Longines has been based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Today, Longines is proud to continue its tradition by creating products based on values that is has adhered to throughout the history. Longines also follows its vocation in the field of sports timing: Longines’ passion for equestrian sport dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Seen on the racetracks in 1881 and extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, this model enabled its user to time performances to the second. It was already being used by most of the sports judges in New York as early as 1886. Furthermore, the Swiss watchmaking brand was first present at a show jumping competition in 1912 in Portugal.
Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 150 countries.
The Longines Equestrian Collection
As a token of its long-running passion for equestrian sports and its attachment to its lady customers, Longines is launching a new line with shapes and materials inspired by iconic elements of the equine world: The Longines Equestrian Collection. This 26 mm diameter model evoking the arch houses a quartz movement in its diamond-set steel case. Its mother-of-pearl dial enhanced by blued-steel hands is adorned with diamond indexes. This watch is fitted with an overstitched brown leather strap matching a typical riding outfit.