ABOUT

LONGINES TIMEPIECES - THE VAULT

Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance.With many years of experience as a timekeeper for world championships in sport or as a partner of international sports federations, Longines – famous for the elegance of its timepieces – is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products.

The brand known by its winged hourglass logo now has outlets in over 150 countries. In 1832 Auguste Agassiz entered the world of horology when he joined a trading office established in St. Imier. He soon rose to become the manager and the company took on the name Agassiz & Co. At the time, he was producing timepieces under the “établissage” system, whereby watchmakers worked at home and supplied their products to the trading offices. Agassiz built up a network of commercial contacts, which enabled him to sell his watches on other continents, in particular in North America. During the 1850s Agassiz’s nephew Ernest Francillon took over the running of the office. When Francillon took on this responsibility, he considered ways of perfecting the manufacturing methods used in watchmaking in the area.

 

Let the delicacy of these Swiss watches enthrall you with their harmonious lines, inspired by timeless class. The ageless refinement of these creations can only compare to the technical precision of their manufacturing. These timepieces will accompany you elegantly to even the most sophisticated occasions.

 

Longines has created this remarkable collection as an homage to the original elegance and esthetic of its historic timepieces. This collection combines the refinement of the past to the high precision of modern Swiss watchmaking techniques. You will surely appreciate the charm of these unique automatic watches that perfectly embody the essence of the winged hourglass brand.

 

Available at The Vault Melrose Arch and The Vault Menlyn.