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All About Longines Saint Imier Watches
For over a century, Longines has been a top watch brand in the industry ever since its establishment. The brand has delivered countless wonderful timepieces to watch enthusiasts from all over the globe. Having a Longines watch on the wrist is considered something that the wearer can be proud of.
Named after its headquarters, the Longines Saint-Imier collection is one of the wonderful collections from the renowned Swiss watchmaker. Combining all the merits of other famous collections, this watch has demonstrated tremendously the class and functionality of the brand. Holding up the brand’s legacy, the Longines Saint-Imier collection is the true definition of a quality luxury watch.
The Longines brand has been renowned for its watches for men. Both of their tool watches and dress watches are not only well crafted with quality materials, but they also offer every function that you would need for any occasion.
The watchmaking journey of this legendary brand began in the town of Saint-Imier, Switzerland in 1832. Founded by Auguste Agassiz, Henri Raiguel and Florian Morel, the company has stood firm in the industry with its headquarters in Saint-Imier to this day.
Launched in 2012, the Longines Saint-Imier collection was named after the origin where Longines started its legend. It is a tribute to the heritage of many successful Longines signature models of its history. This collection showcases the watchmaking expertise and craftsmanship of the brand that developed on the soil of Saint-Imier village.
The Longines Saint-Imier Collection houses a series of automatic watches with complications such as date display, chronographs, retrograde, and moon phase display. The design of its watches takes over the features of many other Longines popular models. Its main colors are taken from the Longines Master collection while its sleek lines are from the Longines Flagship models. On top of these, its shape of case and lugs are inspired by the Longines Heritage collection.
At the time when it was launched, the Longines Saint-Imier collection had attracted massive attention from many Longines lovers and collectors. Each model from the collection has made a statement for the brand’s simplicity and functionality. Even though the collection is now discontinued, these watches are still very popular in the secondary market.
The Longines Saint Imier watch is known to be a Longines men’s dress watch that carries several distinctive features of other Longines collections. Holding a perfect balance, the Longines Saint-Imier watches are one of the best watches that demonstrate the legacy of this Swiss luxury watch brand.
These Longines watches are providing you with plenty of options, as they come in several designs.
Case and bracelet
All of the Saint-Imier watches are crafted in robust stainless steel, rose gold or in a two-tone combination of both metals. The first models are a common men’s size of 39 mm. With the expansion of the collection, the watch offers versions for both men and women from 44 mm to 26 mm case sizes.
The case of this watch is considered a successful fusion of classic elements with contemporary aesthetics. Combining straight edges with subtle curves, the Longines Saint-Imier watch creates a beautiful structure with modern yet classic lines. Its curved lugs also make the design aesthetics more impressive to these mens dress watches.
Moreover, its curved slugs have refined the length of this Longines watch, making it look slimmer and enlightening.
These watches come with variations of different bracelet types including matching steel or rose gold metal bracelets, and brown or black alligator leather straps. They are all fitted in a folding safety clasp or buckle.
The watch is also available in several options of dials, including classic silver and black, or elegant mother-of-pearl dial. These dials can be matched with SuperLumiNova stick indexes or diamond paved indexes. These exquisite touches accentuate the elegance of these timeless Longines watches.
For the chronograph models, there is a 12-hour indicator and a 30-minutes counter respectively displayed at 6 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions.
Movement and Complications
The watches of Longines Saint-Imier collection are powered by the impressive automatic Caliber L688 movement, which is based on the A08.231 from ETA. This movement is a column-wheel chronograph calibre with 27 power jewels that performs 28,800 VPH Movement frequency. The L688 Calibre offers a power reserve of 54 hours for the watch. This is a movement in high standard that you could be proud to have such a watch in your collection.
With the remarkable movement, the Saint-Imier watches feature the Hours, minutes, seconds and date functions while some models are equipped with chronographs.
The moon phase version of the Saint-Imier collection combines the phases of the moon with the visualization of day and night.
The Longines Saint-Imier L2.7220.127.116.11
This Longines Saint-Imier watch is a classy watch aimed to achieve perfection. This stainless steel watch comes in a classic round-shaped case with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. The watch is also coated with several layers of anti-reflective components for case protection. The case back of the watch is equipped with a transparent sapphire crystal. This robust and reliable case offers a standard water resistance of up to 3 bar.
This classy Longines watch features a sunray silver-colored dial and the hour markers in Arabic numerals. It is powered by an automatic movement L619 caliber. This model comes with the standard display of hour, minutes, seconds hand and also the date display window. This is a quality men’s dress watch that you can’t go wrong with.
The Longines Saint-Imier L2.718.104.22.168
The Longines Saint-Imier L2.722.214.171.124 watch is one of the men’s everyday watches that can suit every gentleman. Holding up the brands' long-standing philosophy of simplicity and functionality, this watch offers every function that you would need without being overwhelming. Featuring a black dial with classic Arabic numerals and indexes, the stainless steel watch is said to be a true and pure form of the brand’s classic.
Among the popular Longines watches, although the Longines Saint-Imier is less discussed, it is a bold statement of the brand’s legacy for its timeless appeal. You will never go wrong with any model from the notable Longines Saint-Imier collection.