Sunday, 1 April 2012
Longines 180th Anniversary Limited Edition watch
To celebrate its 180th anniversary, Longines has added limited edition watch pieces to its repertoire. The prime models unveiled this season stand out in the timeless creations of the Agassiz 180th Anniversary Limited Edition, the La Grande Classique de Longines and the Longine's Lépine Limited Edition watch. The yellow gold Lepine model pays tribute to Longine's traditional and iconic marksmanship which has remained timeless.
A tribute to its founder Auguste Agassiz, the Longine’s Agassiz Limited Edition piece is dedicated to women. The new lady’s variant is a modish addition to its original 1982 collection which revels in Longine’s timeless elegance.
Set in diamond, the Longines Agassiz gold watch is encased in an ultra-slim 18k rose-gold case. With a diameter of 25.5 mm, the case band has been bejeweled with 180, 0.522k top Wesselton VVS diamonds. The exquisite Agassiz creation depicts Longine’s tradition that has been captured in the mother-of-pearl dial bearing twelve diamond hour indices to mark each hour run. The dial, modeled on the original chronograph created by legendary Longines founder, Auguste Agassiz bears testimony to the iconic watch maker.
The watch is powered by quartz movement and will be retailed close to $8,750-$10, 750. A black alligator strap holds the watch; a sleek and classy model that has been created to represent Longine’s rich heritage.
The other heritage pieces in the Longine’s stable that demonstrates its expertise in horology includes models such as Longines DolceVita, the Master collection and the Saint-Imier Collection.