Longines celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first Flagship collection this year. For the occasion, the Swiss watchmaking brand introduces the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017. The timepiece was inspired by a Flagship model, kept in the Swiss watchmaker’s headquarters, favored by Longines’ Ambassador of Elegance, Kate Winslet. Available in steel, yellow gold, or rose gold, these numbered and limited-edition models display a flagship on the back, as did the original pieces.
Longines sold its first Flagship in 1957, and ever since, the collection has met with lasting success. This timeless design, with its white dial, thin profile, and fine fasteners, quickly won over Longines clients. A perfect blend of technical mastery and subdued elegance, the Flagship owes its name to the ship upon which the flag of a fleet’s commander-in-chief snaps in the wind. A symbol of Longines’ wishes for this new collection, this caravel is stamped on the back of the watch.
Longines celebrates 60 years of its iconic collection, a symbol of quality, high precision and distinction, by launching the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017. It was Longines Ambassador of Elegance herself, Kate Winslet, who chose the face of this anniversary timepiece. During a visit to the brand’s headquarters in Switzerland, the British actress fell in love with this model from the Swiss watchmaker. This is the timepiece from which Longines drew inspiration for the subdued and chic dial of this anniversary edition.
Available in steel, yellow gold, or rose gold, the individually numbered watches house an L609 mechanical caliber in their 38.5-mm cases. The gold versions are limited to 60 watches while the steel versions are limited to 1,957 watches. The brushed silvery dial is adorned with eight indexes and four Arabic numerals, in yellow gold or rose gold colors.