Longines

Longines

Longines is a Swiss watch brand and a subsidiary of the Swatch Group. Longines was launched in 1832 and is popular for its connection to aviation through the Longines Aviator watches. Charles Lindbergh designed a watch after his flight over the Atlantic and Longines still produces this model today. In 1896 Longines was the time keeper of the Olympics and has since seen a number of endorsements from sports celebrities and adventurers. The first Longines in-house movement (caliber) was produced in 1867. Notable lines are the Longines sports watchs, Longines aviation watches, Among the more popular Longines watch models are the Longines Master Collection, Longines Legend Diver, Longines Conquest Classic, Longines Evidenza, Longines DolceVita, Longines PrimaLuna, Longines La Grande Classique, Longines Flagship, Longines Saint-Imier Collection, Longines Heritage Collection. WatchTime is a leading Longines authority. We cover Longines watch news, Longines prices and reviews of Longines watches. Photos are included for Longines men's watches such as the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 as well as Longines ladies watches. Vntage Longines watch updates complement our reporting. Our watch database has additional information on the Longines Dolce Vita, Longines Evidanza, Longines La Grande Classique, Longines Saat. WatchTime magazine is the Longines portal, with news on Longines automatic watches and vintage Longines watches as well as new Longines watch editions, with Longines prices.

Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver

In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I take a look at the Longines Heritage Diver watches, released last summer, which are re-issued versions of Longines watches for divers produced in the … [Read more...]

Expert Advice: How To Buy Vintage Watches

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As noted in my previous article about buying pre-owned watches, the market for truly "vintage" watches is something quite different from that for relatively young "pre-owned" watches. Any watch made … [Read more...]

7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

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The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]

The Triple Crown Winners’ Circle Watch: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

If you watched this year's Triple Crown horse races and witnessed American Pharoah's thrilling, historic victory, you may have been wondering which wristwatch was presented to the winning jockey by … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Favorite Divers’ Watches

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Admittedly, I do not dive. In fact – and this has been a secret until now – it took me a lot of effort to even get my swimming diploma when I was a young boy. For my parents, this must have been … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: Saturation Diving, Helium Valves, and “Extreme” Dive Watches

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In another installment in our series on the basics of divers' watches, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have  built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Longines Watches for New Collectors

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Longines represents an excellent entry point into the world of fine Swiss-made watches. During the brand’s 182-year history, it has served as an official Olympic timer, supplied timepieces to … [Read more...]

The Rise of Longines Watches: A History of the Longines Watch Company

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Become an expert historian on Longines watches! Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime magazine and learn more about the history of Longines watches! Longines watches have a long … [Read more...]

Grading the Retrograde: Longines Master Collection Retrograde Test

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Longines’s Master Collection Retrograde has an exclusive movement with no less than four retrograde functions. How does it hold up under WatchTime’s exacting scrutiny? … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Best-Value Chronographs

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As new watches introduced at this year's SIHH and Baselworld begin arriving at retailers, let's look at my annual Top 10 Best-Value Watches list, which I assembled for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

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The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, launched last year, is modeled on a Longines pilots’ watch from the 1920s. Its most salient feature is, as its name suggests, its crown, which is prominent not … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: Top 5 Watches Under $1,000

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Call it a “budget” timepiece or an “entry-level luxury” watch: for many out there, it is the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many affordable mechanical watches on … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Presents Eight New Watches for Summertime Fun

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What do Alpina, Blancpain, Breitling, Longines, Omega, Oris, Rolex and Tudor have in common? Of course, they're all hoping to conquer the very limited and therefore precious space on your wrist, but … [Read more...]

Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches

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The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

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Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one … [Read more...]

Rocket Watch: How the Omega Speedmaster Became the Omega Moonwatch

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When the Omega Speedmaster watch was introduced in 1957, no one imagined that it would later accompany a parade of space pioneers to the moon. The astronauts aboard Mercury spacecraft wore their own … [Read more...]

Longines Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros Celebrates the French Open

Longines Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros

If you follow lots of sports, you've probably seen the Longines winged-hourglass logo on TV quite a lot recently. Not only is the Swiss watch company the official timekeeping partner of horse racing's … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: 10 Mechanical Dive Watches for Women

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Dive watches tend to be among the chunkier types of timepieces, which has always made it difficult to find one small enough to be suitable for most ladies' wrists — whether you're choosing for … [Read more...]

Borrowed Time: Kentucky Derby Weekend with the Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

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When Longines invited me to attend the Kentucky Derby, the crown jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown, as a guest of the brand, I was very intrigued. When it agreed to let me wear and review one of … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 5 Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

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Call it a "budget" timepiece or an "entry-level luxury" affordable watch: for many, affordable watches are the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many affordable mechanical … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

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From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" … [Read more...]

Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2015

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"Watch Insider" Alexander Linz spent Baselworld 2015 dashing back and forth to photograph new products and interview the big hitters of the watch world. Here are links to audio files of the … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 8 Watches for Friday the 13th

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As we all try to survive another Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fun to re-post this "Fratello Friday" article highlighting eight watches that have the number ‘13’ in their reference … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Reviews and Tests

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Watch Tests and Watch Reviews, all taken from the print edition of WatchTime magazine, are among our most popular features on Watchtime.com. Here's a look back at the watches our readers were most … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Brand Videos

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and many of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the … [Read more...]

Reviewing the Longines Heritage Avigation GMT

Longines Heritage Avigation GMT

Longines introduces a new edition in its Heritage line, a vintage- and military-inspired watch that takes its place alongside the recently launched Heritage 1935, Heritage Diver … [Read more...]

A Look Back At Baselworld 2014: 19 Interesting New Watches We’ve Seen

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Scores of new timepieces have been making their world debuts at Baselworld 2014. Here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on. Take a look back at Baselworld 2014 and rediscover some of the … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 5 Watches That Deserve a Re-Edition

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Ever since the revival of mechanical wristwatches in the 1990s, brands are eager to re-launch some of their successful models from the past. This makes total sense, since some of the brands out there … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brand Spends the Most on Advertising?

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Watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Wish List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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Many of you are probably considering buying a watch anytime soon, either as a gift for a loved one or as reward for yourselves. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me … [Read more...]