History of Longines
Founded in 1832 by August Agassiz and his two partners, Longines was once referred to as the Saint-Imier Watchmaking Establishment. The company excelled in the designing and manufacturing of pocket watches with crown-wheel escapements. As a part of the Swatch Group Ltd, this company has successfully produced classic luxury timepieces that always withstand the test of time.
Gaining much of their inspiration from aviation, we admire a winged-hourglass logo that is acknowledged around the world. The seemingly flawless production of precise sports watches and chronographs have helped to maintain the prestigious reputation of the Longines name. These watches have been put to the ultimate test, including some of the most trying weather conditions, and have always proven their supreme resilience.
Keeping innovation at the forefront of its name, the Longines brand has achieved a long list of milestones and has been acknowledged by some of the most prestigious equestrian competitions all around the world. King Jewelers welcomes you to explore some of the most highly-coveted models, such as the Longines Hydroconquest, Legend Diver, and pieces from the Longines Master Collection.
La Grande Classique de Longines: Finding fascination in a style that never goes out of style, this collection embodies the elegant reputation of the winged hourglass brand.
Conquest Classic: Partnering with the world’s most prestigious sporting events, this collection serves as a tribute to the chronographs produced since 1878, honoring this elegant brand’s values of tradition and performance.
Longines PrimaLuna: This primarily feminine collection gathers inspiration from the poetry of the moon, and showcases diamond-detailed and mother-of-pearl dials to encompass a celestial aesthetic.
Longines DolceVita: inspired by the sweetness of life and filled with a contemporary elegance that is customizable and available in a rainbow of shades.
Longines Symphonette: This refined collection of women’s watches showcase a slender elegance accompanied by flexible bracelets and straps for sensual comfortability.
Presence: Keeping the values of tradition and timeless elegance at the forefront of this unisex collection, we admire sleek Roman numeral and stick indexes for supreme readability.
Flagship: This timeless design has been remodeled for a more refined look, featuring a self-winding calibre that caters to the lovers of classic and robust timepieces.
The Longines Master Collection: A seemingly perfect translation of the brand’s corporate essence, this collection reveals self-winding movements paired with special features that delight those who appreciate exceptional watchmaking.
The Longines 1832: Paying homage to the brand’s date of establishment, this collection is intended to showcase Longine’s watchmaking expertise and signature style.
The Longines Elegant Collection: Encompassing the brand’s famous slogan, this collection serves as the ideal embodiment of classical design and sleek silhouette.
Record Collection: These automatic timepieces seamlessly blend excellence with classic elegance by showcasing a single-crystal silicon balance spring in addition to other impressive properties.
Longines Evidenza: Gathering its inspiration from the 1920s, we admire the vast shift in the style of this collection, including the tonneau case shape seen in an earlier 1911 Longines model.
Longines Spirit: Celebrating the pioneers of flight, these timepieces are modern renditions of the classic aviator watch with unmatched elegance and certified chronometers for premium reliability.
HydroConquest: As a part of the Longines Sports Collection, this line of high-performance timepieces are known for merging technical innovation with coveted elegance.
Longines Conquest: Representing Longine’s admiration of sporting elegance, watch brand, this collection’s sporting elegance is admired through the design of the bezel, links, and cabochon crown.
Heritage: As a tribute to the pioneer spirit, this collection is known for its groundbreaking rotating bezel, giving pilots the ability to calculate their latitude and longitude on long-distance flights.