Nayel Nassar shines at the Longines Masters of New York
Written by CRM
Monday, 29 April 2019 23:52

Longines was proud to take part in the third leg of the Longines Masters series, held in the Big Apple for the second consecutive year. On Sunday afternoon, the event went to new heights with the remarkable victory of Nayel Nassar on Lucifer V in the Longines Grand Prix. It had already started in full swing on Friday with the thrilling Longines Speed Challenge, known as the world’s fastest trial, also claimed by the Egyptian rider. During the American leg of the series, Longines highlighted a model from its HydroConquest collection, combining sporty look and traditional elegance: the Official Watch of the Longines Masters New York event.

The third leg of the Longines Masters series, of which Longines is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper, started off on Friday with the much-anticipated Longines Speed Challenge, in which the riders have to achieve the quickest time, knowing that a fault only leads to a two-second penalty instead of the usual four. This intense event was claimed by Nayel Nassar riding Lucifer V, in front of Kristen Vanderveen on Bull Run's Faustino de Tili and Olivier Philippaerts on Insolente Des Dix Bonniers.

On that evening, the brand had the pleasure to welcome its Friends of the Brand, French model Ilonat Smet, Canadian producer Alen Palander and Taiwanese actor and singer Marcus Chang, who had already joined Longines during the previous legs of this indoor series in Paris and Hong Kong, thus marking the conclusion of an exceptional journey across the continents.
On Saturday, Longines was proud to support as its Founding Partner the Riders Masters Cup, an innovative show-jumping competition that pits the two major equestrian powers, the United States and Europe, against each other in a transatlantic battle. Team Europe, made up of: Pius Schwizer, Edward Levy, Olivier Philippaerts, Darragh Kenny and Harrie Smolders, took the limelight once again following their victory last December, in Paris.

Finally, Sunday afternoon brought to the Longines Masters of New York a thrilling conclusion with a new remarkable victory of Nayel Nassar, his second of the weekend, in the coveted Longines Grand Prix, the final highlight of the weekend. Harrie Smodlers (NED) on Une de l'Othain secured second place, while Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) on H&M Cue Channa 42 took the third place.

To celebrate his great achievement, the Egyptian rider was rewarded with the event’s iconic trophy, as well as an elegant Longines timepiece from the hands of Matthieu Baumgartner, Longines Vice President Marketing.

The Official Watch of the Longines Masters of New York

"During this world-class show jumping event, Longines was proud to present its new HydroConquest collection, which combines technical excellence and traditional elegance, both hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand. These new, refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports and feature a bezel enhanced with a colored ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling. The distinctive characteristics of this collection include water-resistance to 300 meters, a unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown and case back, crown protection and a double security folding clasp with integrated diving extension.

About Longines:

Based in Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832, the watchmaking company Longines wields expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships, and as partner of international sports federations, Longines has built strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sport over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watch manufacturer. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries. www.longines.com