Longines Watches knows a thing or two about presenting the good life with its expertly crafted timepieces. This pre-eminent watch brand is perhaps one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers in the world with origins dating back to 1832, when it was founded in Saint-Imier, Switzerland.
The brand is long associated with the world of aviation and has featured a winged hourglass emblem on its watch dials for close to a century. Legendary pilots Charles Lindberg and Amelia Earhart both wore Longines wristwatches during their historic transatlantic flights in the 1920’s. Lindberg later worked with the brand to develop the Longines Hour Angle watch, which featured navigational functions for measuring both longitude and latitude distances while flying.
Longines has also been deeply involved in the world of sports and athletics. The brand provided timers for the first modern Olympics held in 1896. Longines is also the official timekeeper of the prestigious Triple Crown equestrian competition in the United States, as well as being the official time-keeper of the prominent Royal Ascot Race Course in Ascot, England.
The brand is currently popular and sought-after for its Dolce Vita collection, a tribute to the good life or the sweetness of life, incorporating modern contemporary aesthetics with time-honored Swiss-made precision and design. Introduced in 1996, the collection features lustrous square and elongated rectangular shaped cases on matching multi-link bracelets or supple leather straps.
You’ll find many Longines Dolce Vita watches and other popular styles this week at TheWatcery.com during our Longines New Arrivals Event.
The Longines Dolce Vita Diamond Watch is pure enchantment in shimmering diamonds and lustrous stainless steel. This exquisite women’s dress watch features the perfectly square-shaped case in polished stainless steel, presented on an attractive black leather strap with a deployment clasp closure.
Forty-eight sparkling round-cut diamonds pave-set to glowing perfection dramatically adorn all four sides of the square-shaped polished steel bezel. The dramatic black textured dial shines with polished silver-tone hands, silver-tone baton and Roman numeral hour markers.
Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters. Longines Dolce Vita Diamond women’s watch is 21mm wide and 6mm thick.
The Longines Dolce Vita Diamond Rectangular women’s watch strikes a sophisticated note in stainless steel, supple leather and diamonds. The ultra-slim and slender rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The supple beige leather strap adds to the stylish good looks.
The highly polished stationary stainless steel bezel frames the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with polished silver-tone hands and eleven diamond hour markers. Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Longines Dolce Vita Rectangular women’s watch is 16mm wide and 5mm thick.
Understated elegance triumphs with the Longines rectangular women’s watch in stainless steel. The streamlined contemporary lines feature the elongated rectangular shaped case in polished stainless steel on a genuine alligator strap in a striking mint green color.
The stationary polished steel bezel surrounds the bright white dial with a small-seconds sub-dial above the 6 o’clock hour, polished silver-colored sword hands and hour markers. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Longines Dolce Vita rectangular women’s watch is 20mm wide and 7mm thick.
The Longines La Grande Classique women’s watch captures the spririt of the brand’s early models with an heirloom inspired Tonneau shaped case in premium grades stainless steel, presented on a genuine black crocodile strap with elegant column design lugs.
The vintage inspired white dial shines with slender black sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy. Longines La Grande Classique women’s watch is 22mm wide and 5mm thick.
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