Premiering at WatchTime New York: Longines Avigation BigEye

Longines's vintage-inspired Heritage collection continue to grow, and the latest makes it exclusive U.S. debut this weekend at WatchTime New York, America's largest luxury watch show, being held at Manhattan's Gotham Hall. Here's what you need to know about the Longines Avigation BigEye, which we discovered this evening.

WatchTime New York Welcomes Record Number of Guests and Brands in Third Year

WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch event for collectors and enthusiasts, wrapped up the show’s third year at Manhattan's Gotham Hall yesterday. The two-day event began with a sold-out VIP cocktail on Friday, October 13, followed by a full day of educational panels, seminars, tours, and events on Saturday, October 14.

COMPARATIVE WATCH REVIEW

Elegant Solutions: Testing Dress Watches From Longines, Montblanc, and Frédérique Constant

What is the essence of elegance? We compare three dress watches — the Frédérique Constant Manufacture Classic, Longines Master Collection, and Montblanc Star Classique Date Automatique — that offer three very different answers.

DIVE WATCH BASICS

Saturation Diving, Helium Valves, and “Extreme” Dive Watches

In another installment in our series on the basics of divers' watches, we explain why some dive watches have built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain why each type is perfectly OK, depending on the type of diving you do.

Showing at WatchTime New York 2017: Longines Legend Diver

This year marks 185 years of watchmaking history for Longines — and also the St.-Imier-based manufacturer's first year as a sponsoring brand at WatchTime New York, America's biggest watch show. Among the pieces the brand will be showcasing is the Longines Legend Diver, a sporty piece from its vintage-inspired Heritage collection, now available with a new Milanese bracelet.

Taking the Bull by the Horns: A Guide to Vintage Bullhead Chronographs

Since the late 1990s, producing large watches has been an enduring trend, undoubtedly spurred by the success of Panerai. Obviously, watches with larger case sizes were around earlier than that, but the Florentine brand was the first to attain huge, worldwide popularity with its oversized timepieces — with the help of a few Hollywood icons,...

WATCH TEST

Grading the Retrograde: Longines Master Collection Retrograde

The Longines Master Collection Retrograde has an exclusive movement with no less than four retrograde functions. How does it hold up under WatchTime’s exacting scrutiny?

7 Must-Visit Swiss Watch Museums

Switzerland is home to many great watch museums, and in this WatchTime feature we present 7 of the most interesting Swiss watch museums, including the Omega Museum in Bienne, the IWC Museum in Schaffhausen and MIH in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

EXPERT ADVICE:

How To Buy Vintage Watches

The market for truly "vintage" watches is something quite different from that for relatively young "pre-owned" watches. In this in-depth article, FratelloWatches founder and WatchTime contributor Robert-Jan Broer offers advice to newbies looking to dabble in the vintage watch market.

FEATURE

7 Modern Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years has showed no signs of abating. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue to emerge from some of the most venerable watch brands. Here are seven notable examples of “vintage-inspired” watches launched in recent years. 1. Omega Globemaster The Omega Globemaster —...

WATCH TEST

Testing the Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, launched in 2013, is modeled on a Longines pilots’ watch from the 1920s. Its most salient feature is, as its name suggests, its crown, which is prominent not just because it’s huge but because it protrudes very far from the case. Read on for our in-depth test of the watch.

FATHER'S DAY COUNTDOWN

7 Vintage-Inspired and Retro-Look Watches from Baselworld 2017

This week, just in time for last-minute Father's Day gift ideas, we showcase notable watches in five categories that debuted at Baselworld 2017. Today, we look at seven new watches whose designs are inspired by historical and vintage models.

PROMOTION

Longines Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017: An Exceptional Anniversary Timepiece

Longines celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first Flagship collection this year. For the occasion, the Swiss watchmaking brand introduces the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017.

PROMOTION

Longines Launches The Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary

This year, Longines is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first-ever non-stop solo transatlantic flight, which was flown by Charles Lindbergh and timed by the Swiss watchmaker. For the occasion, the brand is presenting 90 timepieces in a numbered and limited edition of its famed Hour Angle watch.

Promotion

The Longines Record Collection: Watchmaking Expertise Stamped with the COSC Seal

This year, Longines is celebrating its 185th anniversary, and is taking the opportunity to present its new Record collection. In the Saint-Imier company’s purest watchmaking tradition, these automatic models combine classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. And there is no shortage of arguments for these exceptional timepieces, whose movement...

NEWS

The 2017 Kentucky Derby Winner’s Watch: Longines Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing

The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 6. Longines, the Swiss watch brand most associated with timing equestrian sports, continues as not only the official timekeeper of the race but as the maker of the watch handed out to the winners. Read on to find about about the Longines timepiece that will be presented in the winners' circle this year.

FEATURE

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary 1957-2017

Introduced at Baselworld 2017, the Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary 1957-2017 is an homage watch that goes back to the roots of the brand’s Flagship series. We compare this contemporary dress watch with the 1950s watches that inspired it.

PROMOTION

The Longines Master Collection is Inviting Color Onto its Dials

As a traditional watchmaking company, Longines has been producing exceptional timepieces since the very beginning. The Longines Master Collection is the perfect contemporary illustration of this concept, as demonstrated by the success of this collection since its launch in 2005. The Longines Master Collection blends classic elegance and excellence, for the greatest pleasure of watchmaking...

PHOTO GALLERY:

A Cavalcade of Watches from Baselworld 2017 (Updated with more Live Pictures)

As our editors conclude their visit to Baselworld 2017, we offer this photo gallery of live shots taken of many beautiful timepieces we saw there over the past week.

BASELWORLD 2017:

A New Angle: Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic non-stop transatlantic flight in the "Spirit of St. Louis," a historical event timed by Longines. In celebration, the Swiss brand is offering a new version of its Lindbergh Hour Angle watch — a watch designed for Longines by Lindbergh himself — in a 90-piece limited edition.

A New Milestone for Quartz Technology

Global Launch of Longines Conquest V.H.P

Longines has leveraged its outstanding expertise in quartz technology to create the ultimate high-precision wristwatch: the all-new Conquest V.H.P. This collection constitutes another milestone in the history of quartz timepieces, successfully incorporating many features of today’s smart connected watches, such as ultra-precision, technical sophistication and a sporty feel, without any of the drawbacks, and all...
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