Longines hosts Roland Garros trophy in India

Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros timepiece presented to tennis player Yuki Bhambri

New Delhi, 26th April 2018: The French Tennis Federation (FFT), organizers of the world’s premier clay court event – Roland-Garros (aka The French Open), in association with All India Tennis Association (AITA) launched the fourth Indian edition of the newly-named Roland-Garros Junior Wild-Card Competition by Longines. The tournament is aimed at promoting young talents and clay-court tennis in India.

The highlight of the event was the showcasing of the original trophy of Men’s Single and Women’s Single at the Longines boutique located in Connaught Place Delhi. Ace tennis player Yuki Bhambri who will be representing India at Roland Garros this year paid a special visit to Longines Boutique to witness this special display. He was presented with a Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros timepiece on this occasion.

Sharing his excitement, Yuki said; “I am extremely excited to witness this trophy up close and personal. Longines has a close relationship with Roland Garros and the Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros model is a fitting tribute to this. It is a beautiful timepiece which in my mind is a great representation of sporting elegance.”

Official Partner and Timekeeper of the French Open at Roland-Garros since 2007, Longines is proud to support this internationally acclaimed event, which epitomizes the core values of the brand: tradition, performance and elegance. As a tribute to the strong relationship that it has developed with the Parisian tournament, the winged hourglass brand decided to launch an exclusive edition: the Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros. Touches of orange on the hands, the dial or the flange indexes subtly hint at the iconic clay of the French Open courts, while the case back is engraved with the logo of Roland Garros.

NB: The Official Watch of Roland Garros 2018 is a Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, which represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.


About Roland-Garros

Both committed sports fans and the general public alike have come to love Roland-Garros. Some 455 621 spectators flocked to the highly prestigious French Open in 2016, and the tournament was also broadcast on over 220 territories across the world, making it an event of truly global significance. Roland-Garros is run by the French Tennis Federation and held every year at the Porte d’Auteuil in Paris. It is the only Grand Slam to be played on clay – one of the oldest and most noble surfaces in the history of tennis.

About All India Tennis Association

All India Tennis Association is the National Federation for development and promotion of Indian Tennis.  It has a very strong and tiered junior tournament & ranking structure and a sound professional tournament structure for Men & Women.  AITA also has a sound coach’s education programme and is the only recognized nation in Asia to have the ITF Silver Certification.

About Longines

Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1832, Longines’ watchmaking expertise is forged from tradition, elegance and high performance. With a wealth of experience keeping time at world championship events, and as a long-term partner of many international federations, Longines has weaved solid and long-lasting bonds with the world of sport. Renowned for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of timekeeping products. With a winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand is established in more than 150 countries.