Beautiful Race Day Watches from Longines

This week we’ve been getting our fascinators and fancy hats out to mark the beginning of the 2016 Royal Ascot. 2016 marks the 10th year the races have partnered with Longines, the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of Ascot and Royal Ascot.

Longines have historically expressed a passion for all things equestrian, producing a timepiece engraved with a horse and jockey all the way back in 1878. Longines chose to support equestrian sports as a perfect illustration of strength, endurance, technique, precision and elegance, which are the key values of the brand.

As well as precise timekeeping, Longines timepieces exude elegant style, making a watch from the Longines collection at Ernest Jones the perfect show-stopping finish to your luxury race day look. Here are our suggestions for the perfect Ascot accessory.

Longines men's 18ct rose gold black leather strap watch

The Longines Men’s 18ct Rose Gold Black Leather Watch is a sophisticated design from the La Grande Classique de Longines collection. The model features a mock croc leather strap and crisp white dial with black Roman Numerals set in a chic rose gold-plated case for a refined finish.

Longines Equestrian Ladies' Stainless Steel Stap Watch

This diamond encrusted Longines Equestrian Ladies’ Stainless Steel Strap Watch is undeniably sophisticated. Crafted with a stainless steel case and bold black dial set with diamond markers, complemented by a glittering set bezel the watch is a truly luxurious timepiece for the elegant modern woman.

Longines La Grand Classique men's white dial bracelet watch

Capturing the spirit of Longines' earliest designs, La Grande Classique watches feature slim, sleek profiles with an elegant feel. This Longines La Grand Classique Men’s White Dial Bracelet Watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet and case, a crisp white face and black hour marker, the ideal timepiece for a day at the races.

If we’ve inspired you to invest in a luxurious Longines watch you can browse the full collection here. We love to see your pictures if you’re heading to the Royal Ascot races! Please share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter accounts.