It’s a week away from the Belmont Stakes and there’s much speculation if California Chrome will take Horse Racing’s Triple Crown this year. The thoroughbred racehorse has already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and could be the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, when Affirmed took the coveted prize.
In the past decade, seven horses: Silver Charm, Real Quiet, Charismatic, War Emblem, Smarty Jones, Big Brown and I’ll Have Another have all won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, but came up short in the Belmont Stakes.
Precision up-to-the-second time-keeping is vital in the world of horse racing and many well-known watch brands sponsor horse-racing events around the world. Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Longines are among the popular watch sponsors.
Longines in fact is the Official Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby. The prominent Swiss brand is also the Official Watch and Official Timekeeper of the renowned Royal Ascot Race Course, in Ascot, England where the illustrious Royal Meeting and Gold Cup Races take place every summer, usually attended by members of the Royal Family.
The brand’s equestrian heritage dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph pocket watch engraved with a jockey and his mount. The timepiece was widely used at racetracks and was popular with jockeys and horse lovers, since it enabled them to time performances in seconds.
Longines offers many prestigious wristwatches for men and women available at luxury retailer The Watchery. The Belle Arti Women’s Diamond wristwatch is an absolute stunner. This dazzling timepiece features an elongated, rectangular shaped case with contoured lugs in lustrous stainless steel. The highly polished multi-link stainles steel bracelet adds to the sophisticated appeal.
Forty-two shimmering diamonds, pave-set to perfection adorn the sides of the bezel. The luminous Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with blue sword hands and black Arabic hour markers. A window above the 6 o’clock hour reveals the small-seconds subdial.
Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Timepiece is 25mm wide, 7mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters.
Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.