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Since 1832, Longines have crafted coveted timepieces that are the epitome of luxury and elegance. The Swiss watch manufacturers have long been admired for their dedication to traditional designs and pleasing aesthetics. As an official UK Longines watch stockist, Banks Lyon can offer an extensive range of ladies and gents Longines watches to suit every style.
Longines have a long history of combining elegance with sports. Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier by Auguste Agassiz, the Swiss luxury watchmaker has remained committed to sophistication, heritage and craftsmanship, and has been associated with some of the most prestigious sporting events, from the French Open to the Commonwealth Games.
Longines, owned by the Swatch Group, is considered the oldest registered watch brand and their logo is also the oldest unchanged trademark in the world; instantly recognisable, the elegant winged hourglass logo is a symbol of elegance, prestige and tradition.
Their connection to sports started in 1878 when Longines manufactured their first chronograph, the 20H movement. They became a staple in a wide range of sports, such as archery, alpine skiing and horseracing, which share the brand’s passion for precision, elegance and performance.
Since 1945, when Longines launched their first self-winding movement, the patented calibre 22A, they have become the epitome of luxury and style, with each timepiece a perfect blend of design and precision. In fact, in 1999, Longines adopted the slogan ‘Elegance is an Attitude’, a motto that remains just as applicable today as it did then.
The brand is the watchmaker of choice for many public figures, including Andre Agassi, Simon Baker and Kate Winslet, and its watches were once worn by names like Humphrey Bogart, Albert Einstein and Audrey Hepburn.
Since its inception, the watchmaker continues to showcase expert engineering in the form of unidirectional bezels with 300m water resistance, such as the HydroConquest watches, as well as innovations that including indicating time and date according to the lunar cycle, as seen in the Master range and the PrimaLuna collection.
The Longines watches we stock at Banks Lyon combine tradition and performance and offer a style that is, simultaneously, eternal and modern. Each timepiece belongs to one of five collections, which you can find at Banks Lyon. According to Longines, ‘each watch collection has its very own style while remaining true to the timeless elegance that is the core value of the brand.’
Perfect for any occasion, from a board meeting to a sophisticated event, you can be confident that Longines watches offer a beautiful design that will never go out of fashion and will perfectly complement your lifestyle. In addition, the Swiss brand’s sports watches, such as the Conquest collection, epitomise the special bond with the sporting world, highlighting Longines’ drive to combine innovation with style.
Classic, yet contemporary, all of Longines’ collections are a true standout in the horological world. They pay homage to the watchmaker’s heritage and pioneering spirit while continuing to innovate, which has allowed them to leave their mark in the luxury watchmaking industry.
Longines watches are inspired by aviation, with the winged hourglass logo a symbol that has withstood the test of time. Aviation is famously associated with timekeeping and Longines have taken this vision and applied it to a range of sporting activities that rely on accurate timekeeping, from gymnastics to skiing.
Due to this focus on precision, Longines have been the official timekeeper for many major sporting events, including the first modern 1896 Olympic games. You can find features such as self-winding mechanisms, watches with over 48 hours of power reserve and scratch-resistance sapphire crystal – all watches and chronographs are tested to ensure they can keep up with your every demand as well.
Aside from the technical innovations that are key to Longines timepieces, the expertise, devotion and passion demonstrated in workshops pave the way for heritage to meet modern aesthetics.
Banks Lyon is proud to be official stockists for Longines. We offer a range of purchasing options when you choose us, as we believe in making the process as convenient for you as possible.
You can buy your brand-new Longines timepiece on 0% finance, available for all products over £500, or you can opt to repay in monthly instalments based on a deposit that starts from as little as 10%. This means that you can spread the cost of your Longines watch over terms from 6 to 48 months.
We also believe in offering all of our clients the best possible customer experience, which includes providing invaluable advice on our fantastic range of Longines watches for women, and Longines watches for men. Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have about our products, from their features and styles to their material and movements.
And, with our tailored personal shopper service, we can help you to find the right watch for you – or as a gift for a special person in your life.
With so many watches available, it can be a challenge to choose the perfect Longines piece for you. If you wish to learn more about the Swiss brand or how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01524 381020, ask us a question or visit us at our Lancaster and Kendal stores, where you’ll be able to see our Longines collections in person.
You can also reach us by emailing [email protected]. A member of our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to assist.