PLUNGING INTO THE PAST Longines has made its re-releases of classic models a genuine collection, rich and varied. A nod to the past that has delighted numerous customers. The archives of a brand as old as Longines, which is celebrating its 185th anniversary this year, is...

THE TIME MACHINE The collection bringing together re-editions of past watches by the watchmaker from Saint Imier welcomes a new arrival based on a model dating from 1945. The Longines archives are a real treasure trove. For proof, you only need to look at the aptly named...

185 YEARS: A LONGEVITY “RECORD” To celebrate its 185th anniversary, the watchmaker from Saint Imier has unveiled a complete collection of steel watches with an automatic movement, and officially certified as chronometers by the COSC. Longines has now been in business for 185 years: 185 years since...

PRECISION CONQUERED Last week, at the Neuchâtel Observatory, the watchmaker from Saint-Imier unveiled a series of watches powered by a quartz movement, symbolising the major strides made in this technology. Between chronometry – “The art or science of accurately measuring time” (OED) – and Longines, the love...

Tribute to 1930s aviation The new Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 harks back to Longines’ classic models. The contemporary yet retro piece stands out for its dial angled at 40°. Swiss brand Longines was founded in 1832 and is best known for its many sporting collaborations and...

Introducing the Longines Heritage 1969 The Heritage collection plucks vintage models from the brand’s archives, some of which are currently at the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier. One of them is the new Heritage 1969 inspired by a model from the late 1960s whose design oozes 70s...

Nestled in the Grisons canton, Saint Moritz is one of the oldest ski and winter sports resorts in the world. It set the stage for the first Winter Olympics in Switzerland in 1928 then hosted it again twenty years later. It was also the first...

Was the Saint-Imier watch brand inspired by the 1966 song "Mini, mini, mini" by French star Jacques Dutronc? Has it designed its own take on the proverb "big things come in small packages"? Or perhaps it’s riding the current trend for leaving anything that’s big/heavy/bulky...

The French Open, better known as Roland Garros, is a highlight in the tennis calendar. Longines has supported the fantastic Grand Slam tournament since 2007 and has designed a Conquest chronograph to coincide with the 2015 event. The 41mm steel case houses a quartz movement...