Time for equestrian sports—from May 10 to 13, 2018, the equestrian center Olympia-Reitanlage in the eastern part of Munich hosted the Pferd International horse show. Over the course of four days, 70,000 visitors congregated to watch the international riding elite demonstrate their world-class skills. As in previous years, Leinfelder Uhren München had a booth in the VIP tent by the jumping course. This year, however, the booth was themed in honor of the centennial of the proclamation of the Free State of Bavaria and the bicentennial of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bavaria. On display at their booth were several copies of the new Meridian Chrono Bavaria chronographs.
The weekend’s undisputed highlight, however, came on Sunday afternoon with the Grand Prix of Bavaria. 42 experienced riders had gathered for this CSI3* jumping competition, traditionally considered the most demanding event in two rounds. In the end, one of the female competitors emerged victorious: French Nations Cup winner Penelope Leprevost on nine-year-old Vancouver de Lanlore performed two lightning-fast flawless rounds, clinching the win. CEO Margret Maas presented the winner with her prize: an exclusive Meridian Chrono Bavaria chronograph.
White and blue lozenges, the unmistakable symbol of Bavaria, are the characteristic design feature of the Meridian Chrono Bavaria. At the heart of this exclusive limited-edition model sits a slim mechanical chronograph movement enveloped by a shapely steel case. The long, curved push-pieces operating the stop-watch mechanism are a special feature of this timepiece. Easy to use even when wearing riding gloves, they double as protection for the screw-down crown. A hand-sewn leather strap—available in different styles—rounds out the design of this casually elegant wristwatch.