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.
Saint-Imier (Switzerland), January 2017 – Longines celebrates this year the 60th anniversary of its first Flagship collection. For this occasion, the watchmaking brand introduces the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017. This timepiece was inspired by a Flagship model kept in the Swiss watchmaker’s headquarters, favoured by Longines’ Ambassador of Elegance, Kate Winslet. Available in steel, yellow gold or rose gold, these numbered and limited-edition models display a flagship on the back, as did the original pieces.
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.
This year Longines is celebrating its 180th anniversary, a perfect opportunity to present a series of new models to illustrate the brand’s long tradition and know-how. These timepieces are made out of gold or steel in numbered series, in some cases limited. Following on from the limited edition model presented at Baselworld 2012, new single push-piece chronographs in gold or steel have been designed in The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary range. Fitted with a single push-piece column-wheel movement made exclusively for Longines, these models boast a beauty that is typical of the brand. Two ultra-thin, ladies’ models have been created to add a touch of elegance to the commemoration of this anniversary. The Agassiz 180th Anniversary Limited Edition model in gold and the La Grande Classique de Longines 180th Anniversary Limited Edition model in steel are each set with 180 diamonds. Recalling the brand’s prestigious history, the Longines Lépine 180th Anniversary timepiece is now available in gold or steel versions.
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.
Having launched a watch fitted with an exclusive, self-winding chronograph movement featuring a column wheel which controls the chronograph functions in 2009, Longines has now devised new uses for this exceptional, user-friendly calibre. Representing an updated version of the timing equipment that Longines has developed over the years, and guaranteeing complete ease of use, these models have been named the Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph.
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.
To mark its 180th anniversary, Longines is launching various new models throughout the year… watch this space! Founded in the town of Saint-Imier, the famous Swiss watchmaker Longines has a long tradition marked by the continual elegance and performance of its products. The Longines Telemeter Chronograph and The Longines Tachymeter Chronograph represent both the brand’s rich history and extend Longines’ Heritage segment with a combination of extraordinary technical features and a touch of elegance.
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.
As part of the Longines Heritage Collection, The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph models take their inspiration from the rich history of the brand with the winged hourglass logo. Fitted with an exclusive Longines movement, they recall the very first chronograph wristwatches created by the brand. These models are found in three different versions, in steel or in rose gold. Their white dials are adorned with black numerals and a red twelve that matches harmoniously with the blued hands. The fluted crown, in which the push-piece is inserted, completes the traditional aesthetic design of these timepieces.
To mark its 180th anniversary, Longines is launching various new models throughout the year... watch this space! Founded in 1832 in the town of Saint-Imier, the famous Swiss watchmaker has a long tradition marked by the continual elegance of its products. Longines Heritage 1940 and Longines Heritage 1942 both symbolise the brand’s rich history and are thus perfect products for celebrating this anniversary and extending Longines’ Heritage segment. The distinctive shape of the watch case lends these models a striking look.
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