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Longines Record Heritage

Celebrating its 190th anniversary this year, Longines presents the first chronograph model in the Record collection.

The Record Heritage has a stainless steel round case measuring 40 mm wide and just 13.80 mm thick. The polished and slightly bevelled bezel encloses the slightly domed sapphire glass, covered with multiple layers of anti-reflective coating. The slim rectangular pushers enhance the vintage spirit of the Record Heritage chronograph.

The matt black dial hosts elegant golden Arabic numerals for the even hours, and slender overlaid indexes for the odd hours. It also features a seconds subdial, placed at 3 o’clock, and a 30- minute counter, placed at 9 o’clock.

The tachometer scale is positioned on the outside of the dial for better visibility. Equipped with a silicon balance spring, the exclusive Longines L895.4 self-winding chronograph movement is anti-magnetic.

This calibre is chronometer-certified by the COSC, thus guaranteeing precision and reliability. Provided a power reserve of 59 hours, this 37-jewel automatic movement is visible through the transparent case-back.

The new Longines Record Heritage chronograph is worn with a stainless steel bracelet or a brown leather strap with ecru stitching.

Technical details

Model: Longines Record Heritage
Reference L2.921.4.56.2/6

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, certified by the COSC
Calibre L895.4
12½ lines, 37 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hours
With silicon balance-spring
Power reserve of 59 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and small seconds at 3 o’clock
Tachometric scale
Chronograph: Central 60-second hand; 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock

Case
Round, stainless steel
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 13.80 mm
Sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Transparent case back
Water-resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Black matt, applied gilt Arabic numerals and indexes
Hands: Gilt

Bracelet/strap
Brown leather strap with buckle
Stainless steel bracelet with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

Longines Master Collection 190th Anniversary Limited Edition

To mark its 190th anniversary, Swiss watch brand Longines is presenting a series of three exclusive timepieces from the Master Collection.

These classically elegant automatic wrist watches are available in stainless steel and gold. The 18-carat yellow gold and rose gold versions are presented in a limited, numbered edition of 190 pieces to underline their exclusivity.

The grained anthracite, brushed grey or sandblasted silver dial is distinguished by a unique finish and delicately engraved Arabic numerals. They come with elegant pink, gilt or blued steel hands.

Dressed in classic 40mm round case, these timepieces are equipped with the Longines Calibre L888.5. This self-winding movement with silicon balance spring guarantees high-precision.

The craftsmanship and finishing of the Longines L888.5 calibre can be admired through the transparent back, which features a commemorative engraving. A soft, anthracite grey leather strap completes the style of these high-end pieces.

Technical details

Model: Longines Master Collection 190th Anniversary

Reference Numbers
L2.793.4.73.2: Stainless steel version
L2.793.6.73.2: Yellow gold version, limited and numbered to 190 pieces
L2.793.8.73.2: Rose gold version, limited and numbered to 190 pieces

Movement
Calibre L888.5
Mechanical self-winding movement
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
With silicon balance spring
Power reserve of 72 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Cases
L2.793.4.73.2: Round, stainless steel
L2.793.6.73.2: Round, 18-carat yellow gold
L2.793.8.73.2: Round, 18-carat rose gold
40.00 mm diameter
9.35 mm thickness
Sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Transparent case back with commemorative engraving
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dials
L2.793.4.73.2: Sandblasted silver, 12 engraved Arabic numerals and vintage Longines logo
L2.793.6.73.2: Vertical brushed grey, 12 engraved Arabic numerals and vintage Longines logo
L2.793.8.73.2: Grained Anthracite, 12 engraved Arabic numerals and vintage Longines logo

Hands
L2.793.4.73.2: Blued steel hands
L2.793.6.73.2: Gilt hands
L2.793.8.73.2: Pink hands

Straps
L2.793.4.73.2: Anthracite alligator strap with “soft touch” feel, triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism
L2.793.6/8.73.2: Anthracite alligator strap with “soft touch” feel and gold buckle

Longines Evidenza Automatic

Taking inspiration from its own glorious past Swiss watch brand LONGINES presents the new Evidenza collection. Dressed in tonneau-shaped cases, these new timepieces feature art-deco style sector dials.

The dial of new Evidenza features two finishes: the individual sectors are matt- finished, surrounded by a rose print; the rest of the dial is distinguished by a striking sunray brush finish.

Evidenza is available in silver, green, red, anthracite, champagne and blue dial versions. The dial has bold painted Roman numeral markers, three centrally placed hands for hour, minute, and seconds, and a date window at 6 o’clock. A sapphire crystal glass with several layers of anti-reflective coating protects the dial.

The Longines Evidenza watch is delivered on a new alligator strap with tonal stitches. Depending upon the dial color, the strap color can be red, green, anthracite, grey, or blue. A stainless steel bracelet is also available on the silver version.

To equip these new Evidenza wristwatch models with steel case, Longines has opted for an automatic movement (Cal. L952) whose anti-magnetic silicon balance-spring enhances its performance and stability. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, this self-winding calibre offers a power reserve of 45 hours.

Silicon is not only light and corrosion-resistant but also remains unaffected by normal temperature variations and magnetic fields. Its unique properties improve the precision and longevity of the watch and allow Longines to provide these models with a 5-year warranty.

Made of stainless steel, the case measures 26mm X 30.60mm X 8.70mm. Water resistant to 30 meters, the new Evidenza automatic watches feature solid stainless steel case-back, secured to the body with four screws.

Longines Dolcevita X YVY

Longines presents DOLCEVITA X YVY, a new series of the famous rectangular timepieces created in partnership with Swiss designer Yvonne Reichmuth.

Swiss fashion designer Yvonne has given the DOLCEVITA watch a new identity, with sophisticated leather straps inspired by bridles and harnesses referencing the equestrian world so dear to Longines.

The Longines DolceVita X YVY watch models come with subtle double straps in leather, in three shades: double beige leather, brown and black with rivets.

The design of these new Dolcevita watch models was entrusted to the Zurich-based company YVY, creators of sophisticated glam-rock accessories popular with international stars and clientele looking for exclusivity.

Born in Switzerland in 1986, Yvonne Reichmuth is a prominent fashion designer. Winner of several awards from the fashion world, she established her design studio YVY in 2020 in Zurich. Her designs are worn by celebrities like Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Taylor Swift, Kristen Stewart, Monica Bellucci, Kylie Jenner, Gwen Stefani and Janet Jackson,

Technical details

Model: Longines DolceVita X YVY

Reference numbers
L5.255.4.59.2
L5.255.4.71.B
L5.255.4.79.2
L5.255.0.71.B
L5.512.4.59.2
L5.512.4.71.B
L5.512.4.79.2

Movement
Quartz movements
L5.255: Calibre L178.2
L5.512: Calibre L176.2

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock

Case
Rectangular, in stainless steel
Glass: Sapphire
Water- resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)

Case dimensions
L5.255: 20.80 x 32.00 mm, 6.90 mm of thickness
L5.255.0.71.B: 20.80 x 32.00 mm, 6.90 mm of thickness (diamond-set stainless steel case: 46 diamonds Top Wesselton IF-VVS, 0.386 carats)
L5.512: 23.30 x 37.00 mm, 7.20 mm of thickness

Dials
Black lacquered polished
Silver “flinqué”, painted Roman numerals
Beige opalin, applied indexes

Hands
Silvered polished or blued steel hands

Straps
L5.xxx.4.59.2: Black double leather strap with rivets
L5.xxx.4.71.B: Brown double leather strap
L5.xxx.4.79.2: Beige double leather strap

For all models, the main strap is equipped with an interchangeable system (« quick switch system»). The thin strap can be worn alone as an accessory.

LONGINES ULTRA-CHRON

Swiss watchmaker Longines presents ULTRA-CHRON, an extremely accurate watch model inspired by the brand’s rich heritage of producing high-beat movements for over 100 years. More precise than a chronometer, this timepiece houses a high-beat self-winding mechanical movement with an oscillating frequency of 10 beats a second.

Introduced in 1968, the Longines Ultra-Chron Diver was the first dive watch to be equipped with a high-frequency movement. At the time, the brand had already established itself as a pioneer in high-frequency technology.

In fact, the brand created its first high-frequency timekeeping device to measure precisely 1/10th of a second as early as in 1914. In 1959, Longines developed the first high-beat movement for a wristwatch, an observatory chronometer that set new records in terms of accuracy.

The new Longines Ultra-Chron watch is inspired by the aesthetic codes as well as the professional dive features of the 1968 model. It features a unidirectional rotating bezel as well as a screwed-in caseback and crown. It also offers great legibility and is water resistant to 30 bar (300 meters).

The Longines Ultra-Chron’s instantly recognizable 43mm cushion-shaped steel case is fitted with a diving bezel that boasts a sapphire insert with luminescent accents. The eye-catching black grained dial features a white minute track with alternating Super-LumiNova®-coated batons and rhodium plated appliques.

The original Ultra-Chron logo is visible on the dial and embossed on the caseback. The new Longines Ultra-Chron has a distinctive red minute hand which, like the hour hand, is coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimal legibility.

The new Longines Ultra-Chron watch is equipped with the self-winding calibre L836.6, a high-frequency “in house” movement. Its silicon balance-spring oscillates at 36,000 beats per hour (10 beats every second).

From 1959 onwards, Longines made use of the high-beat-movements to increase the accuracy of its watches. Thanks to a reduction of the disruptive effects of shocks or of changes in the position of the movement, the high-beat movement proves to be more stable.

The accuracy of the Longines Ultra-Chron is confirmed by its certification as an “ultra chronometer” by TIMELAB, an independent testing laboratory in Geneva. This designation goes beyond the usual “chronometer” certification.

The “ultra-chronometer” qualification process tests the watch head and subjects the finished product to a15-day testing period during which the watch is submitted to a series of tests at three temperatures, 8°C, 23° C and 38°C, confirming that it meets the strict precision criteria (ISO 3159:2009 standard).

The Longines Ultra-Chron is available with a choice of a leather strap or a steel bracelet and it is delivered in a special presentation box containing a black NATO strap crafted from recycled material.

The History of High-Frequency Watches Made by Longines

More than 100 years of experience in manufacturing high-frequency timepieces has made Longines the leading expert on professional timekeeping and in sports watches. The fast-beating movements are capable of measuring 1/10th or 1/100th of a second. In addition, they have proven to be extremely accurate. Over time, the iconic Swiss company has built a wide variety of high-beat stopwatches, chronographs and chronometers.

1914: Stopwatch with 5 Hz high-frequency movement and split-second hand [CAL. 19.73N]

As early as 1914, Longines used high-frequency movements in its handheld stopwatches for the timekeeping of sporting events to measure 1/10th of a second. Driven by the calibre 19.73N with a balance wheel oscillating at 36,000 beats per hour, this chronograph proved very successful in sports, military and medicine.

The model pictured was equipped with a split-second hand, a modification introduced in 1922. To improve the reading of 1/10th of a second, the chronograph hand rotates once around the dial in 30 seconds. The 15-minute counter is placed on the auxiliary dial near 12 o’clock.

1916: Stopwatch with 50 Hz high-frequency movement to measure 1/100th of a second [CAL. 19.73N]

In 1916, Longines was capable of measuring 1/100th of a second. Based on the modified calibre 19.73N, the engineers in Saint-Imier enhanced the speed of the balance to a rate of 360,000 beats per hour–and thus enabled the exact reading of 1/100th of a second. To achieve this, the chronograph hand flew over the dial in just three seconds to its starting position.

The scale on the periphery of the dial was divided into very small steps of 1/100th of a second. An instantaneous minute counter was placed at 12 o’clock and could measure up to three minutes.

1938: High-frequency skiing timer (5 Hz) with split-second hand [CAL. 24 LINES]

As sporting events became more important, Longines was appointed Official Timekeeper on numerous occasions. In 1938, it developed a larger and more accurate movement: the 24 lines. This chronograph was constructed on the basis of a navigational chronometer (cal. 24.99).

The timer for ski races pictured here (from 1939) ticked at 36,000 beats per hour to measure 1/10th of a second. The chronograph hand made one rotation in 30 seconds, which helped read the fractions of a second.

Equipped with a second split-second hand and a 30-minute recorder, this professional stopwatch with three pushers was encased in Staybrite steel. The movement was adjusted to three positions and gained special notice at the Observatory of Neuchâtel for its high accuracy. Longines built a variant of this calibre to measure 1/100th of a second.

1957: Professional high-beat and split-second chronograph to time 1/10th of a second [CAL. 260]

To improve the 24-line calibre of 1938, Longines launched a chronograph of the same size in 1957 with a 30-minute counter and a system of stopping the balance. This professional instrument still had a minute and hour hand, but was also able to measure 1/10th of a second thanks to its high-frequency movement (36,000 vibrations per hour).

It was equipped with a flyback function and a split-second hand. The pictured model from 1966 has a special chronograph hand with a so-called nonius-scale: at its extremity there is a rack with nine “teeth” that indicate the end of the hand.

When the hand is stopped, one of the “teeth” stops exactly in line with one of the “seconds” marks around the dial. The number at the base of this “tooth” indicates the number of tenths of a second.

1959: First high-frequency wristwatch Observatory Chronometer [CAL. 360]

In the 1950s, Longines was convinced that there was a need to increase the scientific efforts to maintain its competitive edge.

Following the technical drawings of August 1958, Longines was ready to present the first high-frequency movement for a wristwatch in 1959: the calibre 360, oscillating at 36,000 beats per hour, handmade and fine-tuned for Observatory Chronometer Competitions. This technical milestone was built in a series of 200 pieces from 1959 to 1963.

The rectangular movement improved the accuracy considerably, and it took first and second place in the accuracy competition at the Observatory of Neuchâtel in 1961 and the following year, claimed first, second and third places. The daily deviation was around or below 1/10th of a second.

1966: Ultra-Chron, the accurate high-beat wristwatch [CAL. 431]

In the 1960s, Longines’ engineers worked on a mechanical movement that matched the accuracy of the new electronic watches. Thanks to their experience in timekeeping and in Observatory Chronometers, they knew that high-frequency watches were more consistent between the vertical and horizontal positions and suffered less drop in amplitude over a day, making them more accurate. The obstacles were lower power reserve and lubrication problems.

Longines found the solution in the calibre 431 (with patented dry lubrication) and guaranteed an amazing accuracy of one minute a month, or two seconds a day. Being far more accurate than a chronometer certified by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), the model was named Ultra-Chron.

Longines registered the name in October 1966. The first Ultra-Chrons were sold in the United States in December 1966.

1968: Ultra-Chron Diver, the first high-beat watch under water [CAL. 431]

In 1967, Longines drew a sporty version of the Ultra-Chron: a diver’s watch with a bright-red minute hand, water-resistant to 200 metres. In early 1968, it was the first high-frequency diving watch, and probably the most accurate, driven by the unique calibre 431.

As with all the Ultra-Chron models, Longines guaranteed an accuracy of one minute a month, which converts to two seconds a day. The tonneau-shaped watch was fitted with a calendar mechanism and a turning bezel, which enabled divers to determine their immersion times. To ensure legibility, even in murky water, the index marks on the dial hand, the triangle on the bezel and even the tip of the seconds hand (in the first series) were filled with tritium.

Technical details

Model: Longines Ultra-Chron

Reference numbers
L2.836.4.52.9
L2.836.4.52.8

Movement
Calibre L836.6
High-frequency mechanical self-winding movement
11½ lines, 25 jewels, 36’000 vibrations per hour
With silicon balance-spring
Power reserve: around 52 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Diameter: 43.00 mm
Thickness: 13.60 mm
“Cushion” shape, stainless steel
Unidirectional rotating bezel with sapphire insert, Super-LumiNova®
Sapphire glass box with several layers of anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screwed crown and screw-down case back
Special engraving on the case back with the “Ultra-Chron” logo and “ULTRA-CHRONOMETER officially certified” mention
Water-resistance: To 30 bar (300 meters)

Dial
Black grained
4 applied silver indexes with Super-LumiNova® underneath
Original applied “Ultra-Chron” logo

Hands
Rhodium-plated (hours, seconds), red (minutes)
Super-LumiNova® (hours, minutes)

Bracelets/ Straps

  • Reference L2.836.4.52.8: Brown leather strap with buckle and an additional black NATO strap made of recycled material. Sold in a special wooden watch box with a tool to change straps.
  • Reference L2.836.4.52.9: Stainless steel bracelet with double safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism and an additional black NATO strap made of recycled material. Sold in a special wooden watch box with a tool to change straps.

Certification
“Ultra-Chronometer” officially certified by TIMELAB Geneva

Longines Elegant Collection

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.

Technical details

Reference Numbers
L4.312.4.11.0/2/6
L4.312.4.77/87.6
L4.312.5.11/77/87.7
L4.812.4.11.0/2/6
L4.812.4.77.0/6

Movement
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

Functions
Hours, minutes, date, small seconds at 6 o’clock

Cases
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)

Dials
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

Hands
Silvered polished
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

Longines Dolcevita and La Grande Classique De Longines – New Versions

Longines has launched new monochromatic versions of two of its most beloved watch lines, the DOLCEVITA and LA GRANDE CLASSIQUE DE LONGINES.

Longines DolceVita Carmine Red

La Grande Classique de Longines and the Longines DolceVita watch lines represent two important parts in Longines’ proud heritage.

La Grande Classique de Longines Spring Green

These watches are now available in dial color versions: Carmine Red, Spring Green, Classic Black, Burnt Orange and Cobalt Blue. These stunning ladies’ quartz timepieces are presented on straps that match the dial colour.

La Grande Classique de Longines Cobalt Blue

The dimensions of the new Longines DolceVita watches’ rectangular cases – 23.30 mm x 37.00 mm – offer outstanding wearer comfort. They feature a small seconds display and their rhodium-plated rim makes the bold colour of each dial stand out.

Longines Dolcevita Burnt Orange

With its timeless design, La Grande Classique de Longines has established itself as one of Longines’ most iconic collections. The new monochromatic La Grande Classique de Longines watches are stylish and fresh and enhance the line’s classic elegance.

Longines DolceVita Classic Black

The discreetly proportioned 29 mm watches dazzle with their colourful polished lacquered dials, which are surrounded by a striking bezel paved with 44 Top Wesselton diamonds.

Technical details

Collection: La Grande Classique De Longines

Reference numbers
L4.523.0.50.2
L4.523.0.60.2
L4.523.0.90.2
L4.523.0.91.2
L4.523.0.92.2

Movement
Calibre L420 (ETA 282.001)
Quartz movement

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
Round, diamond-set stainless steel case
Diameter: 29 mm
Gem-setting: 44 diamonds, 0.369 carats, Top Wesselton IF-VVS
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: Sapphire crystal glass

Dials
Black, green, blue, red or orange lacquered polished
Hands: Silvered polished

Straps
Black, green, blue, red or orange leather strap with buckle

Collection: Longines Dolcevita

Reference numbers
L5.512.4.50.2
L5.512.4.60.2
L5.512.4.90.2
L5.512.4.91.2
L5.512.4.92.2

Movement
Calibre L176.2 (ETA 980.163)
Quartz movement

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock

Case
Rectangular, in stainless steel
Dimensions: 23.30 x 37.00 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres)

Dials
Black, green, blue, red or orange lacquered polished
Hands: Silvered polished

Straps
Black, green, blue, red or orange leather strap with buckle, equipped with the “quick switch” system (interchangeable system)

Longines Spirit Pioneer Edition

Swiss watch brand Longines has expanded its Spirit collection by adding a new Grade 5 titanium chronograph.

This timepiece is presented on a black synthetic strap with neon green stitching that matches the matt black dial’s hands and Arabic numerals, which are coated in Super-LumiNova® for optimal visibility.

The 42.00 mm diameter titanium case houses an exclusive COSC-certified automatic movement (calibre L688.4) with a silicon balance-spring. Once fully wound, the movement provides a power reserve of 66 hours.

It has a water resistance of 100 meters. The caseback of the watch is engraved with the words “PIONEER EDITION”.

Technical details

Model: Longines Spirit Pioneer Edition
Reference Number L3.829.1.53.2

Movement
Calibre L688.4
Mechanical self-winding movement, certified by the COSC
13½ lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hours
Silicon balance-spring
Power reserve of approximately 66 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Chronograph
– Central 60-second hand
– 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
– 12-hours counter at 6 o’clock

Case
42 mm diameter, 16.5mm thickness
Round, titanium
Sapphire domed glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw in crown
Case back with 6 screws
Special engraving “PIONEER EDITION”
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)

Dial
Black matt, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Hands: PVD titanium, Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Black synthetic strap with a green stitching and titanium buckle, fitted with an interchangeable system

Longines Spirit Zulu Time

Equipped with multiple time zones, the Longines Spirit Zulu Time is a continuation of the renowned Swiss watch brand’s precision instruments worn by the world’s greatest pioneers on their legendary exploits. Its origins and its name come from the first Longines dual-time zone wristwatch manufactured in 1925, which featured the Zulu flag on its dial – Zulu referring to the letter “Z” which designates universal time for aviators and members of the armed forces. An exclusive new Longines in-house calibre with a silicon balance-spring drives the time zone display.

A modern technology allows the hour hand to be adjusted independently of the GMT indicator. Additional time zones are read using a 24 hour hand and a bidirectional rotating bezel, also graduated over 24 hours. Extremely accurate with a power reserve of 72 hours, this new movement is chronometer-certified by the COSC (the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), in a nod to the five stars stamped on the dial which, in the history of Longines, was a guarantee of a movement of the highest quality.

Aesthetically, the Longines Spirit Zulu Time stands out with its meticulous execution and the particular care given to the various finishes on the details – whether shiny, matt, polished, in relief or embossed.

This model features a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert, and is available on a matt black, sandblasted anthracite or sunray blue dial, with a date window now centred at the 6 o’clock position. Its hands and numerals, coated with Super-LumiNova®, enable the time to be read under all circumstances.

The 42 mm steel case has an interchangeable stainless steel bracelet or an interchangeable brown, beige or blue leather strap. These straps all have a folding clasp fitted with a new fine adjustment system for maximum comfort and a perfect fit.

The Longines Spirit Zulu Time takes reference at the first Longines wristwatch to indicate a second time zone: the model Zulu Time of 1925 with its typical Z-flag on the dial. Z stands for Zulu Time, the universal time format – used historically and today – in aviation and military.

Longines has more than 100 years of expertise in the development of timepieces indicating different time zones. The brand watchmakers introduced the first Longines pocket watch indicating two time zones in 1908, built for the Ottoman Empire (today Turkey). This watch operated with double hands to indicate the hours and minutes, thus enabling to indicate Turkish time and French time on the same dial. Longines filed a patent for this technique in 1911 (“Montre turque à deux tours d’heures“), followed by a second patent in 1918 (“Montre à double cadran”).

In 1931, Longines developed a special cockpit clock, delivered to pioneering American pilot Clyde Pangborn, the first pilot to fly nonstop from Japan to USA. This special instrument was equipped with double hands to indicate hours and minutes, and two concentric 24-hoursdials.

In this family of cockpit clocks we find a bit later as well a watch with two 12-hour dials, again with double hands. For the wrist of pilots Longines modified in 1933 a large 47mm-Weems watch with a double set of hour and minute hands.

Technical details

Model: Longines Spirit Zulu Time

Reference numbers
L3.812.4.53.2/6
L3.812.4.63.2/6
L3.812.4.93.2/6

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, COSC certified
Calibre L844.4 (A31.L411)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
With silicon balance-spring
Power reserve of approximately 72 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date aperture at 6 o’clock
24 hours hand with time zone mechanism

Case
42 mm diameter
13.90 mm thickness
Round, stainless steel
Sapphire domed glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw in crown
Case back with 6 screws
Bidirectional rotating bezel with black, green or blue ceramic insert
Engraved 24-hour scale with lacquered numbers and Super-LumiNova® triangle
Water-Resistance: To 10 bar (100 meters)

Dials
Black matt, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Anthracite sandblasted, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Sunray blue, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®

Hands
Silvered polished, Super-LumiNova®
Gilt polished, Super-LumiNova®
GMT hand: black and blue, black and gilt polished or black and orange

Bracelet/strap
Brown, beige or blue strap with folding buckle and micro adjustment system, with interchangeable system
Stainless steel bracelet with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism, with interchangeable system

Longines HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games Limited Edition

As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Swiss watch brand Longines presents the HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games limited edition.

The Longines HydroConquest watches are distinguished by their daring design, taking up the codes of diving and aimed at demanding athletes. Water-resistance to 300 metres, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown and case back, and a double security folding clasp with an integrated diving extension-piece are all features that emphasise the style of these timepieces.

Limited to 2,022 pieces, the HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games watch boasts the vivid colours of the event logo on its black ceramic bezel, as well as on the minute-track of its black sunray dial. Its 41 mm steel case contains an exclusive self-winding movement with a silicon balance-spring to ensure high-precision and a longer life span.

These characteristics further enhance high-level performance and allow Longines to provide this watch with a 5-year warranty. To accentuate the uniqueness of this model, the case back is engraved with the Birmingham 2022 logo and “Limited Edition – 1 out of 2022”.

A stainless steel bracelet completes this timepiece with sporty and modern lines.

The partnership between Longines and the Commonwealth Games began in the past century, with the 1962 Games in Perth (Australia). It continued with the 2014 edition in Glasgow (Scotland) and 2018 edition in Gold Coast (Australia). A new milestone was set in 2020 with the conclusion of a historic partnership, in which the brand will continue to use its timekeeping expertise in the 2022, 2026 and 2030 Games.

Technical details

Model: Longines HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games
Reference Number: L3.781.4.59.6

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: around 72 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date at 3 o’clock

Case
Round, stainless steel casr
Diameter: 41 mm
Black ceramic bezel insert displaying the colours of the Commonwealth Games logo
Screwed crown and screw-down case back
Glass: Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: To 30 bar (300 meters)

Dial
Sunray black
3 Arabic numerals and 10 cabochons, Super-LumiNova®
Minute-track with the colours of the Commonwealth
Games logo
Hands: Silvered polished, Super-LumiNova®

Bracelet
Stainless steel, double security folding clasp and integrated diving extension

Longines inaugurates its new boutique on rue du Rhône in Geneva

The Swiss watch brand Longines has officially opened its new Boutique in the heart of Geneva (Switzerland), the international city par excellence and the cradle of fine watchmaking. Located on rue du Rhône, one of Switzerland’s best-known shopping streets, the new store uses a subtle blend of tradition and elegance to offer a truly stunning setting for the creations of the winged hourglass brand.

Longines now has a prestigious showcase in the heart of Geneva. The brand has opened its exceptional space at 40 rue du Rhône, one of the most popular shopping streets in Switzerland. Designed to be a tailor-made setting for the company’s creations and its history, the new boutique is an intimate invitation to be immersed in the world of Longines and to discover its many facets.

From the outside, the core values of winged hourglass company are highlighted by a sleek, elegant façade giving pride of place to a selection of carefully selected timepieces. Inside, a refined yet welcoming interior awaits, created with a skilful composition of different materials and colours.

Next, visitors discover iconic references to the brand’s universe, be it the privileged links it has forged through its long-standing passion for equestrian sports, or aviation.

The Boutique also houses a space dedicated to vintage Longines watches, the “Collector’s Corner”, which is a world first for the brand. There, customers can admire and acquire a choice of feminine and masculine pieces, all dating back more than 30 years, equipped with manufacture movements and in perfect condition.

Each of these watches has been renovated and restored with the greatest care by specialist Longines watchmakers and comes with a certificate of authenticity and a two-year warranty.

Longines CEO Matthias Breschan is delighted with the opening of this new Boutique and the important new chapter it marks in the brand’s development: “We are proud to offer our Swiss customers and our international customers passing through Geneva, the opportunity to discover the world of Longines and its vast range of timepieces, in a tailor-made space staffed by qualified advisers. We place great importance on making every effort to ensure that each visit is a unique and special experience.”

Longines evidenza Automatic New Models with Sea Green and Silver Dials

Longines has expanded its “Art Deco” inspired evidenza watch collection by unveiling a new ladies’ automatic model with new sea green or silver dials, plus matching leather straps and a supple steel bracelet.

The sea green and silver colours respectively evoke sea spray and the open sea. The differentiated treatment of the dials is the signature of this special 2021 version: matt in the centre – with a reprise of the typical “tonneau”-shaped case – and sun ray on the outside.

The dials thus acquire another dimension, enhanced by the hour circle painted with slender, elongated Roman numerals. The crown is adorned with a blue aluminium ring that gives the case a rhythm that is visually fresh.

Finally, the Longines evidenza comes with sea green and blue leather straps, with the additional option of a supple steel bracelet with triple-security folding clasp.

The new Longines evidenza watch is equipped with Calibre L592 (ETA A20.L11), a 22-jewel self-winding movement with a power reserve of 45 hours. It drives hour, minute, seconds and date functions.

Technical details

Model: Longines evidenza automatic

Reference numbers
L2.142.4.60.2/6
L2.142.4.70.2/6

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L592 (ETA A20.L11)
83/4 lines, 22 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 45 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Case
“Tonneau” shape, stainless steel
26.00 x 30.60 mm, 8.60 mm of thickness
Glass: Sapphire
Water-resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dials
Sea green, 12 White Roman numerals
Silver, 12 Blue Roman numerals

Hands
Silvered sandblasted
Blued steel

Straps / bracelets
Blue and sea green alligator strap with triple folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism
Stainless steel with triple folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

Longines Spirit Titanium

Introduced as a fitting tribute to the world of aviation, the Longines Spirit watch is now available in titanium, featuring satin-polished case, sandblasted anthracite dial and satin black flange.

The Grade 5 titanium is lighter and more hard-wearing than steel. Slightly darker than steel and more matt, this material gives these new timepieces a contemporary look.

The combination of strong, sleek aesthetic and modern technology gives the Longines Spirit Titanium watch models outstanding temperament.

The Longines Spirit automatic watch plays on the contrasts between dark hues and a subtle gleam. The hands, numerals, stars and hourglass have subdued glints of gold (1N), for a perfect balance of colours and materials. This equilibrium, enhanced by the absence of a date window, further accentuates the watch’s aeronautical symmetry. Its hands and numerals are embedded with “Blue Line” Super- Luminova®.

The Longines Spirit is equipped with an automatic movement with a silicon balance-spring, which is light, nonmagnetic, hard-wearing, stainless and impervious to thermal expansion. All these characteristics enable the models in this collection to be classified as chronometers certified by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

The five stars stamped on the dial which, in the history of Longines, were synonymous with maximum quality and reliability. A 5-year warranty also proves the exceptional character of this line.

The new Longines Spirit watch is available with an interchangeable titanium bracelet (ref. L3.810.1.53.2/6) with satin-polished finish or a NATO type nylon strap (ref. L3.811.1.53.2/6).

The nylon strap has been custom-developed using a special weaving technique that reprises the anthracite and black colours of the dial and offers unmatched comfort.

Technical details

Model: Longines Spirit Titanium

Reference numbers
L3.810.1.53.2/6
L3.811.1.53.2/6

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, COSC certified
Calibre L888.4 (A31.L11)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
Silicon balance-spring
Power reserve of approximately 72 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
40 mm or 42 mm, 12,20mm thickness
Round, titanium
Sapphire domed glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw in crown
Case back with 6 screws
Water resistance: To 10 bar (100 meters)

Dial
Anthracite sandblasted dial, satin-finish black flange, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Golden, Super-LumiNova®

Bracelet/Strap
Titanium bracelet with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism, with interchangeable system
Anthracite woven nylon strap, titanium buckle, with interchangeable system

Longines Heritage Classic, New Model with Black Sector Dial

Following the success of the silver version in 2019, Swiss watch brand Longines is now offering a new interpretation of their Heritage Classic model with a black sector dial.

This sleek wristwatch has a 38.5mm diameter case. Inspired by the designs of the 1930s, the sector dial of this timepiece is composed of different zones, each with a different finish.

The matt centre circle allows the silver slim hands to stand out in contrast. It is inlaid with an anthracite hour circle with a circular brushed finish. The dial also incorporates a ridged small seconds hand. Although a 1930s inspired creation, the Longines Heritage Classic watch incorporates resolutely modern technical features.

The self-winding calibre L 893 is a new generation automatic movement developed exclusively for Longines watches. Equipped with an antimagnetic balance spring made of silicon, this movement offers a 5-year warranty. The small seconds dial, shifted downwards in relation to the centre axis, is inspired by the historical watch of the 1930s.

Dedicated to vintage watch enthusiasts, the Longines Heritage Classic is available with a cognac-colored leather strap or a ‘grain of rice’ stainless steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Longines Heritage Classic

References
L2.828.4.53.6: with stainless steel bracelet
L2.828.4.53.2: with leather strap

Movement
Calibre L 893 (ETA A31.5Ol, mechanical self-winding)
11 ½ lines
26 Jewels
25,200 vibrations per hour
Silicon balance spring
Power reserve: 72 hours (appx.)

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’ clock

Case
Diameter: 38.50mm
Thickness: 11mm
Round, stainless steel
Sapphire crystal glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Black and charcoal grey, 3 zones
White painted Arabic numerals and indexes

Hands
Silvered, polished

Strap
Cognac leather strap with buckle
Stainless steel bracelet, ‘Bead of rice’ style
Double safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

Longines Spirit Green

Longines presents green dial variants of its Spirit watch Date model. Linking history with innovation, the Longines Spirit collection combines elements borrowed from the pioneering world of aviation with today’s aesthetic and technical requirements.

This new model in 40mm or 42mm diameter stainless steel case features a three-hand with date dial layout. The new green colour dial combines with the Super- LumiNova® beige and lends the model a vintage touch, while the dial’s sandblasted finish creates a fashionable metallic sheen. A clever blend of past and present, these pieces feature five applied stars on their dial, attesting to the quality of the movement, as they have throughout Longines’ history.

Like their predecessors, these models are equipped with cutting-edge technology thanks to their exclusive automatic calibres (L888.4) and silicon balance-spring. With their extreme precision, each has been chronometer-certified by the COSC (the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) and comes with a 5-year warranty.

The watch comes with a steel bracelet or a beige leather strap, along with Longines’ exclusive interchangeable strap system.

Technical details

Model: Longines Spirit

Reference numbers
L3.810.4.03.2/6
L3.811.4.03.2/6

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, COSC certified
Calibre L888.4 (A31.L11)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
With silicon balance-spring
Power reserve of approximately 72 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date aperture at 3 o’clock

Case
40 mm or 42 mm, 12,20mm thickness
Round, stainless steel
Sapphire domed glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw in crown
Case back with 6 screws
Water-resistance: To 10 bar (100 meters)

Dial
Green sandblasted, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Silvered sandblasted hands, Super-LumiNova®

Bracelet/Strap
Beige strap with buckle, with interchangeable system
Stainless steel bracelet with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism, with interchangeable system

Longines DolceVita New Models

Swiss watch brand Longines expands its DolceVita collection by adding a new model featuring a sectorised dial typical of the Art Deco period.

Inspired by a model from the 1920s and characterised by a rectangular case, this line offers an extensive range of men’s and women’s timepieces in an ode to the Italian “dolce vita”. Longines continually develops its DolceVita range of variations, like so many different ways of living and expressing la dolce vita.

This year, the collection takes on a new sectorised dial characteristic of the Art Deco style. Asserting a subtle balance of silver tones, it is distinctive for its hour-circle adorned with Arabic numerals and long, fine hands, as well as cross hairs at the centre of the dial. This dial, characterised by its simplicity, completes the men’s models of this line.

Longines is also extending its selection of interchangeable straps by offering new leather variations in white, blue and golden hues. These accessories make it possible for each customer to personalise their watch according to their desires, and are available in two sizes, S and M.

Technical details

Collection: Longines DolceVita

Reference numbers
L5.255.4.71.2/4/7
L5.512.0.71.2/4/7
L5.757.4.73.0/3/6/9
L5.767.4.73.0/3/6/9

Movements

Quartz movements

L5.255 L178.2: (ETA 980.153)
L5.512 L176.2: (ETA 980.163)

Model: L5.757 / L5.767

Mechanical self-winding movement, Calibre L592 (ETA A20.L011)
83/4 lines, 22 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 45 hours

Functions
L5.255/L5.512: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
L5.757 / L5.767: Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 6 o’clock

Cases
Rectangular, in stainless steel
L5.255: 20.80 x 32.00 mm
L5.512: 23.30 x 37.00 mm
L5.757: 27.70 x 43.80 mm
L5.767: 28.20 x 47.00 mm
Water-resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)

Dials
L5.255 / L5.512: Silver « flinqué », painted Roman numerals
L5.757 / L5.767: Silver, sectorised, painted Arabic numerals and indexes

Hands
Blued steel

Bracelet/Straps
L5.255 / L5.512: White, “gold” brown or blue leather strap with buckle, equipped with an interchangeable system
L5.757 / L5.767: Black, blue or brown leather strap with buckle; Stainless steel with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

Longines Legend Diver Watch, New Versions with Blue or Brown Lacquered Graduated Dials

The Longines Legend Diver Watch is now available in colored versions in stainless steel featuring blue or brown dial.

The latest versions of The Longines Legend Diver Watch conserve the spirit and the pure lines of the original timepiece, while benefiting from the brand’s watch-making expertise. They feature up-to-date technical characteristics, such as a box-shaped sapphire glass, two screw-in crowns and a screw-down case back; they are water resistant to 300 metres or they have an automatic movement with a silicon spring balance, made exclusively for Longines.

The blue or brown shaded dial features luminous hands, hour markers interspersed with luminescent squares and Arab numerals enhanced with Super-LumiNova® rectangles for optimum visibility.

Just like on the original model, the 42 mm case back is decorated with an embossed emblem of a diver. A structured blue or brown leather strap matches the colour of the dial.

These new models of The Longines Legend Diver Watch come with a 5-year warranty.

Technical details

Model: Longines Legend Diver Watch

Reference Numbers
L3.774.4.90.2: Blue dial
L3.774.4.60.2: Brown dial

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
Silicon balance-spring
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 64 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Case
Round, 42 mm, steel
With internal turning diving bezel
Screw-down case back and two screw-in crowns
Embossed diver symbol on case back
Water-resistance: To 30 bar (300 meters)
Glass: Sapphire crystal box with several layers of anti-reflective coating

Dial
Blue or brown lacquered graduated shading
Indices with squares coated with Super-LumiNova®, Arabic numerals underscored with luminescent rectangles
Hands: Polished rhodium-plated with Super-LumiNova®

Straps
Brown leather with buckle
Blue structured leather with buckle

Historic Waterproof Watches and Diver’s Timepieces from Longines

  • World’s first Chronograph with patented water-proof push-buttons and Flyback-function Longines ref. 4270 (1937): Movement 13ZN with Flyback-mechanism, case diameter 38 mm, mushroom-shaped pushers. Longines filed a patent for the innovative waterproof chronograph wristwatch with mushroom-shaped push buttons in Feb. 1938.
  • Longines H.S. (Hydrographic Survey) Military Diver’s Wristwatch for the British Royal Navy Frogmen (1942/43): Water-resistant, sterling silver case made by Albert Thomas Oliver, diameter of 51 mm. Screwed down bezel and back, winding crown protected by a screwed cap. Movement Longines cal. 12.68N. About 50 watches were produced for the Hydrographic Survey Dept.
  • Longines Nautilus Skin Diver, ref. 6921 (1958): Three-body stainless steel case by Piquerez SA,resisting water pressure up to 120m, diameter of 40 mm, screw back embossed with a diver motif. Bidirectional black revolving bezel calibrated for 60 minutes. Self-winding movement, cal. 19AS. Patented case-sealing “Compressor”-technology.
  • Super-Compressor Longines Diver’s watch, ref. 7042 (1959): Two-body case of 42 mm with screw back, produced by Piquerez SA and waterproof to 120m. Self-winding cal. 19AS., beating at 18’000 bhp. Instead of an external bezel that could be damaged by underwater obstacles, Longines used a bidirectional rotating inner disc calibrated for 60 minutes.
  • Longines Super-Compressor Diver’s watch, ref. 7494 (1964): Self-winding cal. 290 beating at 19’800 bhp, stronger crowns, waterproof to 200 m.
  • Longines Super -Compressor Diver’s watch, ref. 7594 (1965): Self-winding cal. 290 beating at 19’800 bhp, waterproof to 200 m.
  • Longines Skindiver Chronograph, ref. 7981 (1967): Bordeaux-colored turning bezel, calibrated for 12 hours and 60 minutes, three-body case with screw back, diameter 40 mm. Movement cal. 530, which corresponds to the cal. 30CH, with flyback mechanism. Chronograph with enlarged 30 minutes counter at three o’clock.
  • Longines Ultra -Chron Diver, ref. 7970 (1967/68): First Diver’s watch driven by a high-frequency movement (oscillating at 36’000 beats/hour): Highly accurate movement (cal. 431) manufactured by Longines, guaranteed to an accuracy of two seconds a day. Stainless steel case of 41 mm. waterproof up to 200m. Unidirectional turning bezel.
  • Longines Ultra-Chron Super-Compressor Diver’s watch, ref. 8221 (1968): Stainless steel case of 43 mm by E. Piquerez. Intended for professional divers, it resists pressures up to 300m. Hardened mineral glass, inner rotating bezel. Driven by Ultra-Chron high-frequency movement (cal. 431), oscillating at 36 000 bph.
  • Longines Diver’s Chronograph, ref. 8224 (1968): Cushion-shaped stainless steel case of 42mm, made by Piquerez. Inner rotating bezel with a count-down minute-scale for underwater excursions operated by the crown at 10 o’clock. Stainless steel case resisting pressure of up to 200m. Equipped with cal. 332.
  • Longines Ultronic Diver, ref. 8484 (1970): Stainless steel case of 41mm, waterproof up to 200m. Electronic tuning fork movement, Longines cal. 6312 based on ESA 9162. Accurate to 2 seconds a day. Unidirectional turning bezel in bright orange.
  • Longines Super-Compressor Military Diver’s watch for the Royal Australian Navy (1971/72): Enhanced waterproofness to 300m, calendar date and inside turning bezel, automatic winding, cal. 6651

Longines HydroConquest Two Tone Versions

Swiss luxury watch brand Longines expands its HydroConquest collection by adding new two-tone variations. Revisited in 2018, the HydroConquest timepieces combine performance with style. The blue, grey, black and green variations of this diving watch collection are complemented by two-tone variations in steel and rose PVD or steel and yellow PVD for an additional touch of elegance.

The green, black and blue variations are now available in two-tone steel and yellow PVD, while the grey, black and blue ones are available in steel and rose PVD versions. Dressed in 41mm diameter cases, these sporty pieces are also available on a black, blue or green rubber strap.

Taking inspiration from the world of water sports, HydroConquest watches are distinctive for their bold style, and they are designed to appeal to demanding athletes.

Water-resistance to 300 metres, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown and case back, and a double security folding clasp with an integrated diving extension piece are all features that accentuate the character of this collection.

With a grey, blue or black sunray dial or a matte green dial, each two-tone variation of the HydroConquest line is equipped with an exclusive self-winding movement (L888.5) featuring an antimagnetic silicon balance-spring to guarantee high precision and a longer life span.

Technical details

Model: HydroConquest

Reference numbers
L3.781.3.06.7/9
L3.781.3.56.7/9
L3.781.3.96.7/9
L3.781.3.58.7/9
L3.781.3.78.7/9
L3.781.3.98.7/9

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L888.3 (ETA A31.L02)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 72 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date at 3 o’clock

Case
41 mm diameter
Round shape
Stainless steel and yellow PVD case with green, black or blue ceramic bezels insert
Stainless steel and rose PVD with grey, black or blue ceramic bezels insert
Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screwed crown and screw-down case back
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 meters)

Dial
Matt green, sunray grey, sunray black or sunray blue
3 Arabic numerals and 10 cabochons, Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Yellow or rose PVD, Super-LumiNova®

Bracelets/Straps
Stainless steel and yellow or rose PVD, double security folding clasp and integrated diving extension
Green, blue, grey, black rubber strap, double security folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

Longines Silver Arrow

Swiss luxury watch brand Longines presents SILVER ARROW, a modern interpretation of an iconic 1950s timepiece, which was inspired from the world of race cars and supersonic aeroplanes.

In 1955, Longines held an in-house contest to find the name for a new timepiece with an avant-garde design. A name emerged that was based on one of the 450 proposals: “Silver Arrow”, a reference to the famous sports cars that dominated the racing circuits of the era. The first “Silver Arrow” was released by the Longines factory in 1956. At the time, each of the brand’s collections bore an emblem. The “Silver Arrow” symbol was a supersonic plane flying through the stars.

Today, Longines brings the model back to life with the new LONGINES SILVER ARROW. This timepiece, characteristic of the watches of the 1950s, shows an understated elegance and distinctive silhouette, and is powered by cutting-edge watchmaking technology.

The LONGINES SILVER ARROW has a 38.50mm steel case which contains a self-winding mechanical movement (L888.5) with a silicon balance-spring to ensure high-precision accuracy and enhanced resistance to magnetic fields. To prove its reliability, this new timepiece comes with a five-year warranty.

Resolutely minimalist, its silver opaline dial features striated indexes – like the original version – and sword-shaped hands, and both of these features are coated with Super- LumiNova®. The absence of a date display and of a “self-winding” indication contributes to its understated character while maintaining the spirit of the original timepiece.

This timepiece features a box-shaped sapphire glass with a multi-layered anti-reflective finish, as well as a screw-down back engraved with the “Silver Arrow” emblem.

The Longines Silver Arrow watch is fitted on a matte brown leather strap with a soft texture and vintage finishes.

Technical details

Model: Longines Silver Arrow
Reference number: L2.834.4.72.2

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement with silicon balance-spring
Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
Power reserve : around 72 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Round, 38.50 mm, stainless steel
Special engraving on case back
Screw down case back with notches
Sapphire crystal box with several layers of anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Domed silver opaline, 12 striated indexes extended with an understated Super-LumiNova® rectangle
Hours and minutes hands coated with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Brown leather strap with buckle

Longines Avigation BigEye Titanium

A re-issue of a chronograph with a 1930s’ design, the Longines Avigation BigEye is now available in titanium with a petrol blue dial. Driven by an exclusive chronograph movement fitted with a silicon balance-spring, this new model also comes with a 5-year warranty.

The Longines Avigation BigEye has a 41-mm titanium case which encloses a column-wheel chronograph movement (L688) with a silicon balance-spring for accuracy and enhanced resistance to magnetic fields.

This pilot’s chronograph with an emblematic 1930s’ design is characterised by the striking size of its 30-minute counter: a unique look that inspired the model’s name (BigEye).

Adorned with sand-blasted black hands and Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova®, its grained and shaded petrol blue dial features a seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and an oversized 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.

The Longines Avigation BigEye Titanium watch is fitted with a box-shaped sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective finish above and below, and a screw-down and engraved case back.

This new version comes with a natural brown leather strap with a vintage finish. It joins a version of The Longines Avigation BigEye in steel with black dial, launched in 2017.

Technical details

Model: The Longines Avigation BigEye
Reference Number: L2.816.1.93.2

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement with silicon balance spring
Calibre L688 (ETA A08.L01)
13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
54 hours of power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central 60-second hand; 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Case
Round, 41 mm diameter
Material: titanium
Special engraving on the case back
Screw-down case back
Glass: Box-shaped sapphire crystal with several layers of antireflective coating
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Grained and shaded petrol blue dial with 9 Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova®
Black sand-blasted, hours and minutes hands coated with SuperLuminova®

Strap
Brown leather with buckle in titanium

Longines Legend Diver Watch Bronze Version

Inspired by an iconic diving timepiece of the 1960s, the Longines legend diver watch now offers a new bronze version. Like the previous models from this collection, the Bronze Version retains the spirit and clean lines of the original timepiece.

This new Longines legend diver watch houses an automatic movement with silicon balance spring. The 42mm diameter case made with bronze and titanium is topped with a box type sapphire crystal glass.

Its green lacquered dial sports luminous hands, hour markers with squares coated with SuperLumiNova and Arabic numerals enhanced with luminescent rectangles for optimal legibility. Like the original models, the screw-down caseback is decorated with an embossed emblem of a diver.

The watch is fitted with a brown leather strap finished with beige top-stitching, and comes with a second strap in green NATO-type nylon. Every watch comes with a tool for easy swapping of the straps. This version benefits from the brand’s five-year warranty.

Technical details

Reference: L3.774.1.50.2

Movement
Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
Mechanical self-winding movement
Silicon balance spring
111/2 lines
21 Jewels
25’200 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 64 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
Round shape
Diameter: 42mm
Materials: Bronze case and titanium caseback
Internal turning diving bezel
Sapphire crystal box with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down case back
Two screw-down crowns
Embossed diver symbol on caseback
Water resistance: 30 atm/ 300 meters

Dial
Green lacquered graduated shading
Indices with squares coated with SuperLumiNova
Arabic numerals underscored with luminescent rectangles
Hands: Sand-blasted pink hands with SuperLumiNova

Straps
Brown leather and NATO green nylon with bronze buckle

Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale

In the middle of the 20th century, Longines created the Reference 5774 wristwatch for the crews of the French Nay. Today, the Swiss watch brand pays tribute to this legendary military watch with a re-edition.

With its cognac leather strap and golden oplaine dial, The Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale respects the design of its original model, while meeting today’s aesthetic and technical requirements. The shape of the counterweight seconds hands, a rare feature in Longines watches, provides this timepiece a unique aesthetic appeal.

Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale – Original Model

The original timepiece created for the French Navy features a 33.50 mm diameter case with a robust case and bezel typical of military models. It houses Longines historical 12.68N movement. The Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale re-edition features a 38.50 mm diameter stainless steel case.

The original timepieces were identified using the letters M. N. for Marine Nationale, engraved on the back of the case. As for the dial, it bore the words “Longines FAB. SUISSE”. These two distinctive features are recreated on the current timepiece, which in order to preserve the face of the original watches, does not offer a date window.

Like the original timepiece, the case-back of the current version is screwed. The new timepiece features a domed sapphire crystal box type glass. The lightly grained golden beige dial features super-LumiNova coated Arabic numeral hour markers and brown super-LumiNova embedded blued-steel hands.

The Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale watch houses the L888.5 self-winding mechanical movement with a silicon balance spring, developed exclusively for Longines.

Technical details

Model: Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale

Reference number
L2.833.4.93.2

Movement
Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
Automatic mechanical movement
11 1/2 lines, 21 jewels, 25,200 alternations per hour
Power reserve: 64 hours

Functions
Hours, Minutes and seconds

Case
Stainless steel case
Shape: Round
Diameter: 38.50 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
Sapphire crystal glass with AR coating

Dial
Sand-blasted golden beige
12 Arabic Numerals, Super-LumiNova
Hands: Blued steels, Super-LumiNova

Strap
Cognac leather strap

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

Swiss watch brand Longines revisits one of its iconic heritage timepieces with a new version of the Avigation watch type A-7 1935. Proudly demonstrating the brand’s historical ties with the world of aviation, this chronograph is a reinterpretation of the Type A-& model ordered by the U.S. AIR FORCE in 1935.

Longines has been associated with the aeronautical universe and its pioneers since the beginning of the 20th century.

Longines Avigation A7 ORIGINAL, circa 1935

For the Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 timepiece, the brand takes inspiration from a model ordered by the U.S. AIR FORCE in 1935.

In 2016, Longines introduced the Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 with a white lacquered dial. This year, the Swiss watch brand welcomes a new variation with a black shifted dial.

Faithful to the original model, the new variation sets itself apart with its black dial shifted 40º to the right. The particular orientation of the dial allowed pilots to read the indices without having to release the plane’s control yoke.

Inspired by the historical model, the new edition features a large crown with an integrated single chronograph pusher to facilitate the handling of the watch in the air – even when wearing gloves. The fluted crown located at 12 o’ clock enables control of the different chronograph functions: power, stop and reset, by simply pressing the single push-piece.

The new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 watch has a stainless steel case, which measures 41mm diameter. Topped with an AR coated sapphire crystal, the watch hosts a dial inspired by the historic model. The watch also features a solid stainless steel case-back with engravings.

The matte black dial is adorned with large Arabic numerals, cathedral type hands and a train track chapter ring. To ensure optimum legibility, the Arabic numeral hour markers as well as the cathedral hands (hour & minute) are coated with Super-LumiNova®. The dial also hosts a date display inside the small seconds counter.

The watch is fitted with a brown leather strap.

Technical details

Model: The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935
Reference number L2.812.4.53.2

Movement
Calibre L788.2 (ETA A08.L11)
Self-winding mechanical movement with a single push-piece and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism
13 1/4 lines
27 jewels
28,800 vibrations per hour
54 hours power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds and date at 6 o’ clock
Chronograph: Central seconds hand and 30 minute counter at 12 o’clock

Case
Round case
Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 41 mm
Single push-piece inserted into the crown
Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Matt black, shifted 40º to the right

Hands
Polished rhodium plated hands
Hours and minutes with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Brown alligator strap with buckle
10 Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova®

Longines Heritage Class Tuxedo

The new Longines Heritage Class Tuxedo timepieces celebrate the carefree spirit of the 1940s. The Heritage Classic Tuxedo is available in two interpretations: a 3-hand model and a chronograph model.

As the name suggests, these timepieces take their design inspiration from the tuxedo suits. To design these new models, Longines has chosen the aesthetics styles of historic timepieces introduced in the late 1940s. The contrast of black and white on their dial is a nod to the tuxedo suits.

To respect the spirit f the original models, Longines has chosen not to add the word “Automatic” on the dials of these new creations. The date window is also omitted for maintaining the historical inspiration.

The three hands model stands out for the aesthetics of its dial, a typical and very popular design from the 1940s. An opaline silver disc surrounded by a sublime matt black circle off thin baton hands covered with Super-LumiNova. The vintage styled dial also boasts a small seconds counter at 6’o clock.

The 38.50 mm diameter stainless steel houses the exclusive L893.5 movement (Base ETA A31.501). Fitted with a silicon hairspring, this automatic can deliver a power reserve up to 64 hours.

The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph – Tuxedo is powered by the L895.5 self-winding movement (ETA A31.L21) with a silicon balance spring. This watch comes with a 40mm diameter stainless steel case. This timepiece blends matt-black, opaline and mid-night blue shades on its vintage styled dial.

The Heritage Classic Chronograph – Tuxedo features several zones on its dial, and a tachymetric scale – quite rare for a Longines watch – also enriches its circumference. The watch has a power reserve of 54 hours.

The new Longines Heritage Classic timepieces are fitted with black leather straps.

Technical details

The Longines Heritage Classic – Tuxedo

Reference numbers

L2.330.4.93.0: Three Hands Model
L2.830.4.93.0: Chronograph Model

Movements

Three Hands Model
Calibre L893 (ETA A31.501)
Mechanical self-winding movement
11½ lines, 27 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 64 hours

Chronograph Model
Calibre L895 (ETA A31.L21)
Mechanical self-winding movement
12½ lines, 37 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 54 hours

Functions

Three Hands model: Hours, minutes and small second at 6 o’clock
Chronograph model: Hours, minutes and small second at 3 o’clock; Chronograph: central 60 seconds hand and 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock

Case

Shape: Round
Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: Ø 38.50 mm (Three hands model)/40.00 mm (Chronograph model)
Sapphire box with several layers of anti-reflective coating
Water-resistant: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial

Three Hands model
Silver opaline and black, 12 Arabic numerals with SuperLumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hands with Super-LumiNova®

Chronograph
Silver opaline and black, 10 Arabic numerals, tachometric scale
Rhodium-plated and blued steel hands

Strap

Black leather strap with buckle

Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946

Swiss watch brand Longines has extended its Heritage segment with a new interpretation, the Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946, the re-issue to a timepiece produced in the late 1940s.

Dressed in a 40mm stainless steel case, the Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 model houses a self-winding chronograph movement developed exclusive for the brand (L895.5). This engine is based on the ETA A31.L21 movement.

The L895.5 calibre features 37 jewels and beats at 28,800 vph. It has a power reserve of 54 hours. This automatic movement drives hours, minutes, small seconds and stopwatch functions featuring central chronograph seconds and 30 minute counter.

The historic Longines chronograph of 1946

In keeping with the design of the historic timepiece that inspired it, the Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 model features a domed silvered opaline dial enhanced by two finely sculpted counters, a 30-minute counter, a small seconds counter and italic dolphin styled Arabic numerals.

At 12 o’ clock of the dial, the brand name LONGINES is subtly applied in an antique style. The leaf style hands in blued steel enhance the beauty of the dial, topped with an anti-reflection sapphire crystal glass.

The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 model is fitted with a semi-matte black leather strap featuring a soft texture and a resolutely vintage finish.

Technical details

Model: Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946
Reference Number: L2.827.4.73.0

Movement
Calibre L895.5 (ETA A31.L21)
Mechanical self-winding movement
11 1/2 lines, 37 jewels, 28 800 vph
Power reserve: 54 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock
Chronograph: Central seconds sweep, 30 minute counter at 9 o’clock

Case
Round, stainless steel case
Diameter: 40mm
Glass: sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Silver, embossed
Pointed Arabic numerals and indexes
Hands: Blued steel

Strap
Black leather with buckle

Longines Flagship New Model with Black Dial

Swiss watch brand Longines pays tribute to its historic Flagship collection with a new model that features a black dial and emblematic design from the 1950s.

Launched in 1957, the Flagship collection was one of the first lines to be named by Longines. The flagship flies the flag of the commander-in-chief of the fleet. With this resolutely conquering name, the collection would go on to become a crown jewel for the winged hourglass brand from the 1950s onwards. Initially intended for men, these watches also enjoyed great success with female customers.

Today, Longines revisits this timeless, unisex design by drawing inspiration from a rare model with a black dial from 1957, which is particularly prized by collectors. Combining technical expertise and elegance, the new all-black Flagship Heritage will appeal to all vintage watch enthusiasts.

This timepiece is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement (L615) and includes a stainless steel case with a diameter of 38.50 mm. A characteristic feature of the collection, the case also features bevelled, inward-pointing horns, which gives the piece a refined and stylish silhouette.

Faithful to the design of the original watch, this model unveils a black lacquered domed dial with a polished finish, accentuated by applied indexes in the shape of faceted trapezoids.

Located at 6 o’clock, the date is indicated by an off-centre small seconds counter and the “Flagship” inscription, both emblematic of the watchmaking aesthetics of the 1950s. The dolphin shaped hands enhance this understated composition, encased in an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

An emblem of the collection, a golden caravel decorated with blue enamel is engraved on the screw-down case back.

The model is presented on a black leather strap decorated with fine beige stitching and equipped with a pin buckle.

This new variation completes the Flagship Heritage line, which until now consisted of a steel version with a cream dial, as well as a limited series launched for the collection’s 60th anniversary, celebrated in partnership with the brand’s Ambassador Kate Winslet.

Technical details

Model: Flagship Heritage
Reference number: L4.795.4.58.0

Movement
Calibre L615 (ETA 2895-2) Self-winding mechanical movement
11½ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
42 hours of power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock and date

Case
Round, Ø 38.50 mm
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Sapphire box with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
Engraved steel back with enamelled yellow gold medallion
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)

Dial
Shiny black, applied indexes

Hands
Rose
SuperLuminova®

Strap
Black leather with steel buckle

Longines Spirit Collection

The Longines spirit collection pays tribute to numerous explorers and aviators who conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. The iconic Swiss watch brand has equipped a host of adventurers with their precision tool watches. Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes are foremost among those who benefitted from its expertise as they conquered air, land and sea.

The Longines Spirit collection brings this rich heritage back to life. Linking history with innovation, the new models take traditional features from pilot’s watches and combine them with contemporary lines and codes.

The over-sized crown, the flange, the pronounced step around the crystal, the font of the dial, the diamond shaped indexes and the large luminous baton hands are all elements drawn from the days of pioneering aviation. Reworked and updated, these elements blend harmoniously with the overall contemporary design. In addition, great care has been taken with the various finishes on the details, whether brushed, matt, polished or in relief.

To equip these timepieces, Longines has chosen state-of-the-art self-winding movements (L888.4 & L688.4) featuring silicon hairsprings to guarantee extreme accuracy and increased life period. The calibers are chronometer certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing institute (COSC).

Powering the three-hand with date models the caliber L888.4 is based on the self winding ETA A31.L11 movement. This 21 jewels automatic movement has a power reserve of 64 hours. It drives hour, minute & central second hands and date at 3h.

The chronograph model is equipped with the caliber L688.4 based on the ETA A08.L01 self-winding column wheel chronograph movement. It has a power reserve of 60 hours. This 27 jewels movement powers hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph functions.

The Longines spirit timepieces are fitted with domed sapphire crystal glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides. They also feature screw-in crown and engraved case back secured with six screws.

Available in three-hand/calendar models (40mm and 42mm) and a chronograph (42mm), the Longines spirit comes with a matt black, grained silver or sunray blue dial, all stamped with five applied stars. In the Longines tradition, this has always signified an improvement of the quality and reliability of the brand’s movement. Five stars is the maximum number that can be achieved.

The Longines spirit watch models are fitted with steel bracelet, or a leather strap in dark brown, light brown or blue. The three hand/calendar watch is also available in a Prestige edition with three interchangeable straps (steel, leather and NATO in brown leather).

Technical details

Model: Longines spirit collection

Reference numbers

Three hands with date

L3.810.4.53.0-3/6/9
L3.810.4.73.2-4/6/9
L3.810.4.93.0-3/6/9

L3.811.4.53.0-3/6/9
L3.811.4.73.2-4/6/9
L3.811.4.93.0-3/6/9

Chronograph

L3.820.4.53.0-3/6
L3.820.4.73.2-4/6
L3.820.4.93.0-3/6

Movements

Three hands with date (L3.810 & L3.811)

Calibre L888.4 (ETA A31.L11)
Mechanical self-winding movement with silicon balance spring, COSC certified
11 ½ lines, 21 jewels, 25,200 vph
Power reserve: 64 hours

Chronograph (L3.820)

Caliber L688.4 (ETA A08.L01)
Mechanical self-winding movement with silicon balance spring, COSC certified, column wheel chronograph
13 ¼ lines
Number of jewels: 27 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions

Three hands with date models
Hours, minutes, seconds and date aperture at 3h

Chronograph models
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9h
Date aperture at 4:30h
Chronograph: central 60 seconds hand, 30-minutes counter at 3h and 12 hour counter at 6h

Case

Round case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 40mm or 42mm
Sapphire domed glass with multilayered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw in crown
Stainless case-back with 6 screws
Water resistance: 10 atm/100 meters

Dials

Matt black, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova
Grained silver, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova
Sunray blue, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova

Hands
Silvered sand blasted, Super-LumiNova
Black sandblasted, Super-LumiNova

Bracelet/straps

Standard version
Dark brown, light brow of blue leather strap with buckle
Stainless steel bracelet, triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

Prestige edition
3 bracelet/straps with interchangeable system
– Stainless steel bracelet, double safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism
– Dark brown, light brown or blue leather strap with buckle
– NATO strap with buckle

Longines 1832 Collection (Novelties 2020)

The Longines 1832 collection pays tribute to the origins of the Saint-Imier based watch brand. Longines was founded in 1832. The models in this collection perfectly reflect the aesthetic codes of the brand, combining tradition, elegance and performance. The Longines 1832 watches house movement developed exclusively for Longines, which can be admired through the transparent case-back.

The Longines 1832 collection now offers new references for men and women. For men, three new references are available, and for women Longines presents two new references.

The new men’s models feature 40mm stainless steel case and black matte dial with silver polished hands and applied indexes. They feature different dial layouts depending upon the functions incorporated in each model. The movements powering the men’s models feature 21 jewels, 25’200 vph frequency and power reserve of 64 hours.

The L4.825.4.52.0 model displays hours, minutes, centre seconds and date at 3 o’clock. This timepiece is powered by the Calibre L888 (ETA A31.L01) self-winding movement.

The L4.826.4.52.0 model displays hours, minutes, seconds, moon phase display and date indicated by a small hand at 6 o’clock. This model is equipped with the Calibre L899 (ETA A31.L91) self-winding movement.

The L4.827.4.52.0 model displays hours, minutes, centre seconds and annual calendar at 3 o’clock displaying day and month. This timepiece is powered by the Calibre L897.2 (ETA A31.L81) movement.

Two ladies’ watch models are also available: L4.325.4.52.0 and L4.325.4.87.2. These ladies watches come with 30mm stainless steel case. First model (L4.325.4.52.0) features a black matte dial with applied indexes and the second model (L4.325.4.87.2) has a beige mother-of-pearl dial with 12 diamond (12 Top Wesselton VS-SI diamonds, for a total of 0.060 carats) indexes. Each of these timepieces is equipped with a Calibre L592 (ETA A20.L01) self-winding movement that drives hours, minutes, centre seconds and date at 3 o’clock.

Other common features of the Longines 1832 collection are scratch-resistant sapphire crystal front glass, transparent sapphire crystal caseback, Swiss Super-LumiNova applied hands and indexes, alligator leather strap and water resistance of 30 meters.

Technical details

Reference Numbers
L4.325/825/826/827.4.52.0
L4.325.4.87.2

Movements
Mechanical self-winding movement
– Model L4.325: Calibre L592 (ETA A20.L01); 83/4 lines, 22 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hours; Power reserve: 40 hours
– L4.825: Calibre L888 (ETA A31.L01); 111/2 lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours; Power reserve: 64 hours
– Model L4.826: Calibre L899 (ETA A31.L91); 111/2 lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours; Power reserve: 64 hours
– Model L4.827: Calibre L897.2 (ETA A31.L81); 111/2 lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours; Power reserve: 64 hours

Functions
– Models L4.325 & L4.825: Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock
– Model L4.826: Hours, minutes, seconds, moon phase display and date indicated by a small hand at 6 o’clock
-Model: L4.827 Hours, minutes, seconds, annual calendar at 3 o’clock displaying day and month

Case
Round, Ø 30 mm or Ø 40 mm, Stainless Steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective coating
Water-resistant: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dials
Black matte, applied indexes or Beige mother-of-pearl, 12 diamond indexes
Silvered polished hands

Straps
Brown or black alligator strap with buckle

Longines HydroConquest (New Models with Green Hues)

Swiss watch brand Longines expands their HydroConquest collection by launching new models dressed in green hues.

Two new editions are available. Featuring a modernized design, the first model features a green ceramic bezel insert that matches the color of the dial. Its dial features a matte green dial.

Mounted on a stainless steel bracelet or green rubber strap, this model is available in two sizes: 41mm and 43 mm. This khaki green HydroConquest watch houses a self-winding mechanical movement L888.3 calibre (ETA A31.L02) with a power reserve of 64 hours.

The second HydroConquest model is a boutique edition. It comes in a 41mm diameter stainless steel case.

This model features a bright green vertical-brushed ceramic dial and houses L888.5 (ETA A31.L11) self-winding caliber designed exclusively for Longines. Featuring a silicon balance spring, this movement delivers a power reserve of 64 hours.

These new HydroConquest timepieces preserve the traditional style of diving watches. The distinctive characteristics of these HydroConquest watch models include water resistance to 300 meters, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown and case-back, crown-protection and a double security folding clasp with integrated diving extension.

Technical details

Model: HydroConquest

Reference number
L3.781.4.06.6/9
L3.782.4.06.6/9

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L888.3 (ETA A31.L02)
111/2 lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 64 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date at 3 o’clock

Case
Round, stainless steel, 41 mm or 43 mm
Green ceramic bezel insert
Screwed Crown and Screw-down case-back
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant: To 30 bar (300m)

Dial
Matt green, 3 Arabic numerals and 10 cabochons, Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated (hour, minute, second), Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Stainless steel, double security folding clasp and integrated diving extension
Green rubber, double security folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

Model: HydroConquest (Boutique Edition)

Reference number
L3.785.4.06.6

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
Silicon balance spring
111/2 lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 64 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date at 3 o’clock

Case
Round, stainless steel, 41 mm or 43 mm
Green ceramic bezel insert
Screwed Crown and Screw-down case-back
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant: To 30 bar (300m)

Dial
Green vertical brushed finish, 3 Arabic numerals and 10 cabochons, Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated (hour, minute, second), Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Stainless steel, double security folding clasp and integrated diving extension
Green rubber, double security folding clasp with fine tuning and push-piece opening mechanism

Longines Heritage Military 1938 Limited Edition

With this new model, Longines re-interprets a military watch produced in 1938 and conserved as part of the Swiss watch brand’s historical collection. Numbered and limited to 1938 pieces, this reissue of a timeless design is driven by a hand-wound mechanical movement.

The shape of the 43 mm stainless steel case is typical of the 1930s. Resolutely understated, the piece reveals other attractive details reminiscent of the original model, such as the beveled bezel and its ribbed “sea urchin”-shaped crown which guarantees easy adjustment.

Under its domed anti-reflection sapphire crystal, The Longines Heritage Military 1938 features a streamlined, perfectly easy-to-read matte black dial. The “baton”-style hands and 11 cream-colored Arabic numerals coated with Super-LumiNova® enable excellent visibility in any condition, an essential quality for a military watch. The elegant dial and small seconds at 6 o’clock are framed by an elegant “railway-track” decoration that characteristic of the period.

The Longines Heritage Military 1938 is available with a patinated charcoal grey leather strap and a cognac-colored NATO-style leather strap, easily interchanged using a tool included in its packaging.

Technical details

Model: Heritage Military 1938
Reference Number L2.826.4.53.2

Movement
Manual winding mechanical movement
Calibre L507.2 (ETA 6498/2)
161/2 lines, 17 jewels, 21’600 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 53 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6ó clock

Case
Round, 43 mm diameter
Material: Stainless steel case
Sapphire crystal glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Matt black dial
Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Polished rhodium-plated hands with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Anthracite leather and cognac NATO with buckle