Longines The Longines Saint-Imier Watches
Many casual observers (especially recently), may have come to know Longines as a sponsor of Triple Crown horse races. And yes, they may even have known the brand better had California Chrome won, but the story of the Swiss Watch maker didn’t begin recently. For years, having a Longines watch on the wrist of anyone has always being a thing of pride.
One of the wonderful collection of timepieces from the Swiss watchmaker is the exceptional Longines Saint-Imier watches.
A collection of Longines watches which announces the wrist of the wearer in class and functionality. The Saint-Imier collection of Longines watches is a true definition of Luxury watches.
The Longines Master Collection
La Grande Classique
The Longines Elegant Collection
The Master Collection
Les Grandes Classiques
The Longines Saint-Imier
The Longines 1832
History of The Longines Saint-Imier Watches
Longines watches have long been a coveted piece for men who want to have the best Mens dress watches on their wrist, thanks to its quality, looks and feel. The watches are not only simple, but they also possess everything a watch should possess, and more.
With the Longines Saint Imier collection, the Swiss watchmaker is determined to show her honor to the fertile soil upon which the company was found.
A certain 1945 watch model, and borders between classic and modern designs and functionality, which is a common theme through the collection, inspired the case shape. The distinctive lugs and elegant lines ensure that the watch rests comfortably on the wrist of the wearer, and the hands reflect the classy contours of the Saint Imier collection, dipped impressively in Super-LumiNova. The transparent sapphire back impresses onlookers with the revelations of complexity in the mechanical movements.
The Saint-Imier is clad in steel, rose gold or in some models, a combination of both, which is the most classic of all three models. This impressive collection displays the dial of hours, minutes, seconds and ensures you don’t lose track of the dates, by including the date display as well. These Longines watches allow you options, as they come in several cases.
In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds hands, this collection of Saint-Imier chronograph is equipped with an ETA L688 column wheel which is specially designed for Longines. As if that’s not enough, in addition to the second center sweep, the 12-hour and the 30-minute counters are all punctuated both at 6 o’clock and at 3 o’clock respectively. The 39mm case is available in one size and is made of steel, rose gold, or steel and rose gold.
The moon phase of the Saint-Imier retrograde combines the phases of the moon; the visualization of day and night with four retrograde functions: date, day, small second and 24-hour time zone. All models come with a brown or black alligator strap or with a steel and rose gold bracelet and with a safety clasp that matches the quality of the watch.
The Swiss watchmaker has done so well in honoring the place they began their company from, this collection is one of statement and pride of their roots.
Looking at the case of these mens dress watches, you would find an exceptional finishing. It's a total brilliant affair, but it's not that kind of in-your-face polish that is so “loud”.
Thanks to the many facets which this case is made of, it adapts perfectly with light which perfectly complements the dial as well, without losing any detail. There is a combination of straight edges with subtle curves which creates a beautiful bond with modern yet traditional sculpting. The curved lugs add to the impressive aesthetics of these mens dress watches making it very comfortable on the wrist of the wearer.
Also, the curved slugs somewhat reduce the length of these Longines watches, which makes the timepiece look decreased and smaller than it is. The case, however, is a successful fusion of classic aesthetics with super contemporary design.
The Longines Saint Imier watch collection is powered by an automatic movement of the Caliber L688.2 (base ETA A08.231,) column-wheel chronograph. This is a pride of Swiss Made watches.
With a 27 power jewel and Movement frequency of 28,800 VPH, you would be proud to have one in your collection.
The Movement decoration features a polished screw-heads and perlage, enjoy the oscillating weight in yellow gold with open-worked “Longines” logo.
The watch features the Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, and date functions, with a power reserve of 54 hours.
The Stainless steel case is super matured and the bezel and Crown of 18-karat rose gold will impress you. The collection comes in round shape and with a Back Sapphire. With the silver dial and water resistance of up to 30 meters, you can only be impressed by this classy yet affordable timepiece collection.
The Longines Saint-Imier L2.722.214.171.124
The Longines Saint-Imier L2.7126.96.36.199 is a classy watch made to perfection. It comes in a round-shaped case and made with stainless steel material. This watch is made with a luxurious sapphire crystal scratch-resistant glass. On the underside of the watch are several layers of anti-reflective coating.
The back of the case is transparent with sapphire crystal. With a water resistance of up to 3 bar, you can’t go wrong wearing one of these quality mens dress watches.
The sunray silver-colored dial and the hour markers in Arabic numerals make this a classy timepiece. The watch is an automatic movement type with an L619 caliber. The bracelet is stainless steel. The buckle has a push folding mechanism with triple folding clasp. This model comes with the hour, minutes, seconds hand as well as the date function.
The Longines Saint-Imier L2.7188.8.131.52
The Longines Saint-Imier L2.7184.108.40.206 is one of the mens dress watches every classic man should have. Abiding by the brands' long-standing philosophy of simplicity and functionality, this watch has a lot of functions but is not overwhelming. Displayed on a black dial, marked in Arabic numeral and indexes, the watch boast of the Swiss super-Luminova specificities. The hands of the watch are silver polished and the case is round.
The watch is made of stainless steel material and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. There are several anti-reflective layered coating underneath it as well.
The back of the case is transparent with sapphire crystal and the dimension of this watch is 41.00mm. The watch is impressively water-resistant up to 3 bar.
With an automatic movement and caliber L688, this watch has the hours, minutes, small seconds’ hands at 9'o clock, as well as a date display.
There’s the column-wheel chronograph with a central 60 seconds hand, 30 minutes counter at 3'oclock and the 12 hour counter at 6'oclock.
You just can’t go wrong with any of the signature watches of the Longines Saint-Imier watches.