LONGIO “Asmara – King of Forest” (Featuring Mexican Straw Mosaic Artwork)

Founded by watch designer Changhong Mi, LONGIO is a prestigious luxury watch brand based in Hong Kong. This year at Basel world, Longio launched a new masterpiece, “Asmara – King of Forest”, an exceptional model which incorporates the “Mexican Straw Mosaic” artwork. This is first Longio timepiece to feature the traditional Mexican Straw Mosaic art work.

This design was inspired by the African lion. Lion has always been the symbol of King, and was incarnated with sun, strength, wisdom and justice. Longio “Asmara – KING OF FOREST” salutes the powerful and domineering African lion.

Longio “Asmara – KING OF FOREST” adopted the 3D Mexican Straw Mosaic, cut the straw fine as silk, layer by layer inlay to shaping up, so that the dial bulged just as relief- lucidity, rough and energetic vigorous, vivid African lion. Longio “Asmara – KING OF FOREST” shows to the world in absolute original ecological, equipped with Longio Asmara bold outline fashion and characteristic square case, perfectly combined the masculine beauty and  King style.

Technical details

Lion (Mexican Straw Mosaic)
Hands: black,Swiss super luminous

ETA 2892
Power reserve: 42 h
Frequency: 28,800 / h
Jewels: 25

Titanium, Japan DLC plating
Case size: top:  38.4 x 43.5mm and bottom: 47.8 x 52.8mm
Case Thickness: 14.7mm
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Limited edition: 99 pieces
Case back: Titanium, Japan DLC plating, sapphire full through glass
Water resistant: 50m

Black natural rubber strap with stainless steel double pusher butterfly buckle

About Mexican Straw Mosaic Art
The “Mexican Straw Mosaic” art has two thousand years of history in China, unique in the Chinese traditional arts and crafts. After thousands of years of tradition and innovation, China “Mexican Straw Mosaic” art forms a unique “straw painting” form, boldly absorb many forms of artistic expression of Chinese painting, printmaking, paper cutting, Lacquer painting and oil painting, etc., shows the beauty of artistic conception. Through cutting, bleaching, scraping, grinding, hot, smoked and other procedures, the production is of fine and cumbersome, lengthy and arduous process, every stage is a test for producers of patience, perseverance and aesthetic ability.

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