Longines Les Elégantes de Longines 2010

The tastes of the 1920s are considered to be among the most important stylistic trends created in the 20th century. Their creative freedom and imagination helped to perpetuate a unique style within the Art Deco movement which exerted a marked influence even in watchmkaing during the 1920s.

In 2002 Longines decided to revive the beautiful creations of the 1920s. The models produced at that time were reviewed and reissued. The result was the Les Elégantes de Longines collection, which was an immediate hit among amateur (female) collectors of exceptional pieces. Since then, each spring, new models that are delicate, fine examples of the Art Deco spirit are added to this timeless, elegant collection.

This year Longines has created three new models inspired by the exuberance of the 1920s to make up its 2010 edition of Les Elégantes de Longines. The first is a rectangular watch in yellow gold, set on an elegant strap in black satin. The second, a delicate piece in rose gold, has a tonneau-shaped case that fits snugly on to a bordeaux satin strap.

And the third is a graceful white gold model with an almond-shaped case and a white satin strap. The cases of all three models have been hand-engraved in the Art Deco style and set with 24 to 42 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds that add a final sparkle. The Arabic numerals add a delicate charm to the silvered dials and blued hands.

Les Elégantes de Longines 2010

Reference number L2.234.7.73.2: Reproduction of a Longines jewellery watch from the 1920s, limited edition of 10 pieces

Movement
Longines proprietary hand-wound mechanical movement dating from the 1970s, caliber L805, 5¾ lines, 17 jewels, 21,600 vibrations per hour
Power reserve of 28 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
Rectangular, 18K yellow gold
34 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds, 0.309 carat
Case and case back decoration engraved by hand
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

Dial
Silvered, 12 Arabic numerals and double minute track painted black
Hands: Blued steel

Strap
Black satin with standard buckle

Reference number L2.235.9.73.2: Reproduction of a Longines jewellery watch from the 1920s, limited edition of 10 pieces

Movement
Longines proprietary hand-wound mechanical movement dating from the 1970s, caliber L805, 5¾ lines, 17 jewels, 21,600 vibrations per hour
Power reserve of 28 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
Tonneau, 18K rose gold
24 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds, 0.166 carat
Case and case back decoration engraved by hand
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

Dial
Silvered, 12 Arabic numerals and double minute track painted black
Hands: Blued steel

Strap
Bordeaux satin with standard buckle

Reference number L2.236.7.73.2: Reproduction of a Longines jewellery watch from the 1920s, limited edition of 10 pieces

Movement
Longines proprietary hand-wound mechanical movement dating from the 1970s, caliber L805, 5¾ lines, 17 jewels, 21,600 vibrations per hour
Power reserve of 28 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
Almond-shaped, 18K white gold
42 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds, 0.353 carat
Case and case back decoration engraved by hand
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

Dial
Silvered
12 Arabic numerals and double minute track painted black
Hands: Blued steel

Strap
White satin with standard buckle

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