This weekend. the racecourse of Royal Randwick welcomed more than 26’000 people for the 2014 edition of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday.
- Longines Ambassador, Simon Baker
For the first time, The Swiss watch brand Longines was the Official Watch & Official timekeeper of the Australian Turf Club for this amazing raceday.
9 races have set the tempo of the day including the $4 Million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the richest weight for age race over that distance on turf in the world.
The winner, It’s A Dundeel, mounted by James McDonald run the 2’000 meters in the time of 01:59:33.
A guest of honour, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Simon Baker watched the races and drose to the most elegant lady out of the 6 finalists of the Longines Award of Elegance competition. Simon Baker presented the winner, Melissa Hann, with a precious timepiece from the Conquest Classic collection.
- Prize-giving ceremony of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Simon Baker, Longines Ambassador of Elegance and Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing
Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday was the perfect occasion to discover Conquest Classic, a collection dedicated to the world of horse racing. The event’s Official Watch was a steel chronograph from this line. With its 41 mm diameter, this timepiece has a black dial and is equipped with an exclusive column-wheel self-winding movement. As is the case with all models in the Conquest Classic collection, the watch’s movement can be admired through its sapphire crystal case back.