Tennis legend and Triple Roland Garros winner Arantxa Sanchez visits Longines boutique in India.
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 third Indian edition of Rendez-Vous à Roland-Garros in partnership with Longines. Returning for the third consecutive year, the tournament is aimed at promoting young talents and clay-court tennis in India.
Spanish champion Arantxa Sanchez was in India to support this unique initiative and paid a special visit to Longines Boutique in New Delhi to share her passion for Longines timepieces and specifically the official watch for the occasion – the Conquest Roland Garros.
The New Conquest Roland Garros Ladies Model is an elegant model for sportswomen. To mark the 10th edition of Roland Garros since the beginning of Longines’ partnership with the FFT, the Swiss watchmaking brand has honoured sport fans by launching a model designed to celebrate the prestigious clay court Paris tournament.
This new chronograph is for sportswomen who seek to wear a timepiece that combines dynamism and performance without compromising elegance, like Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf, six-time winner of the French Open, who enthusiastically supported the development of the watch.
There is also a men’s watch dedicated to this cause. Designed in the spirit of tennis, the men’s Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros model, responds to the needs of athletes, professionals and sports fans, besides many others, since it measures multiple intermediary times and has an intuitive analogue display that shows the time to one hundredth of a second using a separate hand. 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.
The visit by Arantxa Sanchez did add to the appeal of the brand for the Indian customers as well as cemented the brand’s commitment to sport and to designing serious timepieces for serious players!