Longines, the Saint-Imier based watch making company who first became established in the year of 1832 have proven their devotion to performance and reliability through remaining faithful to their traditional patterns of expertise. Stringing together the many different stages of time manufacturing under one roof, founder of the company Auguste Agassiz began the foundations of Longines’ growth and development by perfecting methods used in the watch making area of Switzerland. In 1915 Longines began maturing shaped movements followed by some substantial progress towards calibre manufacturing after the year of 1936. In 1982 a bounteous partnership between the watch brand and the Formula 1 industry blossomed, leading to a ten year successful relationship. From then onwards, Longines began their most fertile stretch of life, introducing iconic collections such as the Evidenza, the Master and the PrimaLuna ranges. Recently the Swiss brand, owned by the prestigious Swatch Group have maintained exacting standards of exceptional luxury watch making, by continuing to refine their ranges with models that have soared through Baselworld 2015 this year. Here we take a look at three of the best Longines novelty collections of the year so far.
Longines Dolcevita collection:
The Longines Dolce Vita collection has met with global success, as the Italian inspired range expands its undeniable sophistication furthermore, joining contemporary parallels with soft curvaceous physiques and geometric lines. The elegantly perfected watches offer a connecting link between reality and the sweet pleasures in life, fusing both ideals into one design. Inspired by the Dolce Vita, the timepieces evoke a joyful charm, adorning the wrists of those ladies who embrace a lust for luxury at its rarest. The Longines DolveVita collection comes in four dimensions, all with unique finishes, yet one timepiece which truly stands out from the crowd is the Longines L5.518.104.22.168 model priced at £1100.00. Magnifying femininity with effortlessness, the diamond dot, black lacquered dial is engulfed with the fluid lines of its polished stainless steel casing. This watch interprets the collection perfectly, boasting a sense of contemporary elegance with a high precision quartz movement.
Conquest Classic Moonphase:
Longines watches build upon their core strengths this year by adding a new character to the Conquest Classics collection – the moonphase. Engineered with ultimate skill and technical prowess, the chronograph performs with profound efficiency and elegance. The new novelty to the prestigious Conquest family which was originally patented by Longines in 1954, marks a new chapter of craftsmanship, melting a number of timeless elements together to culminate a triumphant milestone in the life of the Longines company. Reaching a time where the brand are at the pinnacle of their fruitful relationship with the equestrian universe, whilst also at their peak of manufacturing excellence, the Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase Chronograph carries unparalleled stealth and confidence. Built inside a breathtaking stainless steel and rose gold coated casing, the sophisticated moonphase feature emanates from the silvered dial, demanding sole attention whilst its remaining attributes reinforce an unmatchable beauty. The Longines Classic Conquest Moonphase Chronograph timepiece L2.722.214.171.124 priced at £3300.00 delivers a captivating symphony of traditional superiority, perfect for those in need of the ideal companion for the office.
The Symphonette collection:
The fresh new thoroughbred design from the watchmakers who continually strive for technical and aesthetical excellence, has nestled into the Longines world with ease, helping to extend on the brand’s philosophy of success. The Symphonette collection is a compelling range of beautified elegance, laced with a distinct sophistication for those who enjoy opting for a more contemporary grace. The oval shape of the timepieces capture the naturally evolving contours of the bracelet and bezel, denoting an impeccably controlled arrangement of mechanics, secured within a connection of high-grade materials. The Longines Symphonette L2.305.9.87.0 model priced at a pleasant £3080.00 bears an innate sense of delicate refinement. Finished on an a traditional black leather strap, its rose gold buckle interacts with a number of other rose gold embellishments within the timepiece’s design, reiterating an innate sense of refined simplicity. Lng-823
Moring information on the entire Longines collection can be found here.