As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, the Swiss watch brand Longines was proud to celebrate the victory of Justify in the 144th running of the event. To mark their remarkable victory against a field of impressive contenders, the brand awarded Justify’s owner, trainer and jockey with Longines timepieces at the winner's party.
Earlier on Saturday, the Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile race was claimed by Proctor's Ledge and John Velazquez, who established a lead over On Leave and Jose Ortiz, close behind. The elegance of the spectacle culminated with the presentation of watches to jockey, trainer, and owner by Mr. Charles Villoz, Longines Vice President, before an engaged crowd of spectators beneath the twin spires of Churchill Downs.
The Official Watch of this much-anticipated race day was the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, which represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality, and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.