Throughout its long history, Longines has created pieces that have stood the test of time. A reinterpretation of a watch from the forties, The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 is a perfect example. This 40 mm creation reveals an understated dial that will thrill aficionados of the winged hourglass brand.
Today, Longines revisits a model typical of the 1930s – characterised by the aesthetic of its sector dial – to bring forth The Longines Heritage Classic. The long and rich history of Longines is written into each of the brand’s designs. Each piece produced over the years is part of the Swiss watchmaking identity, a historical legacy that Longines has always strived to preserve and highlight. That is why it regularly draws on this patrimony to inspire its Heritage line.
With The Longines Heritage Military 1938, the winged hourglass brand revisits a military watch from the Interwar period. Featuring a timeless, understated design, this 43 mm steel piece features a hand-wound mechanical calibre. In a tribute to the year of production of the model that inspired it, The Longines Heritage Military is numbered and limited to 1938 pieces.
In homage to the watchmaking tradition it has carried on for more than 185 years, Longines has chosen to revisit the historical pieces that helped solidify its international reach. Now, the winged hourglass brand is bringing its first diver watch - a 1959 timepiece - back to life. The Longines Skin Diver Watch reflects the sleek aesthetic of the original model while offering high-performing, contemporary technical features. This new watch is an enthusiastic tribute to the timelessness of the Saint-Imier watchmaker’s creations and its ability to spotlight history through art and elegance.
An iconic timepiece in the winged hourglass brand’s Heritage line, The Longines Legend Diver Watch is now available in 36 mm versions. Colourful creations or faithful replicas of the original watch, the new models of The Longines Legend Diver Watch will become the daily companion of women and men in search of authenticity or fans of the vintage look.
In honour of its rich history, Longines has drawn inspiration from a 1940’s watch model to create The Longines Heritage Military. True to the original lines of a timepiece designed for the British Royal Air Force, this sleek, reimagined watch belongs to a timeless style that has made the winged hourglass brand famous. To reproduce the original timekeeper’s patina, the dial on the military watch has been hand sprayed with tiny black droplets, making each and every piece unique.
Building on its rich history, Longines has chosen to revisit some of the historic timepieces upon which its reputation is founded. An iconic watch in the Swiss watchmaker’s Heritage line, The Longines Legend Diver Watch is the 1960s diving watch reimagined. Maintaining the style codes and design elements typical of the era, Longines has applied modern expertise to this contemporary edition to guarantee legibility, water-resistance and practicality. Longines presents a new version with black PVD coating that combines a modern look with traditional elegance and performance.
The Swiss watch brand Longines regularly draws on its historical pieces to enhance its Heritage line. Today, it is reissuing a chronograph with a design from the 1930es, in keeping with the great tradition of pilot watches. The brand has a long-standing relationship with the field of aviation. This timepiece will delight lovers of the brand's centuries-old watchmaking expertise.
In its 185 years of existence, Longines has laid milestones in the long history of watchmaking design. The brand often returns to its roots to enhance its Heritage line, attesting to the timeless style of its collections. Currently in the spotlight: a timepiece from 1945 in beige and coppery tones revisited in the spirit and respect of style codes from that period, that will delight lovers of vintage elegance and simplicity.
This year, Longines is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first ever non-stop solo transatlantic flight, which was flown by Charles Lindbergh and timed by the Swiss watchmaker. For the occasion, the brand is presenting 90 timepieces in a numbered and limited edition of its hour angle watch, which was designed in partnership with the famed aviator following his historic flight. This exceptional titanium and steel timepiece is intended for those who are passionate about history, adventure and watchmaking.
More than a century ago already, the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines brought its name and experience to the adventure of the railroad. Delving into the rich heritage of its long history, it presents The Longines RailRoad Pocket Watch, a steel pocket watch inspired by the “railroad” models produced at the time of the railway’s expansion. This timepiece’s simple yet distinctive design, produced in a numbered and limited series of 250 pieces, is designed for those for whom the train is more than just a mode of transportation, in the same way that a watch is more than an instrument to tell time: it is a true adventure consisting of movement, precision and tradition.
Swiss watchmaker Longines blends history and imagination in the design of this watch, influenced by army aesthetics. Giving a fresh cast to the lines of a dial used regularly in the brand’s early 20th century timepieces, the Longines Heritage Military displays elegant restraint that is resolutely modern. The 12 large Arabic numerals adorning the matt black dial make it easy to tell the time at a glance.
Building on the long tradition which has shaped the Swiss watchmaker, Longines has once again taken inspiration from its multifaceted history to enrich its Heritage collection. The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 illustrates the brand’s historic ties with the world of aviation. This exceptional chronograph, with an elegant vintage style, combines the performance and precision necessary to this field. Its honey-coloured accents and angled dial, which allow pilots to read the indices without having to release the plane’s control yoke, will appeal to lovers of the brand while illustrating Longines’ watchmaking expertise.
With 185 years of rich history, Longines likes to revisit historical pieces that helped it achieve its reputation. An iconic piece from the watchmaking brand’s Heritage line, the Longines Legend Diver Watch is the reissue of a diving watch from 1960. While retaining the codes and design typical of the sixties, Longines has put its current expertise at the service of this contemporary edition to guarantee legibility, waterproofness and practicality. This watch combines high performance and timeless elegance. Today, the Swiss watch brand celebrates the 10th anniversary of this reissue by offering a new version with a Milanese mesh bracelet.
The Longines Heritage 1969 draws its inspiration from a timepiece created in the late 1960s. This model’s reissue now enriches the Longines Heritage collection. With its cushion-shaped steel case and its brushed silvery dial, this unusual watch echoes the essence of the original model. Rose-coloured hands and indexes give it an additional touch of elegance.
Longines’ long history has seen the creation of many legendary models worn throughout the ages. The brand likes to use them as inspiration on a regular basis to enrich its Heritage line. Today, it presents a honey-coloured model dating from 1918 for both women and men, whose period design and refinement will thrill lovers of the brand.
The famous Swiss watchmaking company Longines reissues a model inspired by military requirements. For the Longines Heritage Military COSD, the brand has adopted the sober and characteristic design of a watch created for British paratroopers in the 1940s. The NATO strap and the distinctive broad arrow on the dial – used at the time for all military equipment – bestow its particular style to this model.
The Swiss watchmaking brand Longines again draws inspiration from its multi-faceted heritage and emphasizes its long tradition as a designer of railroad watches. Inspired by a timepiece from the 1960s, The Longines RailRoad mirrors the sober and characteristic aesthetic of this model, as well as its technical characteristics.
Once again drawing from its long watchmaking tradition, Swiss watchmaker Longines is reissuing one of its period time pieces as a new addition to the Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph line. Longines’ exclusive single push-piece column-wheel movement is housed in the sober watch case of this new model. This refined chronograph also features a tachymeter scale.
Longines draws on its rich watchmaking history to offer new editions of its iconic pieces. The Longines Heritage Diver 1967 draws its inspiration from a divers watch produced in 1967. Its graduated bordeaux diving bezel contrasts elegantly with its black opaline dial and silver-coloured counters. This chronograph watch is also equipped with a tachymeter function. An original piece is kept in the Longines museum in Saint-Imier.
Longines has been based in the market town of St. Imier since it was founded in 1832. As a tribute to its precious heritage, the Swiss watch producer takes its inspiration from the models in its museum to design watches that reflect its vast know-how. The latest addition to the Heritage collection is The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph. Housing an exclusive calibre, this single push-piece chronograph is a re-issue of an earlier pilot's watch and displays the time on a 24-hour scale.
Longines has added a new military-style model to its Heritage line. The Longines Avigation is based on the design of a model produced for the British army during the 1950s. Like the original watch, the movement is fitted with a special device to protect it against the effects of magnetic fields. The black dial – typical of military timepieces – features white and red numerals coated with Super-LumiNova® as well as the particular "broad arrow" sign.
Longines is pleased to pay tribute to the achievements of pioneers in underwater exploration with its new The Longines Heritage Diver. Available in two versions – one with three hands and the other a chronograph – these timepieces are re-issues of watches intended for use by divers produced in the 1970s. The cushion-shaped steel case is the same diameter as the original model and is water-resistant to 30 bar. The black, satin-finish dial elegantly combines red highlights and details coated with Super-LumiNova®, recalling the characteristic design of the original creations.
This year, Longines celebrates the 60th anniversary of the filing of the patent for its "Conquest" brand. To mark this occasion, the Swiss watch company is launching its Conquest Heritage 1954-2014, a selection of timepieces based directly on the very first Conquest watches. Available in steel, yellow gold or rose gold, these numbered models, issued in limited series, boast the same dials that made the name "Conquest" famous among the general public. And just like the original versions, the case back of these commemorative pieces is decorated with a gold and enamel medallion, the "gold seal of Longines quality".
The Longines Heritage 1935 is based on a timepiece originally created for aviators but which went on to prove highly popular among the general public. With its cushion-shaped steel case and fluted crown, this model has an original look that evokes the timepiece on which it is based. As is typical of watches intended for use in aviation, the matt black dial is decorated with large white Arabic numerals and is coated with Super-LumiNova.
Following his transatlantic solo flight from New York to Paris in 33 hours and 30 minutes, timed by Longines, Charles Lindbergh conceived the design of the Hour Angle Watch whose production was then entrusted to Longines. It is back today in its original 47.5 mm diameter size, this time with a state-of-the-art selfwinding movement.
Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, the famous Swiss watch brand can boast a long tradition characterised by the elegance of its products. The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 has been inspired by the brand’s rich history and its close relationship with the world of aviation. Performance and precision – which are essential qualities in this field – are abundant in this exceptional chronograph, which is fitted with the single push-piece column-wheel movement that was developed exclusively for Longines. Its characteristic design, marked by an impressive diameter and angled dial, is extremely eye-catching and perfectly illustrates Longines’ famous know-how.
In the 1950’s Longines supplied watches to the Swiss national airline, Swissair. These timepieces, which had been developed specifically from the brand’s aviators’ watches, had a very distinctive 24-hour dial. This technical characteristic met the needs of navigators who, at the time, had to determine the position of the aircraft and set up a flight plan. Longines has now re-issued this watch for both historical and functional reasons, as well as for the aesthetic attraction it still holds. The new version has been given the name Longines Twenty-Four Hours.
The Swiss watch company Longines celebrates its long tradition of watchmaking and brings back to life one of its vintage models. The Longines Chronograph Pulsometer subtly combines elegance and functionality, adding a pulsometric scale to its distinguished design. This sober and refined single push-piece chronograph can measure the heart rate.
Longines is paying tribute to the creator of the legendary Weems navigation system by launching an 18-carat rose gold version of the Longines Weems Second-Setting Watch. Before Lindbergh and his hour-angle watch came Captain Philip von Horn Weems, who invented the ingenious Weems navigation system. In 2007, eighty years later, the brand known by its winged hourglass logo commemorated this historic invention by creating a reproduction in steel of the famous mechanical watch with its centre rotating dial. Right from its early days, Longines has been at the side of pioneers of aviation during their greatest exploits. By associating its name with men and women who have attempted the impossible Longines has demonstrated its appreciation of the exceptional and the excellent.
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