For nine years in a row, in parallel with the Roland Garros French Open, the Swiss watch house has been holding similar competitions among young tennis players from all over the world. This year, 40 juniors under 13 (20 boys and 20 girls) from Europe, Australia, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, and the USA took part in the Future Longines Tennis Stars tournament. The three-day competition took place in the very center of Paris, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, where clay courts were laid out and conditions were created that were identical to the “adult” championship. During the drawing of lots, all participants were awarded a special commemorative Conquest Roland Garros watch.
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The winners (Kilian Feldbauch from Switzerland and Spanish Victoria Jimenez) received a high-precision Conquest VHP quartz watch, as well as the opportunity to play a game with the Longines ambassadors of elegance - famous athletes Stefanie Graf and Andre Agassi. The brand has been cooperating with legendary tennis players for 10 years.
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As part of the gala dinner at the Musée Rodin, Longines held an auction of exclusive Conquest VHP Stefanie Graf & Andre Agassi Foundations watches, released for the anniversary of the partnership in a limited edition (10 women and 10 men). The watch numbered 1/10 was bought for $ 100 thousand by Longines itself for the brand's museum in Saint-Imier. The remaining nine sets are available for purchase at the site's auction until July 2, 2018. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Children for Tomorrow charity and the Andre Agassi Educational Foundation.
The ladies' models with a mother-of-pearl dial set with diamonds on the bezel and the men's models with a black dial have hands, indexes and rubber straps in orange, echoing the shade of the ground at a tennis court in Paris.>