The Belmont Stakes, the final lap of horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place tomorrow afternoon at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. This year’s Preakness winner Exaggerator is the odds-on favorite to win the race, while this year’s Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will not even be in the competition.
The Belmont Park track’s lengthy 1-1/2 mile distance is considered an obstacle by many jockeys to endure and has been dubbed “The Mount Everest of Race Tracks,” since recent Triple Crown contenders such as California Chrome and Big Brown failed to win the Belmont after previously winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races.
In the world of horse racing, precision up-to-the-second timing is essential for jockeys in their quest to reach the finish line. In fact, numerous watchmakers, including Rolex, Audemars Piquet and Longines sponsor horse-racing events across the globe.
Longines Watches is in fact the Official Timekeeper of The Triple Crown this year and has played an integral part in Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes …and will be participating in tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes as well. This prominent Swiss watchmaker 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 and are usually attended by members of the Royal Family.
The brand’s equestrian background dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph pocket watch engraved with a jockey and his mount. The pocket watch was widely present at racetracks and popular with both jockeys and horse lovers.
You’ll find many Longines watches for men and women at TheWatchery.com including styles from the prestigious Dolce Vita, PrimaLuna, Column Wheel, Heritage and Hydro Conquest collections.
You’re certain to be in the winner’s circle with the Longines Heritage GMT Automatic watch on your wrist. This distinguished Swiss-made men’s automatic timepiece features the perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel presented on a handsome black alligator strap with contrasting white stitched detail. The onion-shaped crown with fluted detail adds to the stylish good looks.
The stationary stainless steel bezel with engraved fluted detail surrounds the black dial with gold-tone pie-cutter hands, an arrow GMT hand, 12/24 hour white Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Automatic watch is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.
The Longines PrimaLuna women’s dress watch in certain to draw all eyes in lustrous stainless steel and diamonds. This breathtaking women’s watch features the perfectly round case in lustrous stainless steel and highly polished multi-link stainless steel bracelet. Shimmering round-cut diamonds are pave-set to perfection on the perfectly round bezel.
The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with blue sapphire colored sword hands and twelve diamond hour markers.
Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you or precise time-keeping accuracy. PrimaLuna women’s watch is 23mm in diameter and 6mm thick.
The Longines Hydro Conquest diver’s watch is another winning choice. This high-performance men’s watch features the 41mm diameter, 12mm thick stainless steel case, presented on a durable black rubber strap with a convenient deployment clasp buckle. A unidirectional rotating bezel with a red enamel top ring and screened luminous markers surrounds the black dial with an automatic date window, luminous hands and hour markers.
A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 300 meters. Features include a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial and quality quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy.
Understated glamour triumphs with the Longines Dolce Vita watch in stainless steel and 18K rose gold. This sleek and sophisticated women’s watch features the signature elongated rectangular shaped case in highly polished stainless steel and lustrous bracelet in lustrous stainless steel with polished 18K rose gold center links.
The stationary 18K rose gold bezel frames the bright white dial with gold tone hands and hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 30 meter and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Dolce Vita women’s watch is 16mm wide and 5mm thick.
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