Longines made history in the world of sports by introducing in 1912 the principle of an electric wire, which at the start and finish of a race, activated and stopped the timing mechanism. It has since been appointed official timekeeper for many international sports events, including many winter and summer Olympic Games. Longines has also been associated with the history of aviation and navigation. It timed, for instance, Lindbergh’s first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean and, subsequently developed the Hour Angle watch according to a design drawn by Lindbergh himself.
Westime’s Greg Simonian took in the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby with Longines,
the official watch and timekeeper of the Derby and Churchill Downs.
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