2017 is the 185th anniversary of the birth of the famous Swiss watch brand Longines. Longines launched a new Record series to celebrate this important moment. This series inherits the pure watchmaking tradition from Somia in Switzerland, is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, and combines classic and elegant design with superior quality. It aims to become the iconic masterpiece of Longines. Once launched at the Basel Watch & Jewellery Fair, it has received widespread attention. This series of watches combines classic elegant design with superior quality, which reflects the essence of Longines watchmaking technology. It is also the first watch series in the brand to be certified by the Swiss Observatory (COSC), which explains the pure watchmaking expertise of Longines, and once again presents an excellent and classic wrist to watch friends. Great product. Let’s take a look at one of them as an example: (watch model: L2.8188.8.131.52)
This year’s Record series can be divided into four different sizes: 26mm, 30mm, 38.5mm, and 40mm. There are six male watch styles and seven female watch styles to choose from. The hand dial and date display window, with a simple and bright design, shape the basic functions of excellent time and calendar display, and have a full sense of quality. Only two ladies’ watches are equipped with stainless steel diamonds, and the rest are made of stainless steel with a stainless steel bracelet or alligator leather strap.
The 40 mm stainless steel case is polished and polished to a perfect radian and attractive color. Blended with the superior lugs, it is simple, elegant, capable and full of charm. The crown on the side of the watch is designed with a non-slip texture, which is easy to operate and easy to adjust.
The silver-white sunburst dial surface, the middle third hand and the Arabic numerals, the three-dimensional three-dimensional hour markers, and the outer ring track disk reflect the layout of the disk at a glance, the time indication is clear and intuitive. At 3 o’clock, there is a calendar display window. Below 12 o’clock, there is a capitalized Longines English logo and the classic ‘Hourglass Flying Wing’ LOGO, giving the watch a simple and beautiful feel.
The back of the craft movement allows the wearer to see the charm of the movement through the sapphire glass back cover. This time, the watch uses the Longines L888.4, a self-winding mechanical movement that has been certified by the Observatory, to ensure the watch’s outstanding accuracy. It is worth mentioning that this high-quality movement is equipped with hot monocrystalline silicon hairsprings. Since the lightweight monocrystalline silicon is not oxidizable, it can avoid the effects of standard temperature fluctuations, magnetic fields, and atmospheric pressure, extend the life of the watch from superior internal components, and create a cost-effective record series.
This watch is paired with a dark brown alligator leather strap, natural and generous ornamentation, and neat brown thread edging, which makes this watch mature, atmospheric and impressive. With a stainless steel folding clasp, you can easily open the strap by simply touching the buttons on both sides.
Summary: This year’s new Longines watch is full of sincerity, not only elegant, classic and full of quality. And the efforts on the movement, not only join the single crystal silicon hairspring, and it has passed the observatory certification (COSC), recreate extraordinary masterpieces of extraordinary quality. If you like this watch, you can visit the brand store to experience and consult the details.