Swiss watch brand, Longines – long known for its sports timing – has partnered with Churchill Downs Incorporated to become the Official Timekeeper on this most prestigious horseracing event. The Kentucky Derby has been run without interruption since 1875, and is America’s oldest and continuously held sports event.
This year’s Kentucky Derby takes place May 7, and during it, Longines will present The Column-Wheel Chronograph. A classic beauty that epitomizes equestrian sports, its stainless steel case houses an exclusive self-winding caliber with a blue column-wheel that can be admired through the transparent caseback. This model displays a silvered dial with 13 indexes and offers the chronograph functions, central seconds sweep, 30-minutes and 12-hour counters. A dark brown alligator strap puts the finishing touch to this elegant watch. It retails for $2,850.