Since Longines was founded in Saint-Imier in 1832, it has been inseparable from this village that witnessed its growth. As the only watchmaking company founded in Saint-Imier and still based here, Longines has always adhered to its ‘traditional, elegant and sporty’ brand value, and Saint-Imier is the cradle that has bred the tradition of Longines watchmaking. Today Longines launches a number of outstanding brand timepieces through the Saint-Imier series with mechanical movements originating from this rich land.
The Longines Saint-Imier collection is inspired by the traditional foundation of the watchmaking brand that is famous for the flying wing hourglass trademark. Longines was founded in 1832 in a small village deep in the valley of the Swiss Jurassic Mountains: Saint-Imier. The company has played a pivotal role in the Saint-Imier neighbourhood from an early stage (named Longines Watch Co. Francillon Ltd.), which later became a watchmaking center, and the fate of Longines and Saint-Imier villages has been closely linked ever since. Together, this deep root is now incorporated into an outstanding timepiece collection with a mechanical movement: the Longines Saint-Imier Collection.
Inspired by the shape of the case of the ancient model in 1945, the common theme of this series, the smooth lines and unique lugs allow these new models to achieve a delicate balance between classic and contemporary design. The Longines Saint-Imier series offers models that display hours, minutes, seconds, and dates, chronographs, and models with four retrograde functions, day and night display, and moon phase display. All models in this collection are equipped with a mechanical movement and can be appreciated through the transparent sapphire back case for its precision operation.
Models showing hours, minutes and seconds have a 3 o’clock date window, made of stainless steel, rose gold and stainless steel and rose gold two-tone gold models. There are four sizes (26 mm, 30 mm, 38.5 mm, and 41 mm). ), And a diamond-set version is available, so that all Longines customers can find a watch that perfectly matches their wrist. The dial is in black, silver or white mother-of-pearl with diamond-marked scales, while the Super-LumiNova luminous function hands make reading never a problem. This series of models are equipped with black and brown crocodile leather straps or stainless steel, stainless steel and rose gold two-tone gold straps according to the dial style. All series use folding safety buckles.
The chronograph is equipped with ETA’s L688.2 column-wheel movement specially developed for Longines. The case material includes stainless steel, rose gold and stainless steel and two-tone gold models with a diameter of 39 or 41 mm. The silver or black dial displays hours and minutes, has a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock and a date window, and has a stopwatch function: a central chronograph second hand, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. These chronographs come in black and brown alligator leather straps, or stainless steel, stainless steel, and rose gold two-tone gold straps, all with fold-down safety clasps.
Finally, it is a top model that showcases Longines watchmaking expertise, with a diameter of 44 mm and equipped with ETA’s L707 movement specially developed for Longines. This watch is available in black and silver dial versions, each carrying 12 Arabic numerals, and has four retrograde indications (12 o’clock week, date on the right side of the dial, 24-hour scale on the left side of the dial, second time zone and 6 o’clock small seconds) ) And day and night, moon phase display. These exclusive models are available with black or brown alligator leather straps or stainless steel straps with integrated design, all with folding safety clasps.
The watchmaker Longines, which originated in Saint-mil, Switzerland in 1832, celebrated the uninterrupted and long history of watchmaking for 180 years in 2012 and insisted that the watchmaking process integrate tradition, elegance and functionality. Longines has long been a timer manufacturer for various sports world championships, and has long-term cooperation with different international sports associations. In recent years, it has been more committed to equestrian sports. Longines is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of timing products. The brand uses Flying Hourglass as a registered trademark and has operations in more than 130 countries around the world.