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Longines Grand Prix in Barcelona

Micheal Whitaker from Great Britain, winner of the Longines Grand Prix accompanied with Aishwarya Rai, Longines Ambassadress and Walter von Känel, President of Longines at the CSIO Barcelona 2006
Longines Ambassadress of Elegance, Ingeborga Dapkunaite arriving at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona during CSIO Barcelona

A prestigious jury of equestrian and sports journalists selected the most elegant male and female riders of the 2006 season, awarding valuable points at the Longines Grand Prix in Barcelona. In the end it was Switzerland’s Christina Liebherr, on L.B. No Mercy, and Germany’s Marcus Ehning, on Gitania 8, who earned the most points during the 2006 riding season and saw their elegance, charisma and performance rewarded. The noted actress and new Longines Ambassadress Ingeborga Dapkunaite was on hand as the winners of the Longines Press Award for Elegance 2006 received a cheque for 20,000 Swiss Francs, a set of Longines watches and a trophy sculpted by the celebrated artist Carol Bathelier. Great Britain’s Michael Whitaker, winner of the Longines Grand Prix, was crowned by the dazzling model, actress and Longines Ambassadress, Aishwarya Rai. In a very close vote, Germany’s Marcus Ehning took the prize as the most elegant horseman of this seventh and final stage of the 2006 Longines Press Award for Elegance.

The jury elected the young Swiss rider Christina Liebherr, on L.B. No Mercy, as the most elegant horsewoman. Her beauty, superb performance and elegance outshone that of all other female riders, and make her a perfect expression of the modern rider.This seventh and final stage of the Longines Press Award for Elegance, which took place in Barcelona, again welcomed the most elegant of special guests: Aishwarya Rai, model, actress and Longines Ambassadress of Elegance, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, actress and Longines Ambassadress of Elegance, Princess Tamara, model, actress and television presenter, and Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, the noted Spanish rider.



Raymond Weil’s Shine launched in India

Mr. Oliver Benheim, President and CEO, Raymond Weil with Diana Hayden at the launch of Shine

SHINE‘, the new collection by the house of Raymond Weil was unveiled in India by Olivier Bernheim, President and CEO – Raymond Weil.

The first watch of the new collection, which is exclusively dedicated to women, was presented to Diana Hayden,model and actor. SHINE was launched with great style, elegance and oomph, a symphony between a graceful ballet troupe and a great Jazz band playing.

SHINE marks the tribute to the 30th Anniversary of RAYMOND WEIL. SHINE is a limited edition watch – jewel crafted with 18 carat pink gold and has only 99 pieces worldwide, each piece bearing the signature of Raymond Weil, the Brand’s founder.

Spotted at this classy cocktail and dinner do were Arshiya & Rij Eappen, Reshma Bombaywala, Leena & Nikhil Mogre, Kalpana & Mohan Natarajan, Rajeev Patel, Shibani Kashyap, Farid Currim, Ravi Dubey, Sujata Assomull, Sameer Parekh, VJ Yudi and VJ Anushka.

Shibani Kashyap at the party

Paula Orlando seen with Sandeep Kapoor from Kapoor Watch Company

SHINE is unique and exceptional, with charismatic design and shape, and exudes elegance and grace and most importantly represents The Ideal RAYMOND WEIL Woman – world, active, delicate, sensual, elegant, unique and glamorous. SHINE is the most iconic of RAYMOND WEIL’s ladies collections, represented by the beautiful Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, International Ambassador of RAYMOND WEIL. “Its popularity with the ladies has enabled us to develop new dials, rivers of diamonds, Arabic numerals, new sizes – normal and XL, and more significantly, material variations in chic stainless steel and trendy pink gold,” said Olivier Bernheim.