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Sep 27

Longines Sport Collection

        New and remarkable watches have been added to the Longiness Sport Collection in 2009, watches that follow the Longines’ vision for creating exquisite timepieces, but without breaking the brand’s core values, which are: elegance, tradition and sport.

        With a history of almost 175 years now, Longines is continuously bringing its contribution to the world of watch manufacturing through its amazingly thought designs and its strong devotion to functionality and innovation. Having as an emblem the winged hourglass, the Longines brand is easily recognized all over the world as the name Longines has become a landmark of watch manufacturing.

        One of the latest sport collections of Longines was released back in 2008, but was improved by adding new timepieces in 2009. The new watches included in the Longines Admiral collection align themselves with the rest of the Longines watches by displaying interesting designs and amazing technical details.

        One of the watches presented in this new collection is called the Longines Admiral 24h Ceramic Automatic, which maintains the design lines of the other Longines Sport watches, a robust case made of stainless steel, measuring 42 mm in diameter and accompanied by a ceramic bezel available in 2 colors: black or grey. The watch works on a self-winding mechanical movement and provides a 100 meters water resistance. The bezel features a 24 hour scale and a second time-zone which is shown by the additional central hand. The anti-reflective sapphire crystal used for the protection of the case shelters the dial that features an oversized 12 Arabic numeral, a red Superluminova 24-hour hand, and a date window located at the 3 o’clock position. The design of this new Longines Admiral 24h Ceramic Automatic is completed by the stainless steel bracelet, which adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to what is intended to be a sporty design.

        Another watch of equal interest is the Longines Admiral 24h Ceramic Chronograph, a watch equipped with a tachymeter scale. This chronograph watch uses a self-winding mechanical movement assuring the high reliability of this timepiece. The bezel of the watch is made of ceramic, material which is also used for the central links of the bracelet. The dial features the notorious by now oversized 12, a date indicator at the 6 o’clock position, the30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock and a small second indicator at the 9 o’clock position.

        Also, the designers from Longines have found appropriate to include the new Admiral Chronograph 24 h with second time zone watch to the Admiral Collection. What’s worth mentioning about this watch is that it uses a self-winding caliber L686, which can be admired through the transparent back made of sapphire crystal. This sporty, yet elegant watch displays a black or silvered dial, featuring a 30 minute counter at 12 o’clock and a 12 hour counter at 6 o’clock. The designers have chosen to use for this Admiral Chronograph 24 h with second time zone watch an alligator strap available either on black or brown.

        The Longines Sport Collection features as well the Longines GrandeVitesse line, a line dedicated to professional sports like automobile or motor sport. Just as its name suggests, the creation of the new Longines GrandeVitesse is based on the concepts of speed and adventure. Amongst the impressive elements displayed by this watch we can mention the double tachymeter and the self-winding caliber L686, which prove that the Longines designers chose to use nothing but the best in the manufacturing of this watch. With a 44 mm stainless steel case and a black aluminium or brushed stainless steel bezel, the watch uses fluid lines, managing to combine the design elements harmoniously. The dial of this Longines GrandeVitesse is available in three versions, black, chocolate or silvery. The distinctive oversized 12 Arabic numeral is also present, while the small second counter is shown at the 9 o’clock position, the 12 o’clock position shows the 30 minute counter and the 12 hour counter is located at the 6 o’clock position. The dial is also equipped with a date indicator at the 3 o’clock position. Just like the other timepieces included in this collection, the watch is available on different straps. This one is provided with a black or dark brown leather strap, fitter with a folding clasp.

        The indisputable quality of the Longines watches is reflected in this latest sport creations by Longines and no matter the times, we can be sure that every watch designed by this brand stands like a statement of success, a statement of value and tradition.

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