ELEGANCE IS AN ATTITUDE. Longines' watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. With many years of experience as a timekeeper for world championships in sports or as a partner of international sports federations.
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Longines’ passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Seen on the ra ...
Which recommendations should I follow to make sure that my Longines watch continues to function for many years to come?
• Magnetic fields: avoid putting your watch on a loudspeaker or on a refrigerator because these machines create magnetic fields that may damage it.
• Salt-water: always rinse your watch in fresh water after swimming in the sea.
• Shocks: avoid subjecting your watch to shocks, including sudden changes in temperature.
• Screw-in crown: always make sure you have screwed the crown in fully to avoid any humidity getting into the mechanism.
• Push-in crown: always push the crown back in to the neutral position to avoid any humidity getting into the mechanism.
• Cleaning: use a toothbrush and soapy water to clean metal bracelets and water resistant cases and a soft cloth to dry off afterwards.
• Chemical products: avoid all direct contact with solvents, detergents, perfume, cosmetics, etc. which may damage the bracelet or strap, the case or the seals.
• Temperatures: avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperatures (over 60 ° C or 140 ° F and under 0 ° C or 32 ° F) and to sudden fluctuations in temperature.
• Water-resistance: we cannot guarantee that your watch will be permanently water resistant. The seal may be affected by wear or by an accidental shock to the crown.
As recommended in our service instructions, you should have the water-resistant seals of your watch tested once a year by an approved Longines agent.
• Chronograph push-pieces: do not adjust the pushpieces under water as this may allow humidity to get into the mechanism.
Can I get information about a Longines watch I already own?
Yes, we can supply the following information depending on what we are able to find in our archival records:
• Type of watch and material
• Type of movement
• Invoice date
• Name of che invoiced dealer
• Destination country
• Model reference number
• Model name or name of collection it belongs to
• Suggested retai l price at the time of model launch
Depending on the watch, only some of this information may be available; we only give out information when we have corroborating sources.
In order for us to carry out research on your watch, we require the following information:
• A description of the watch (type of watch, material, etc.)
• Watch serial number in addition to any numbers and markings engraved on the watch, specifying where the engraving can be found
• A few good quaIity photographs (face. reverse, if possible the inside of the case back and the movement) that will easily allow us to see all of the engravings on the watch.
Can I visit the Longines Museum?
The Longines museum explores over 180 years of watchmaking history and is open to the public on working days from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. co 5 p.m.
During a 90 minute guided tour, visitors can discover the brand’s main watches, navigational instruments and timing devices, as well as a range of exceptional
photographs, posters, films, medals, and archival records.
Elegance, tradition and performance form Longines’ DNA. Relying on a long tradition of fine watchmaking, the Swiss company has been striving since its creation for technical and esthetical excellence and creating exceptional watches along the way.
Longines’ passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes flat racing, show-jumping and endurance competitions. The brand can also boast its involvement in some of the most famous flat-racing events in the world, such as the Prix de Diane Longines, the Dubai World Cup, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Royal Ascot, the H.H. The Emir’s Trophy presented by Longines, the Longines Singapore Gold Cup, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Gran Premio Longines, the Longines Handicap de las Américas, the Grand Prix Longines Lydia Tesio, the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden and the famous Kentucky Derby.
In 1832, the Saint-Imier watchmaking establishment was founded by Auguste Agassiz, brother of the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz. Auguste and his two partners made and sold pocket watches with crown-wheel escapements similar to those produced by the Swiss watchmaking industry in general. In 2012, Longines launched the Longines Saint-Imier Collection, a tribute to the village where the company was born and where it still remains today. This collection is made up of watches moved by some of the brand’s most prestigious mechanical calibres and is inspired by both its heritage of watchmaking know-how and its roots. A collection that remains faithful to the Longines values: tradition, elegance, quality and accuracy. For more information, visit <a href="www.longines.com">www.longines.com</a>
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