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FIS Alpine World Cup overall title, Mikaela Shiffrin
Second FIS Alpine World Cup overall title for Longines Ambassador of Elegance Mikaela Shiffrin

Longines congratulates its Ambassador of Elegance Mikaela Shiffrin on winning her second Overall Crystal Globe. With a total of 1773 points, she finished ahead of Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener with 1168 points and Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova with 977 points respectively. Following an exceptional 2017/2018 FIS Alpine World Cup season, Mikaela also claimed the slalom crystal globe for the fifth time of her career, with no fewer than seven victories in this discipline this season. While she dominated the technical disciplines, the American skier also claimed a first impressive World Cup Downhill race in Lake Louise, Canada, back in December.

In the male category, Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won the Overall title for the seventh time, in front of Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen and Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aksel Lund Svindal.

As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the FIS, the brand had the honor of rewarding the overall winners Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher with two exceptional athletes with elegant Longines timepieces during an official prize giving ceremony held in Are, Sweden in the context of the FIS Alpine World Cup Finals.

Ski World Championships, FIS, 2018
Swiss siblings Mélanie and Loïc Meillard win the 2018 Longines Rising Ski Stars Prize

Bringing together the season’s top-25 male and female skiers in each discipline, the FIS Alpine World Cup Finals are taking place this year in the Scandinavian ski resort of Åre, Sweden, which will also host the next FIS Alpine Ski World Championships – both event supported by Longines as the Official Partner and Timekeeper. On the occasion of the Finals, the Swiss watch brand celebrated the conclusion of the season by awarding the Longines Rising Ski Stars Prize. This year, it was a family-shared recognition, as Swiss siblings Mélanie and Loïc Meillard have distinguished themselves as the best female skier (under 21) and the best male skier (under 23) of the 2017/2018 World Cup season.

For Mélanie Meillard, 2018 started off well as she claimed her first podium in the FIS Alpine World Cup, finishing third in the City Event in Oslo, Norway. With a total of 431 points at the end of the season, ahead of Katharina Gallhuber (AUT) with 303 points and Katharina Liensberger with 206 points, Mélanie finished ten times in the top-10 in World Cup races. With a score of 299 points at the end of the season, triple Junior World Champion Loïc Meillard had a very good season as well, being amongst the 10 best skiers at five of his World Cup races. Following the Ladies’ slalom race, Loïc Meillard was presented with a Longines timepiece, as well as a trophy and a cheque, from the hands of Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing Juan-Carlos Capelli and Casper Gebeke, of Longines Sweden. His sister Melanie, who did not participate in the finals due to an injury, was represented by Jérôme Krieg from Swiss-Ski, who received the coveted recognition on her behalf.

The Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Cairns

Today, Australian archery champion Taylor Worth carried the Queen’s Baton in Cairns, with the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at his wrist. Bearing the colours of this great international sporting event, this exceptional timepiece features an engraving of the Gold Coast 2018 logo with the mention “Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games”.

Longines is delighted to be the Official Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay, which is traveling through the nations of the Commonwealth to the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games on 4 April 2018.

Known worldwide for its excellence in precision timing, Longines is proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and is looking forward to the beginning of the competition in 18 days.

2018 Longines Future Ski Champions; Italy; Thomas Lorenzo Bini
2018 Longines Future Ski Champions

Longines, in collaboration with the FIS, of which it is the Official Partner and Timekeeper, proudly presented the fifth edition of the Longines Future Ski Champions, a one-of-a-kind competition bringing together the best international skiers under 16 years old. This year, the Swedish resort of Åre hosted the event in the context of the FIS Alpine World Cup Finals. The young athletes, coming from twelve different countries and selected by their respective national Federation, took part in a two-run giant slalom on the World Cup’s slope. The Longines timing system and course conditions were identical to those of the official competition.

The 2018 edition was claimed by Italian skier Thomas Lorenzo Bini in 2:12.16, followed by French skier Benjamin Hoareau (+0.31) and Swedish skier Anton Rösnäs (+1.59). Thomas was presented with a trophy, as well as a Longines watch from the hands of Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing, Sarah Lewis, General Secretary for the FIS and Aksel Lund Svindal, Longines Ambassador of Elegance. Furthermore, the champion's national federation, the Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali, received a cheque destined to promote the sport among young people.

The evening before, the athletes took part in the bib draw ceremony, held in the heart of Åre. They had the good fortune to be accompanied by Mikaela Shiffrin, Longines Ambassador of Elegance and patron of the event, who gave them some precious advice before the race day. The ceremony concluded with the inauguration of the countdown clock until the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Åre 2019 – of which the brand is the Official Partner and Timekeeper – in presence of representatives from the FIS and the Organising Committee.

The Longines Future Ski Champions race is part of Longines’ initiatives to encourage youth sports and discover young talents. The Swiss watch brand notably organises a tennis tournament for young hopefuls at Roland-Garros, the Longines Future Tennis Aces, and a race for young jockeys, the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars, which takes place at the Prix de Diane Longines in Chantilly.

The Official Watch of the 2017/2018 FIS Alpine World Cup Finals

The FIS Alpine World Cup Finals is the opportunity for Longines to highlight the Official Watch of the 2017/2018 season, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, which represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. Featuring a silver dial and stainless steel bracelet, this timepiece is equipped with a smart crown facilitating manipulations, as well as a perpetual calendar.


Results of the 2018 Longines Future Ski Champions race


Rank Bib Country Name 1st leg 2nd leg Total Difference
1 9 Italy Thomas Lorenzo Bini 1:06.28 1:05.88 2:12.16  
2 5 France Benjamin Hoareau 1:06.52 1:05.95 2:12.47 +0.31
3 6 Sweden Anton Rösnas 1:06.58 1:07.17 2:13.75 +1.59
4 2 USA Jack Reich 1:06.93 1:07.66 2:14.59 +2.43
5 4 Japan Taiyo Kuwabara 1:09.10 1:08.36 2:17,46 +5:30
6 11 Canada Heiko Ihns 1:10.17 1:10.16 2:20.33 +8.17
7 10 Finland Erik Saravuo 1:10.30 1:10.18 2:20.48 +8.32
8 3 South Korea Mingyu Kang 1:11.85 1:11.48 2:23.33 +11.17
9 7 Germany Marinus Sennhofer 1:15.38 1:08.09 2:23.77 +11.61


1st run
1 Croatia Tvrtko Ljutic        


1st run
8 Norway Jesper Wahlqvist        


1st run
12 Switzerland Nicolas Macheret        
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men; FINALES; Are

今晚舉行了第五屆浪琴表未來之星滑雪冠軍賽(Longines Future Ski Champions號碼背心抽籤儀式。這項比賽將於明天在瑞典奧勒(Åre)的國際滑雪聯會高山滑雪世界盃(FIS Alpine World Cup決賽期間舉行。代表十二個國家的16歲以下年輕運動員將在明天的世界盃官方賽道上進行兩輪大曲道賽的競賽。勝出者將獲頒一座獎盃及一枚浪琴腕表。典禮上,年輕選手有機會與賽事贊助人、浪琴表優雅形象大使Mikaela Shiffrin見面,後者就賽前的身心狀態準備給後輩提供了許多寶貴意見。







Heiko Ihns


Tvrtko Ljutić


Erik Saravuo


Benjamin Hoareau


Marinus Sennhofer


Lorenzo Bini


Taiyo  Kuwabara


Jesper Wahlqvist


Mingyu Kang


Anton Rösnäs


Nicolas Macheret


Jack Reich

Longines FEI World Cup North American League; Ocala Live Oak Plantation
Longines FEI World Cup North American League - Ocala Live Oak Plantation

On 18 March 2018, USA’s Kristen Vanderveen riding Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili earned first place at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League in Ocala. She was followed by compatriot Brianne Goutal-Marteau on Viva Colombia and Swiss rider Beat Mändli on Galan S. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League series, the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines was proud to reward the winner with an elegant watch.