The new generation timepieces from Longines’ Elegant Collection spotlight stripped down design and innovative materials.
Offering a subtle balance between their conspicuously simple aesthetic and their high-tech movement, these automatic wristwatches are also available with a strap in vegetable material, a first for the winged-hourglass brand.
The modern elegance of these new watches is also combined with straps in vegetable material, a first for Longines, in taupe or black. As a responsible alternative, the exterior of the loop is composed of a new innovative material made from recycled apple waste. The interior is made of recycled corn rubber.
Innovative and long-lasting, this vegetable material has the same qualities as leather with respect to how it feels to the touch, how comfortable it is to wear and how good it looks, and also offers a similar lifespan.
These new watches can also be worn on a stainless steel bracelet. There is also a bicolour version with case and bracelet combining steel and rose gold plate.
Available in 34.50 mm and 39.00 mm diameters, The Longines Elegant Collection offers a selection of dials: matt white with painted Roman numerals, brushed silver with diamond hour markers or white mother-of-pearl with diamond hour markers.
Effortlessly combining genres, The Longines Elegant Collection celebrates pure minimalist elegance while still honouring the Longines watchmaking tradition.
These new pieces in The Longines Elegant Collection offer a clever contrast between their stripped-down aesthetic and the new-generation movement that drives them. Longines has completely rethought this collection that pays tribute to the elegance that is the brand’s DNA.
The Roman numerals and all the other elements that compose the dial have been completely redesigned to offer a pure, contemporary design.
Even the movement that drives these new pieces has been pressed into the service of this minimalist style. Its large distance between centres enables the counter of the seconds subdial to be shifted away from the central axis, further accentuating the harmony and character of the new Longines Elegant watches.
The self-winding mechanical calibre (L891.5) developed exclusively for Longines is fitted with a balance-spring made of silicon, a lightweight material resistant to corrosion, ordinary temperature fluctuations and magnetic fields, making possible the offer of a 5-year warranty on all the pieces in The Longines Elegant Collection.
Calibre L891.5 (ETA A31.511)
Mechanical self-winding movement
11 ½ lines, 26 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
With silicon balance-spring
Power reserve of approximately 72 hours
Hours, minutes, date, small seconds at 6 o’clock
34.50 mm, 9.75 mm thickness
– Round, stainless steel, stainless steel and 18-carat rose gold cap
39 mm, 9.75 mm thickness
– Round, stainless steel
Sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
White matt, painted Arabic numerals
Striped silver, 13 diamond indexes 0.032 carat, Top Wesselton IF-VVS
White mother-of-pearl, 13 diamond indexes 0.032 carat, Top Wesselton IF-VVS
Rose gold color
Straps / Bracelets
Black vegetable material strap
Taupe vegetable material strap
Stainless steel bracelet, triple safety folding clasp and push piece opening mechanism
Stainless steel and 18-carat rose gold cap bracelet, triple safety folding clasp and push piece opening mechanism