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Men's Longines Watches

Longines launched in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz, who formed a partnership with a watch workshop in Saint-Imier selling pocket watches with crown-wheel escapements. The company was originally called “Agassiz et Cie"; Longines wasn’t formed until 1866, when Agassiz’s nephew, Ernest Francillon, took over the business and moved it to an old mill on the banks of the river Suze.

In 1889, Francillon registered Longines name; the winged hourglass logo engraved on each movement is the oldest registered for any watchmaker. Longines continued to thrive, enjoying international recognition and numerous awards for technical advances throughout its history. In the early 20th century, Longines became associated with sports timekeeping, and was active in horse racing from 1878.

The company, owned by the Swatch Group, still sponsors and times equestrian sports, gymnastics, aeronautics, baseball, basketball, Formula I racing, downhill skiing, and tennis. Longines has also timed 31 Tours de France. It currently offers both sports and Heritage Collection watches. Vintage Longines chronograph watches from the 1930s to the 1950s are highly prized by collectors; a silver 1931 Lindbergh Hour Angle recently sold at the Geneva Watch Auction for $149,000.


Quick Facts

  • The company was named after “les longines” (French for the “long meadows”), the land south of St. Imier, Switzerland, where the first factory was built in 1866
  • In 1889, Longines provided five chronometers to the Italian explorer Luigi Amedeo, in his failed attempt to reach the North Pole
  • Longines timed Charles Lindbergh's famous solo transatlantic flight in 1927. Amelia Earhart also wore a Longines while flying

Recommended Items at Auction

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No Reserve - Longines Legend Diver L3.674.4 - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Longines Legend Diver L3.674.4 - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €1,200- €1,500
€7508 Bids
Vintage Longines 14K Gold 17 Jewel Mens Wristwatch
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Longines 14K Gold 17 Jewel Mens Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$2205 Bids
No Reserve - Longines 'Sei Tacche' 23059 - Men's watch - approx. 1944.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Longines 'Sei Tacche' 23059 - Men's watch - approx. 1944.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €700- €900
€2205 Bids
No Reserve - Longines Vintage - Men's watch - 1948
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Longines Vintage - Men's watch - 1948
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €500- €1,000
€804 Bids
A Longines Le Grande Classique Wrist Watch
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Longines Le Grande Classique Wrist Watch
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD1604 Bids
A GENTS LONGINES QUARTZ WRISTWATCH
Feb 29, 3:30 PM AEDT
A GENTS LONGINES QUARTZ WRISTWATCH
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD604 Bids
Longines Antique Watch
Mar 01, 8:30 AM EST
Longines Antique Watch
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $100- $600
$903 Bids
A Longines Conquest Gentleman's Wrist Watch
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Longines Conquest Gentleman's Wrist Watch
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1803 Bids
A Longines Le Grande Classique Wrist Watch
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Longines Le Grande Classique Wrist Watch
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD3002 Bids
A Longines Le Grande Classique Wrist Watch, Leather Band
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Longines Le Grande Classique Wrist Watch, Leather Band
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD200- AUD400
AUD2202 Bids
No Reserve - Longines Conquest Day-Date 1515-1B - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Longines Conquest Day-Date 1515-1B - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €400- €600
€302 Bids
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Longines Admiral Automatic steel wristwatch chronograph with counters and calendar with weekday and date
Mar 09, 1:00 PM CET
Longines Admiral Automatic steel wristwatch chronograph with counters and calendar with weekday and date
by Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid
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Longines Record Automatic wristwatch with center seconds and date, cal. FB 1955-2, 1960s,
Mar 09, 1:00 PM CET
Longines Record Automatic wristwatch with center seconds and date, cal. FB 1955-2, 1960s,
by Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter
Est: €0- €0
€51 Bid
STAINLESS STEEL LONGINES EVIDENZA MENS WRIST WATCH
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
STAINLESS STEEL LONGINES EVIDENZA MENS WRIST WATCH
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Longines Admiral, Men's Hand Watch
Feb 29, 7:00 PM EET
Longines Admiral, Men's Hand Watch
by A10 by Artmark
Est: €0- €0
€1,0000 Bids
LOTTO DI 3 OROLOGI LONGINES, ZENITH E BULOVA, 1980 CIRCA
Feb 26, 3:00 PM CET
LOTTO DI 3 OROLOGI LONGINES, ZENITH E BULOVA, 1980 CIRCA
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €50- €70
€500 Bids
LONGINES, OROLOGIO DA POLSO CON SCATOLA, GARANZIA E CERTIFICATO, 1990
Feb 26, 3:00 PM CET
LONGINES, OROLOGIO DA POLSO CON SCATOLA, GARANZIA E CERTIFICATO, 1990
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €50- €70
€500 Bids
LONGINES, OROLOGIO DA POLSO IN ORO, 1980 CIRCA
Feb 26, 3:00 PM CET
LONGINES, OROLOGIO DA POLSO IN ORO, 1980 CIRCA
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €50- €70
€500 Bids
LONGINES EPHEMERIDES SOLAIRES WRISTWATCH, IN YELLOW GOLD
Mar 06, 5:00 PM CET
LONGINES EPHEMERIDES SOLAIRES WRISTWATCH, IN YELLOW GOLD
by Ansorena
Est: €4,500- €6,000
€3,0000 Bids
LONGINES, OROLOGIO DA POLSO IN ORO, 1965 CIRCA
Feb 26, 3:00 PM CET
LONGINES, OROLOGIO DA POLSO IN ORO, 1965 CIRCA
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €400- €800
€4000 Bids
LONGINES, OROLOGIO A POLSO IN ORO, SVIZZERA 1950 CIRCA
Feb 26, 3:00 PM CET
LONGINES, OROLOGIO A POLSO IN ORO, SVIZZERA 1950 CIRCA
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €50- €70
€500 Bids
LONGINES, OROLOGIO DA POLSO IN ORO, CIRCA 1960
Feb 26, 3:00 PM CET
LONGINES, OROLOGIO DA POLSO IN ORO, CIRCA 1960
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €50- €70
€500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Longines Watches


Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Turner Auctions + Appraisals

Turner Auctions + Appraisals

Wannenes Art Auctions

Wannenes Art Auctions

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen