LONGINES - pure elegance !
Longines watches have been a landmark of the industry since its founding in 1832 in Saint-Imier, and offer a wide variety of watches for men and ladies alike including automatic, automatic chronograph, quartz, GMT, and moon phase mechanisms. Longines also offers elegant ladies watches manufactured with 18K solid gold and the highest grade of diamonds for a true statement of class and sophistication. With a versatile selection and a dedication to craftsmanship and precision, Longines has made its mark in the world for the better part of two centuries, to be precise, from 1832.
Longines has developed pilot’s watches and cockpit instruments.
Charles Lindbergh wore Longines watch in his flight across the Atlantic. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh was the first person to achieve a solo transatlantic flight for which he was bestowed with the Medal of Honor. Shortly after his flight, Charles Lindbergh wrote a letter to the director of Longines, describing in detail the design of a watch that would assist pilots with navigation.
Longines was the leader in the world of sports, developing precision timing instruments for athletes.
Longines was the timekeeper of the Olympic games and made sure to accurately record the performance of athletes.
By the time Longines celebrated the 100th anniversary of registration of their brand and logo - hourglass with wings - in 1967, St. Imier watchmakers created and sold 15 million watches. For all these reasons, Longines is a virtually inexhaustible mine of collectors items at reasonable price, in the range of the pocket chronometers to the classic wristwatches and quartz technology milestones.