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In honour of its rich history, Longines has drawn inspiration from a 1940’s watch model to create The Longines Heritage Military. True to the original lines of a timepiece designed for the British Royal Air Force, this sleek, reimagined watch belongs to a timeless style that has made the winged hourglass brand famous. To reproduce the original timekeeper’s patina, the dial on the military watch has been hand sprayed with tiny black droplets, making each and every piece unique.
Proud to celebrate its history and achievements, Longines is expanding its Heritage collection with a reimagined military model from the 1940s. The Longines Heritage Military draws its inspiration from a watch created for members of the British Royal Air Force (RAF). Stanley Turner, a highly-decorated radiotelegraph operator aboard an RAF aircraft during the Second World War, wore this model around his wrist. The watch once owned by Mr. Turner was recovered and offered to the Swiss brand by a young English collector, who inspired the current reissue. Thus, Longines is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the RAF in its own way.
With its minimalist design and 38.5 mm diameter, The Longines Heritage Military flawlessly adheres to the refined aesthetic and spirit of the period timepiece which, at the time, measured 32.5 mm. Its oversized winding crown evokes the original watch’s ease of handling.
The Longines Heritage Military also displays a silver, opaline dial with a subtle mist of fine droplets in black paint. This process, a first for Longines and performed entirely by hand, makes each and every piece unique while mimicking the oxidation found on the original. Despite housing an automatic movement, this timekeeper is the only piece in Longines’ current collections that does not carry the “Automatic” label on its dial in order to preserve the spirit of the 1940s.
Remaining true to the watch worn by Stanley Turner and his RAF colleagues, The Longines Heritage Military features a curved, fully polished bezel and box-form sapphire crystal. The steel casing that houses the automatic movement (L888.2) comes with a green, aged leather watch strap, and a Nato strap in the same shades. Both versions of the strap are provided with each timepiece, along with the required replacement tool, all of which come in a case specially designed for the occasion.
In homage to the watchmaking tradition it has carried on for more than 185 years, Longines has chosen to revisit the historical pieces that helped solidify its international reach. Now, the winged hourglass brand is bringing its first diver watch - a 1959 timepiece - back to life. The Longines Skin Diver Watch reflects the sleek aesthetic of the original model while offering high-performing, contemporary technical features. This new watch is an enthusiastic tribute to the timelessness of the Saint-Imier watchmaker’s creations and its ability to spotlight history through art and elegance.
The Longines historic collection regularly serves as the brand’s inspiration for the creation of new models, in particular its Heritage re-editions. Now, Longines is breathing new life into its first diver watch, a 1959 piece that was introduced at a time when water sports were becoming extremely popular. Reliable and elegant, the model would be a great success among diving enthusiasts. The Longines Skin Diver Watch derives its essence from this emblematic timepiece that made an important mark on the company’s history.
This new creation preserves the spirit and clean lines of the original model while benefiting from the brand’s watchmaking expertise. It features high-performing, contemporary technical characteristics, such as sapphire crystal, a screwed-in crown and back for water resistance up to 300 metres, and a highly reliable automatic L888 calibre, produced exclusively for Longines.
The Longines Skin Diver Watch features the sober aesthetic typical of diver watches. Its 42mm steel case is characterised by its striking unidirectional bezel coated in black PVD and enhanced with markers, including a luminescent triangle, which serves as the main indicator for calculating immersion time. Its grained black dial, topped with domed sapphire crystal, features indexes, Arabic numerals and hands covered in Super LumiNova® to ensure optimal reading of time in line with the demands of the discipline. Like the original model, a stamped diver logo adorns the back of this piece. Customers can choose between a black rubber strap with a criss-crossed finish, a Milanese-style steel bracelet, or a natural brown leather strap to complete the look of this characterful watch.
The Longines Skin Diver Watch will delight fans of water sports who want to wear a high-performing timepiece but refuse to compromise on elegance.
The Conquest V.H.P. represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. In the true essence of Conquest – the ultimate sports line – the brand now proposes chronographs that bring together all of the qualities of the Conquest V.H.P. movement.
Longines’ history with quartz has been one full of technical innovations and feats. In 1954, the first quartz watch set a precision record at the Neuchâtel Observatory. It would be fitted into the legendary Chronocinégines, an instrument that became a pioneer in the history of timekeeping, as it provided judges with a film strip composed of a series of prints, allowing them to follow the athletes’ movement as they crossed the finish line. In 1969, technological mastery led Longines to reveal the Ultra-Quartz, the first quartz movement designed for wristwatches. A huge stride was made in 1984 with the quartz calibre fitted in the first Conquest V.H.P., setting a precision record for that time.
As an extension of these historic milestones, the winged hourglass brand presents its new Conquest V.H.P., now also available with a chronograph calibre in various chromatic variations. The movement developed exclusively for Longines stands out for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (±5 s/yr) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, using the GPD (Gear Position Detection) system. These attractive features are likely responsible for its status as an exceptional movement, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added.
These steel or black PVD models are available in two sizes (42 and 44 mm in diameter) and display hours, minutes and seconds, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and a 60-second counter in the centre. On each model, manipulations are simplified thanks to the intelligent crown, while two distinct indicators preventively signal the end of battery life. Conquest V.H.P. chronographs boast blue, carbon fibre, silvered or black dials. A steel, or blue or black rubber watch strap completes these exceptional timepieces.
In the purest watchmaking traditions of Longines, the watches in the Record collection combine classic elegance with excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. These exceptional timepieces, whose movement includes a silicon balance spring featuring unique properties. Longines is now introducing new variations in rose gold or in stainless steel and rose gold, certified as “chronometers” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
Through its Record collection, Longines expresses its very essence, combining timeless elegance with uncompromising excellence, a guaranteed recipe for success, representing a bridge between tradition and innovation. Longines now offers new models adorned with rose gold to further enrich this resolutely classic collection – the epitome of the expertise of the Swiss watchmaker – making them appeal to men and women with discerning taste in watches.
The Record collection features two separate and distinct sized calibers and in order to enhance the accuracy and longevity of its timepieces, Longines integrates silicon balance springs into its movements. This lightweight material is resistant to corrosion, and is unaffected by normal temperature variations, magnetic fields and atmospheric pressure.
Such excellence deserves recognition. Thanks to their extreme accuracy, the watches in the Record collection have been awarded “chronometer” certification by the COSC (Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres – Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). Equipped with automatic movements, all of the timepieces were tested separately by this neutral and independent organization, and are authorized to have the designation “CHRONOMETER” stamped on the dial. Bestowed with a high degree of added value, these certified “chronometers” now join the ranks of truly exceptional timepieces.
The watches of the Record collection are available in four sizes (26, 30, 38.5 and 40 mm) and a variety of dials, and are intended for men or women. The stainless steel and rose gold or 18-carat rose gold case features a transparent back that allows for admiration of the detail of the movement. Some models also offer a version inlaid with diamonds. The watch is available with a stainless steel bracelet with a rose gold cap, or with a black, brown or blue alligator strap matched to the dial and equipped with a security folding clasp.
Building on its expertise in the world of sports, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection this year, offering reimagined variations. Combining technical excellence and traditional elegance both hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand, these watches feature a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling. These new, refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports.
Longines iconic HydroConquest collection, meets the expectations of those who are drawn to the open sea while remaining true to the elegance of the Swiss watchmaker. HydroConquest timepieces preserve the traditional style of diving watches, inspired by the unique requirements of the sport. The distinctive characteristics of this collection include water-resistance to 300 metres, a unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown and case back, crown protection and a double security folding clasp with integrated diving extension.
Highly technical and innovative ceramic has been added to the bezel of the new HydroConquest models. Ultra resistant and scratch-resistant, this insert, which matches the colour of the dial, ties together the fully modernized design and sporty silhouette of this collection. The brilliance of the hands and the hour markers adorned with Super-LumiNova ® stand out in sharp contrast to the dark look of the new grey, black and blue sunray dials. More ergonomic and more comfortable, the strap has also been upgraded, with colours that match the dial, while the metal version combines polished and brushed steel for a truly impressive finish.
Available in 41 mm and 43 mm sizes for models with three hands and a calendar, and 41 mm for the chronograph model, the new variations of the HydroConquest collection will take their rightful places on the wrists of aquatic sports lovers who are looking for the perfect blend of performance and elegance.
As a traditional watchmaking company, Longines has been producing exceptional timepieces since the very beginning. The Longines Master Collection is the perfect contemporary illustration of this concept, as demonstrated by the success of this range since its launch in 2005. Fitted with mechanical movements, the models in this collection offer many special features, which now includes a timepiece with an annual calendar – a guaranteed winner for those who appreciate exceptional watchmaking.
In 2005, Longines launched the line that would become its flagship: The Longines Master Collection. From the start, this collection has enjoyed an undeniable level of success propelling its status as the iconic representation of Longines watchmaking expertise. Over the years, The Longines Master Collection has been enhanced by new features, but has never lost sight of the timeless classical elegance that is emblematic of the brand, and that contributes to its global success. Longines now offers an annual calendar as part of its Master Collection, controlled by a new mechanical movement, exclusive to Longines.
The annual calendar automatically manages the varying lengths of the months. This allows the timepieces to distinguish between a month with 30 days and a month with 31 days, with no manual intervention required. The Longines Master Collection, is the first range from Longines to house this feature. A true bargain for those who value timepieces with an exceptional quality-price ratio.
Combining classical elegance with excellence, the models from The Longines Master Collection featuring an annual calendar contain the new automatic L897 caliber in a stainless-steel case measuring 40 mm in diameter. With 64 hours of power reserve and the annual calendar displayed at 3 o’clock, the movement can be viewed through the transparent case back. The rhodium plated or blued steel hands jump off the black or silver barleycorn or sunray blue dial. These elegant timepieces are complimented by a steel bracelet or black, brown or blue alligator watch strap, all fitted with a folding safety clasp.
Building on its rich history, Longines has chosen to revisit some of the historic
timepieces upon which its reputation is founded. An iconic watch in the Swiss
watchmaker’s Heritage line, The Longines Legend Diver Watch is the 1960s diving
watch reimagined. Maintaining the style codes and design elements typical of the era,
Longines has applied modern expertise to this contemporary edition to guarantee
legibility, water-resistance and practicality. Longines presents a new version with
black PVD coating that combines a modern look with traditional elegance and
Longines has long been associated with the high-profile adventures of pioneers in their quest to push their limitations, especially when it comes to discovering the undersea world. The Longines Legend Diver Watch, a reimagination of a diving watch from the 1960s – the heyday of undersea exploration and military and sports diving – remains true to the bold styling that made the original timepiece such a great success. The Swiss watchmaker is now offering a black version that is emblematic of the combination of sports and elegance and that integrates the exclusive L888 caliber.
The lines of the original watch have been preserved, including the boxed glass and the
bidirectional internal turning diving bezel, which serve as reminders of the technical
limitations of the era. While upholding the 1960s spirit of this legendary timepiece, Longines
has also equipped it with contemporary and high-performance technical characteristics,
including a black PVD coating for a resolutely modern design, a sapphire crystal, two crowns
and a screw-down back to guarantee water-resistance to 30 bar. The bezel is activated and
stopped by the crown located at 2 o’clock, allowing the wearer to determine the remaining
The indexes, numerals and hands, adorned with Super LumiNova ® , pop from the black lacquered dial for optimum legibility, which is further enhanced by the plain, clean typeface used for the numerals 6, 9 and 12. The steel case is coated with a 42 mm layer of black PVD, and contains an automatic mechanical movement that is exclusive to Longines, with the illustration of a diver engraved on the screw-down back. A Milanese-style black rubber strap equipped with a folding titanium clasp treated with black PVD and an integrated diving extension complete this timepiece.