The journey of Longines watches started in 1832 in Saint Imier, when Auguste Agassiz partnered with lawyers Henri Raiguel and Florian Morel to recreate watchmaking traditions. Eventually, Auguste was left as the sole owner of the company, who went on to create history with his luxury watches and impressive innovations.
The earlier watches were manufactured by assembling the different components required for the movements or the other body parts. Eventually, the Swiss watchmakers decided to bring together all the aspects of watchmaking under one roof, thus manufacturing the whole watch in-house. This led to the creation of the Longines factory. Longines explored opportunities abroad and became one of the finest watch manufacturers overseas. They were awarded for their hard work and luxury designs at international shows, exhibitions and fairs.
The makers wanted to offer highly accurate devices, which is why they kept working at improving the chronograph movements. Longines has been associated with the world of sports for a long time, owing to the accuracy they promise and deliver. They began by producing watches for jockeys who needed to be precise with their timing to win a race. Eventually, the company went on to associate themselves with several other sports where timing was imperative.