Longines for the XX Commonwealth Games


Longines for the XX Commonwealth Games

By Sneha Sadarangani  July 18th, 2014

Longines is taking on the role of timekeeper for the XX Commonwealth Games. At an event where every split second counts, this responsibility is crucial. But for a brand that shares a five-decade association with the Games, it’s a seamless partnership.

The XX Commonwealth Games is set to take place between July 23 and August 3 in Glasgow, Scotland. 71 teams from around the world are coming together to compete in 261 events in 17 sports. And that’s where the Swiss watch brand steps in – it will be providing the On Venue Results (OVR) service, which includes the handling, processing and broadcasting of the official times of each event.

The official watch of the Games is a chronograph in steel from the Conquest Classic collection, which is water-resistant to 5 bar and boasts an exclusive mechanical column-wheel calibre. Other sporting events that Longines has partnered with include the French Open at Roland-Garros, the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, the Alpine Skiing World Cup and World Archery Championships.  

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