Recap: Gregory Wathelet & Coree Soar to Glory in €610,000 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Shanghai CSI 5*

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The Asian leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour was won by Gregory Wathelet (BEL) & Coree in presence of Chi Ling Lin.

The third leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour gathered this weekend some of the world’s best riders and horses in Shanghai in front of the impressive 63-meter high China Art Palace. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Tour, the Swiss watch brand was proud to be associated with the highlight of the Chinese stage, the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Shanghai.

Longines Ambassador of Elegance Chi Ling Lin attended the event on Saturday, and witnessed the victory of Gregory Wathelet on Coree in the featured competition. The Asian actress, together with Vice President of Longines China Dennis Li, presented Gregory Wathelet an elegant Longines timepiece to celebrate his achievement.


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Ben Maher (GBR) & Explosion W

Ben Maher (GBR) & Explosion W were the closest ones to the winning duo, finishing in second place backed by a fault-free jump-off performance in 35.55 seconds.

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Daniel Deusser (GER) & Tobago Z

Daniel Deusser (GER) & Tobago Z were consistent again, earning bronze honors after a flawless effort in 39.11 seconds during the tiebreaker.

The Official Watch of the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai is a model of Record Collection, a line aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Combining classic elegance and excellence, this automatic timepiece houses a chronometer movement with unique properties, certifies by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

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Podium: Ben Maher (GBR), Gregory Wathelet (BEL) and Daniel Deusser (GER) during the awards ceremony.

After its Asian leg, the Longines Global Champions Tour will return to Europe for the next rounds. The coming competitions will take place in Madrid, Hamburg, Saint Tropez and Cannes. The Tour, which began in Mexico City at end of March, will end in December in Prague, after 17 stages in 17 different cities.


Source: News Release by Longines

Photos:  © Longines