Category: Longines

  • The Longines Heritage 1945

    A quick look at our Longines article archives, and you can see that virtually every timepiece we have covered from the Swiss watchmaker over the past five years has been in the heritage collection, or otherwise vintage inspired. A company with such a rich history should tap into past designs for ideas, and Longines has […]

  • Pre-Baselworld 2009: GrandeVitesse Chronograph 24h by LONGINES

    The concept of speed finally materialised! The new GrandeVitesse Chronograph 24h features a double tachometer graduated in km/h as well as mph that can measure land speeds up to Mach 2. The sporty character of the line is underscored by the “non-skid” pattern of the crown, caseband and pushpieces. And let’s not forget the very […]

  • Vintage Inspired Longines Heritage 1940

    Longines unveiled a number of interesting new vintage inspired timepieces at Baselworld 2012. We already showed you the Longines Heritage 1942 last week, and here is the Longines Heritage 1940. As its name suggests – it is based on a model from 1940. The round steel case is 38.5 mm in diameter with a lacquered […]

  • Longines Conquest 24 Hours Watch

    Saint-Imier based watch brand, Longines, has just introduced a new 24-hour second time zone watch, the Conquest 24 Hours. The Conquest 24 features a second time zone, displayed via the central red hand. Unlike most second time zone watches, this one sweeps the dial every 24-hours, as opposed to 12. The main advantage of having […]

  • The Triple Crown – Longines the Official Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes Belmont Stakes

    After watching Orb win the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, as guests of Longines, we were invited again this past weekend to watch the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. With 3-5 odds going into the race, Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, was the clear favorite. However, it was the underdog, Oxbow, who […]

  • The Longines Heritage Military 1938 collection

    Longines recently launched a new collection based on designs from military watches produced in the 1930s. The Longines Military Heritage 1938 collection consists of three watches — the 3 Hand, 24-Hour and Chronograph model — which all have a simple layout with large white Arabic numerals and a minute track that contrasts the matte black […]

  • California Chrome Denied the Triple Crown

    Conditions were perfect on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The sun was out, humidity was low and it was in the 70s to 80s throughout the day. Over 100,000 people turned out to watch the 146th annual Belmont Stakes, and to potentially witness California Chrome make history and become the first Triple […]

  • Baselworld 2010 Preview: Longines Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage Watch

    Longines has announced that they will re-issue the Lindbergh Atlantic Voyage watch. Paying homage to the Lindberghs’ and the watch that was originally used for their record breaking flight around the world, a beautiful 47 mm stainless steel, two dial chronograph has been created. Like the original, this one features a 30-minute counter, a 500 […]

  • Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary

    At Baselworld, in celebration of the 180th anniversary of Longines, the Saint-Imier brand revealed a number of attractive vintage inspired timepieces. The most interesting being the new limited edition Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary. The Longines Monopusher “is closely based on the first wrist chronograph, manufactured by Longines in 1913 and fitted with […]

  • Introducing the Longines Heritage 1973

    Longines just announced an all new retro style chronograph is a cool cushion-shaped case. The Longines Heritage 1973 case is stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter, with a choice of a silvered or black dial. It is powered by a caliber L688.2 (based on the ETA A08.L01) which is a column-wheel chronograph that […]

  • Introducing the Longines Conquest Heritage 1954-2014

    At Baselworld 2014, Longines introduced a throwback collection called the Conquest Heritage 1954-2014 — contrary to the majority of heritage timepieces we see today, this is a spitting image of the original, right down to the 35 mm diameter case. Being 2014, it of course has a modern movement, but apart from that, virtually everything […]

  • Introducing the Longines Heritage Dive collection

    Longines has just announced another collection within their Heritage watch line, which consists of remakes of historic models. These models are very faithful to the originals, like this one. The Longines Heritage Dive Chronograph, for example, is similar to the original, except where the vintage Valjoux 72 powered timepiece had a 12-hour counter at 6 […]

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