Luscious Longines wristwatches
Switzerland produces some of the finest watches in the world, and a Longines wristwatch is no exception. Much like a Rolex, the Classique design of a Longines watch has ensured that they are appealing to a wide range of people, especially watch collectors or buyers who want to invest in their timepiece.
More than just a wristwatch, Longines design each piece to ensure it is also a piece of fine jewellery. Many of the designs, womens in particular, feature precious stones like diamonds on the watch faces and dials, to add a hint of glamour. There are even different shapes of faces, with oval styles standing out from the typical round clock face design.
Flagship Longines elements
As a Swiss timekeeping company, Longines relies on quartz movements to keep most of their watches running as accurately as possible. As well as reliable Quartz movements, Longines watches feature analogue faces that show the craftsmanship of the wristwatch designers. Longines decorative dials vary from chic and plain, to ornate and highly detailed.
Chronograph wristwatches remain popular, especially in the mens range. A particularly well sought after chronograph wristwatch is the Conquest.
Many of the ladies watch designs feature a bracelet strap, bridging the gap again between watch and piece of jewellery.
Which style of timepiece
Gold plated vintage wristwatches enjoy a strong resale market, with yellow gold featuring quite highly in Longines collectors regards.
Modern white gold, silver or stainless steel options suit many of the fine jewellery style wristwatches that are popular for wearers who prefer a pared back, contemporary design. Many Longines fans prefer a simple leather strap to accompany an uncluttered analogue face on their watch. Replacement straps are available should a period wristwatch need repairing or updating, but wherever possible keep the original strap, box and paperwork as often watch collectors like to keep them all together.