() is a Swiss
luxury watchmaker based in Saint-Imier
. The company was originally founded by Auguste Agassiz
in 1832 and it currently holds the oldest registered logo for a watch company (a winged hourglass). Longines is currently owned by the Swatch Group
Longines is known for its 'Aviators' watches. One director of Longines was a friend of Charles Lindbergh
; after his transatlantic flight, Lindbergh designed a pilot watch to help with air navigation. The watch was built to his specifications, and is still produced today.
Famous aviators, explorers and pioneers have consulted Longines. Longines provided timers used at the first modern day Olympics in 1892. In 1899, Longines went to the North Pole with Arctic Louis Amédée de Savoie. It was the first to use automatic timekeeping for the Federal Gymnastics
, at Basel in 1912. Today, Longines remains a widely recognized name in sport watches and chronographs.
Based in Saint-Imier since 1832, the Compagnie des Montres Longines Francillon S.A.
was among the world’s leading watch companies. In 2007, Longines had its 175th anniversary. The brand evolved from a comptoir
In a business system based on an agreement between producers or salesmen, the comptoir
acts as the intermediary between them and their customers.A manufacture is a watch factory which itself produces the components (particularly the ébauche
) needed for the... Read More