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.