Gourmet Fair

Moments in Time: Racing Time

Running to the Finish Line at the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photo Courtesy Longines. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — It was one of the most awaited events on the autumn calendar, the 100th running of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe horse race. The German thoroughbred Torquato Tasso crossed the finish line as the house of Longines, as the Official Timekeeper of the race, timed him in. The race, one of the most prestigious in the world which attracts the finest horses from around the world, was held last October 3rd and for the 11th year running Longines was the Official Timekeeper for all of the horse races organized during the Qatar Prix weekend at the Longchamp racecourse in Paris in the Bois de Boulogne. Within the context of its partnership with France Galop, Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the racecourses of Chantilly, Deauville and Longchamp, as well as the Title Partner of the Prix de Diane Longines. The brand is also the Official Partner of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club.

The new moon phase models for women in the Master Collection of the house of Longines. Photo Courtesy Longines. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Longines is the official watch of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and this year presented a new moon phase model for women in the Longines Master Collection. Elegance, character and purity are the hallmarks of this collection and the new moon phase is no exception to those golden rules. Feminine and technical, the timepiece integrates its in-house complications into a meticulous creation. The Longines Master Collection incorporates a wide range of exclusively mechanical movements — hours, minutes, seconds, date and the moon phase display —into its models.

The new moon phase for women model presented the challenge of fitting this complication into a 34mm steel case which houses an in-house mechanical self-winding movement, the L899 calibre.
The timepiece has a striking mother-of-pearl dial that is also available in sunray blue and offers a choice of different colored straps or an elegant and comfortable stainless steel bracelet.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette

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