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Zhao Liying Attending the Equestrian Rendezvous of Elegance in Chantilly

Zhao Liying was invited to attend the 169th edition of the Prix de Diane Longines as well as to present a model from the Record collection.

Jun 22, 2018 | By Lynette Kee

Widely recognised as a beauty and style icon, Zhao Liying is renowned for her remarkable acting talent and has over 60 million fans on Chinese platform Weibo to validate her stratospheric influence. She was announced as Longines’ new Ambassador of Elegance in 2017 to celebrate the brand’s 185th anniversary. This year, the Chinese actress was invited to attend the 169th edition of the Prix de Diane Longines as well as to present a model from the Record collection.

Zhao Liying Presents The Official Watch of the 169th edition of the Prix de Diane Longines

Prix de Diane – also known as the world’s most important race for fillies, took place on 17th June this year. On this occasion, young jockeys from all over the world assemble at the prestigious Chantilly Racecourse to compete for the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars and the Prix de La Reine Marie-Amélie Longines. This time, the 169th edition of the Prix de Diane Longines witnessed the incredible victory of Laurens ridden by American jockey Patrick McDonald. As the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the event, Longines celebrated Laurens’ remarkable performance by awarding its owner, trainer and jockey with the elegant timepieces.

The awarded timepiece is from The Longines Record, a collection created by Longines solely for featuring chronometers that are dedicated to high-precision timekeeping. The impressive Record models are classic steel watches that is beautifully designed with roman numerals. But other than its dress-to-impress characteristics, the collection is also known to be the first Longines collection that is entirely COSC-certified. Given their high accuracy and classic elegance aesthetic, Longines aims for this collection to be one of the brand’s flagship ranges.

The equestrian rendezvous concluded successfully with a formal presentation of the timepieces to the race winner and the most elegant female racegoer, Joana Contremoulin, the winner of the “Mademoiselle Diane by Longines” award by Zhao Liying, Longines Ambassador of Elegance.

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