Seen it on Bond and seen it elegantly adorning the wrists of Winslet, calling Longines watch bands a classic style statement would be an understatement. Longines’ iconic winged hourglass logo is the world’s oldest trademark – of any kind, not just in watchmaking – still in constant, unchanged use today, having first been internationally registered in 1889. This is such a positive fact about the brand and proof of their long watchmaking history. Compare movements, and the fully ‘in-house’ Longines stand out, elevated by refined execution, lack of wire springs, and nicely beveled plates. Vintage Longines watches from the 1950s, and 1960s deliver high quality and tremendous value, available for far less today than their Rolex and Omega equivalents of that period.
Longines use oval, brass ‘chaton’ to house the ruby-red jewels inside which the pivots of the movement wheels turn are the most visible distinguishing feature. When mass jewel production was less advanced, chaton were required to enable non-uniform jewels to be inserted into movement plates more easily.
A History of Innovation:
It’s difficult to overstate how revolutionary the Longines watch bands are – monopusher and flyback chronographs are still technological feats beyond most brands’ capabilities today. The advancement from prior pocket watch timers was truly groundbreaking. This enabled much simpler ‘ hands-free’ activity, which became crucial in early aviation and military operations.
Longines was also proud pioneers of race timing, inventing the first ‘broken wire’ finish-line timing device in 1912 just to stop the timer when the winner crossed, as well as the ‘Photogines’ and ‘Contifort’ systems that captured contestants’ times on film that could be developed immediately to determine the winner. Innovation, always been an integral part of the Longines Mix!
A blockbuster accessory since decades:
Owing to its elegant designs and unparalleled celebrity, Longines watches have found themselves gleaming on the wrists of the biggest names to walk the earth. Whether it’s Kate Winslet joining the team in 2010 or the charismatic Simon Baker winning hearts in 2012, Longines has one list to boast! This list of Longines Ambassadors is a Long one! The brand has successfully roped in stars from all over the globe. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan from India, Jung Woo Sung from Korea, and many more big names from across the countries. Not only among the movie stars, but this masterpiece has also dominated the lists of movie features over the years. And so, all the Longines watch bands carry with them oozes of glamour and desirability for the customer’s delight.
Quality Maketh Man:
It goes without saying that the brand carries a legacy of quality watchmaking and state-of-the-art materials for creating timeless masterpieces. Longines are among the most luxurious watches available today that do not break the bank. All of their crystals are sapphire, and they often use pelage or Geneve stripe finishing on their movements. The hands are truly blued, and the quartz options provide extra engineering for timekeeping with their very high precision approach to results. Many of their chronograph movements are column-wheel driven, widely regarded as a deliberate point of engineering that is considered “higher grade” in manufacturing.
Although they are classified as “Tier III” by the Swatch Group, below Omega above Tissot, they will look perfect at home on the wrist of an English equestrian enthusiast without looking out of place.
Elegance for generations:
There aren’t many watch brands that “bear value” for long enough to be considered investment opportunities. Longines, thankfully, has a vast archive of inspiration from which they can replicate models of today’s distinct personalities. If they can’t afford an initial diver from the 1960s, they’ll turn to their homages today, which are expected to hold their value after a 20% decline. For a longer period, limited releases appear to command higher premiums. Longines, like Rolex, will certainly be most collectible in the future for sport models with distinct personalities.
Longines has found the sweet spot between a high enough level of quality to be noticeable and a price that is reasonable enough to be affordable.
The Longines Luxury
Longines luxury watch wearers exude qualities of elegance, craftsmanship, and professionalism. In reality, watches such as the Longines Hydro Conquest are seen as a status symbol, particularly in the business world. Longines timepieces like the Hydro Conquest show the effort you’ve put in and the obstacles that you’ve overcome to get to where you are now. They also serve as a reminder of your achievements over time and give you a boost of confidence. So, if you’re going to a function, flaunting a statement piece from the house of Longines is never a bad idea.
Features, looks, and everything in between!
The battery in this watch is so long-lasting that it can last up to five years. Furthermore, when there is insufficient energy to keep the watch working precisely, the hands automatically go into sleep mode at the 12-hour position. The Longines Conquest V.H.P. has a perpetual calendar, which means the date adjusts to the duration of the months and leap years automatically. As a result, there’s no need to mess about with the crown positions to get the date correct. The Longines Conquest V.H.P., on the other hand, comes with a “magic crown” that allows you to set the time the old-fashioned way. These features, power-packed with style and looks, make Longines watches, like automobiles, extremely valuable. Naturally, depending on the model you purchase, this value can rise over time. Rather than squandering money on a wardrobe that will quickly become outdated, a Longines watch can be a wise investment. These timeless watches are made up of hundreds of tiny parts that work together flawlessly to power the entire model. Expert Swiss watchmakers use their exceptional precision to create these works of art. As per the result, the brand has become the epitome of fine craftsmanship. Longines Watch Bands staying true to the brand message of ‘Elegance is an Attitude,’ delivers style and quality with every piece.