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Longines has been based at St Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise, built up over 175 years, reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and the sporting world: it has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of watches and associated products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, is now established in more than 130 countries.[1]

It was back in 1912 when Longines began a close partnership with gymnastics as the official timekeeper for the 1912 Swiss Federal Gymnastics meet in Basel. It was due to this strong partnership with gymnastics that Longines intruduced the "broken wire" automatic timing system, the introduction of automatic timing. Longines has continued to remain a close partner with many gymnastics federations across the globe.[2]

[1] Longines Watch Co. Ltd. ( "Serving Precision, Elegance and Sports since 1832"

[2] Wikipedia Contributors

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