Longines is the Official Timekeeper and the Official Watch of Glasgow 2014.
Based in the Swiss town of Saint-Imier since 1832, the watchmaker Longines can look back on a long tradition typified by the elegance and the excellence of its products.
The Swiss watch brand has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Since 1878 the company has been developing various types of technology for timing different disciplines with increasing precision. As early as the last quarter of the 19th century, Longines was producing chronographs and timed performances at numerous competitions. The company acquired a remarkable fund of experience in an infinite variety of sporting activities, at all levels of competition.
Today, Longines follows its vocation in the field of sports timekeeping, namely in equestrian sports (show-jumping, flat racing and endurance competitions), gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic gymnastics), archery, alpine skiing, and at the French Open at Roland-Garros. As the first Top Partner of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the Title Partner of the Longines Global Champions Tour, the Official Partner of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the International Gymnastics Federation, the World Cup and the World Championships in archery organised by the International Archery Federation, the official timekeeper for the Alpine Ski World Cup and for the World Skiing Championships organised by the International Ski Federation and the official partner for the prestigious French Open tennis tournament and of many other sports events and institutions, the Swiss watch brand is a major player in the world of international sport.
Longines was previously the timekeeper of the Commonwealth Games in Perth (Australia) in 1962.
As a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products, Longines has outlets in over 130 countries.