Sölden (Austria) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 27 October 2017 – As Official Partner and Timekeeper of the FIS since 2007, the Swiss watch brand Longines is looking forward to timing the 2017/2018 FIS World Cup stages, as well as the performance of its Ambassadors of Elegance, USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal. On the occasion of the opening stage in Sölden, Longines is highlighting the Official Watch of the season, its new Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) model, which marks a return to the quartz technology in which the brand was a pioneer and expert, particularly through its timekeeping activities.
As Official Partner of the International Ski Federation (FIS), Longines has for many years made its expertise in sports timekeeping available to the great White Circus during the FIS World Cup and the Alpine World Ski Championships. The brand’s involvement in the world of skiing rests on a long tradition of timekeeping for alpine races that was inaugurated in Saint-Imier in 1924.
As such, Longines is looking forward to witnessing the performance of its two Ambassadors of Elegance, Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal and American skier Mikaela Shiffrin. The latter and 2016/2017 Overall Title winner was one of the guests of the FIS Alpine Forum, which took place today in Sölden, and during which she expressed her goals for the upcoming season.