On Friday night, Longines is honored to welcome the ‘Golden Baton Relay Tour’ of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Longines Store in Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore. At the event, local athletes and the Singapore Committee of the Commonwealth Games were present to witness the arrival of the symbol of the Games. The next Games will be held on the east coast of Australia from April 4 to 15, 2018.
The ‘Queen’s Baton Relay Journey’ set off from Buckingham Palace in March and was responsible for passing the message of Queen Elizabeth II to a group of athletes, which will be read at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The baton currently spans 71 Commonwealth countries or regions and has covered 230,000 kilometers.
He Ruen of the Singapore Swimming Team and Tom Tate, Mayor of the Gold Coast, and Jas Guo, Longines Singapore’s brand manager, participated in this symbolic journey, and specially visited the Longines boutique at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel to welcome the Queen’s baton. Mayor Tom Tate said, ‘The Gold Coast is proud to be the host city of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and we are ready to open our doors to the world in April next year.’
During the baton visit to the Longines store in Singapore, Longines cooperated with the Singapore Commonwealth Committee of the Commonwealth Games to invite a Singaporean athlete to serve as a baton relay. Chris Chan, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Games of Singapore, said: ‘We are looking forward to welcoming the Queen’s baton to Singapore, and we are also glad that the official Chronograph Longines has also participated in this event. The Singapore team looks forward to the 2018 Commonwealth Games of the Gold Coast He has performed well and looks forward to the support of the people of Singapore. ‘
The ‘Queen’s Baton Relay Journey’ will continue its journey to Asia, ending with the Gold Coast. To celebrate this sporting event, Longines will display 10 timepieces from the Longines Museum, all of which are carefully selected by the curator for this exhibition. The collections will be displayed publicly from October 27 to the end of November.
Longines is proud to be the official partner of the ‘Queens Baton Relay Journey’. Swiss watch brand Longines will also become the official partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games for timing, scoring and announcement of results, as well as the official timing of this large-scale sports event, as well as a sponsor of track and field, gymnastics and Co-sponsored partner for seven-handed rugby and table tennis.