This past weekend, Nyqvist, ridden by record-setting jockey Mario Gutierrez, won the 142nd Kentucky Derby — racing to the finish line in the home stretch and winning over Exaggerator by 1-1/4 lengths. There to capture the moment with timely precision was Longines, the official timekeeper and a key sponsor of the famed Kentucky Derby, along with the other races on the Triple Crown circuit.
Just in time for the Triple Crown season, the brand unveils the Longines Conquest Classic Triple Crown Limited Edition watches that commemorate the historic 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharaoh, and to celebrate the Triple Crown, in general.
The Longines Triple Crown watches are powered by automatic movements and are offered in three metal types: stainless steel, steel and gold two-tone, or in 18-karat gold. Each watch flaunts a sable brown dial specially made to match American Pharoah's actual coat color. The watch also feature brown alligator straps.
A jockey on the mount replaces the traditional moon phase, and the dial is devoid of indexes, with the exception for the “3,” as a nod to the Triple Crown. The sundial features a yellow highlight at the 12 to signify that American Pharaoh was the 12th horse in history to win the Triple Crown title.
While American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown in 2015, it continues to be the most difficult feat in horse racing, and this watch honors that horse and jockey, but also pays tribute to the sport. Each watch is numbered. We invite you in to take a look at our Swiss-made Longines watches any time.