Longines DolceVita Watches
All About Longines DolceVita Watches
Longines is a brand of luxury watches. The company has been making high-quality watches for more than 180 years. Since its foundation in 1832, Longines has tried to push the boundaries of watchmaking and created some of the most iconic timepieces in the world. These watches are popular among people because of their functionality, mesmerizing designs, and affordability.
Longines has been a pioneer in the watchmaking industry and has continuously tried to diversify their range of watches. The Dolcevita collection by Longines is a testament to this. This collection has a unique status among all the company’s collections since it features watches exclusively for the ladies. This range of watches was released in 1997 and is easily identifiable by its rectangular-shaped dials. It is still very popular among women because of its feminine charm.
The Longines Dolcevita collection has many watches that have remained a favorite of women all over the world. The most iconic timepieces of this collection are the Longines Dolcevita Automatic, the Longines Dolcevita Quartz, and the Longines Dolcevita White Mother-of-Pearl.
Longines has been in the watchmaking industry for close to two centuries. Their expertise in watchmaking is second to none. The company is well-known for producing watches of the highest quality that are both elegant and functional. It is for this reason that the Longines brand has become synonymous with quality.
Auguste Agassiz is the founder of Longines. He along with two of his business partners started the company in 1832. They established the first factory in Longines which became the name of the brand. From the very beginning, the quality of the Longines watches and timepieces set them apart from the competitors. It took the company only a few years to cement its position as one of the world’s top watchmaker.
Longines has remained a proponent of innovation and exploring new techniques when it comes to watchmaking. They were the first ones to use the crown-wound mechanism in their watches in place of the key-wound mechanism that was prevalent at that time. Even today, the company doesn’t shy away from creating new designs and has introduced several diverse collections.
The Longines watches are not only known for their quality but also for their affordability. Even the luxury watches of this brand have a reasonable price. The company has tried to expand its range and come up with watches that appeal to different sections of the community. The Longines Dolcevita collection is an effort of the company to cater to the needs of the women.
The Dolcevita collection by Longines comprises of rectangular-shaped timepieces that are either powered by quartz or self-winding mechanical movements. These watches have a feminine charm that makes them ideal for women of all ages. Some of the timepieces of this range like the Automatic and the Quartz come in various varieties while others like the White Mother-of-Pearl are limited-edition.
The Longines Dolcevita collection made its debut in the year 1997 and is inspired by the Italian historical piece of the same name. All the watches of this range embody the easy-going lifestyle of the Italians and have the elegance that is the core value of the Longines brand. This range was initially launched exclusively for women and most of its watches are still quite popular among the ladies. The latest versions of the Dolcevita collection have included some timepieces that are for men as well.
However, this range by the Swiss watchmaker still remains women-centric for the most part and is among its most successful collections.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular models of the Longines Dolcevita collection.
The Longines Dolcevita Automatic
The Automatic is an elegant timepiece that embodies the ‘sweetness of life’ mantra of the Dolcevita collection. It has a signature rectangular case that is made out of stainless steel. The glass on top of the case is scratch-resistant and is composed of sapphire crystal. Its silver dial is adorned by blue steel hands. The hour markers are indicated by painted Arabic numerals as well as indexes, making the dial very easy to read.
The Automatic gets its name from its movement type. This watch has the caliber L592 at its heart which is a self-winding mechanical movement. It beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of about 45 hours. Aside from the regular time-telling functions like hours, minutes, and seconds, the Automatic also has a date function that is located at 6 o’clock. It comes in six different variations and has a very affordable price.
The Longines Dolcevita Quartz
The Quartz is another iconic watch of the Dolcevita collection that is ideal for businesswomen. It has a stainless steel body that is paired with a bracelet of the same material. The silver ‘flinque’ dial of this watch gives it a timeless look which is further enhanced by its blue steel hands and matching hour markers in the form of painted roman numerals. Providing strength and finesse to the Quartz is its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass.
Similar to the Automatic, the Quartz is named after its movement type. This timepiece has the caliber L176 powering it which is a quartz movement. It comes with an EOL feature that lets you know about the battery’s end of life. Also, a small seconds hand is located at 6 o’clock. The Quartz has 17 different variations. Some of them have a different colored strap while others have a dial with a blue or white matte color.
The Longines Dolcevita White Mother-of-Pearl
The White Mother-of-Pearl is the queen of the Dolcevita collection. It is the ideal dress watch that will look great on any wrist. This watch has a rectangular shape just like the other watches of this collection. What sets it apart from its peers are the 46 Top Wesselton IF-VVS diamonds encrusted on its case. That’s not all. The dial of this timepiece also has a total of 13 Top Wesselton VS-SI diamonds in place of the hour markers.
This luxurious watch gets its name from the color of its dial. The dial itself is made out of 18 karat pink gold. Powering the White Mother-of-Pearl is the caliber L176 quartz movement. Similar to the Dolcevita Quartz, this timepiece has a small seconds hand located at 6 o’clock and EOL feature. The alligator strap of this watch is black in color and comes with a buckle.