tournament will be held for the first time during the World Cup finals in Åre, Sweden. With the support of national federations, Swiss watch brand Longines will invite male skiers under 16 from all over the world to compete in the super track competition. The final goal of the contestants is to win the championship, take away the trophy and Longines watch. Winners’ national ski associations were also awarded cheques to fund youth development projects.
In addition, Longines also adheres to the same philosophy and will again hold the Longines Rising Ski Stars this year. This award is given to the best female skier under 21 and the best male skier under 23 in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. At the end of the 2017/2018 season, the two winners will each receive a Longines watch, a trophy and a check.