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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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Vintage Longines Men's Wristwatch
Dec 09, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Longines Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$1204 Bids
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(3) VINTAGE LONGINES 14K GOLD CASE WATCHES
Dec 01, 5:00 PM EST
(3) VINTAGE LONGINES 14K GOLD CASE WATCHES
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $300- $350
$2002 Bids
Vintage Longines Buick Mens Wristwatch
Dec 07, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Longines Buick Mens Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$51 Bid
A men's Longines wristwatch
Dec 07, 9:00 AM PST
A men's Longines wristwatch
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $100- $200
$701 Bid
LONGINES YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH
Dec 15, 5:00 PM CET
LONGINES YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH
by Ansorena
Est: €900- €1,200
€6001 Bid
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LONGINES - Longines, design de Serge Manzon, référ…
Dec 08, 4:00 PM CET
LONGINES - Longines, design de Serge Manzon, référ…
by Expertisez.com
Est: €300- €500
€3001 Bid
Vintage Longines 14K Gold Mens Wristwatch
Dec 12, 7:00 PM EST
Vintage Longines 14K Gold Mens Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$501 Bid
Longines from Dave Langenfeld, Gold-plated wristwatch
Nov 30, 11:00 AM CST
Longines from Dave Langenfeld, Gold-plated wristwatch
by Rago Arts and Auction Center
Est: $500- $1,000
$251 Bid
A 1920s GENTLEMAN'S SILVER LONGINES WRISTWATCH
Nov 30, 9:30 AM GMT
A 1920s GENTLEMAN'S SILVER LONGINES WRISTWATCH
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £350- £550
£1700 Bids
Longines Hydroconquest Automatic Watch- New Example Rrp-£1699
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Longines Hydroconquest Automatic Watch- New Example Rrp-£1699
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £1,250- £1,300
£1,2500 Bids
Longines Curvex Vintage unisex wristwatch, Armbanduhr,
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Longines Curvex Vintage unisex wristwatch, Armbanduhr,
by Antikauktion Krefeld
Est: €200- €0
€2000 Bids
A gentlemen's bi-colour Longines quartz bracelet watch,
Nov 30, 10:00 AM GMT
A gentlemen's bi-colour Longines quartz bracelet watch,
by Sworders
Est: £80- £120
£600 Bids
Longines: A gentleman's yellow gold dress watch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Longines: A gentleman's yellow gold dress watch
by Halls Fine Art
Est: £1,500- £1,800
£1,4000 Bids
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Longines Flying Saucer 4058 retailed by Mappin, '40s
Dec 12, 4:00 PM CET
Longines Flying Saucer 4058 retailed by Mappin, '40s
by Finarte
Est: €2,000- €4,000
€2,0000 Bids
LONGINES Vers 1930
Dec 12, 6:30 PM CET
LONGINES Vers 1930
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €1,500- €1,800
€1,5000 Bids
A Longines V.H.P. Quartz Conquest bi-metal wrist watch
Dec 01, 10:00 AM GMT
A Longines V.H.P. Quartz Conquest bi-metal wrist watch
by Martel Maides
Est: £80- £120
£700 Bids
LONGINES Admiral Five Stars gents wristwatch
Dec 17, 11:00 AM CET
LONGINES Admiral Five Stars gents wristwatch
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €300- €600
€2800 Bids
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LONGINES Vintage Curvex Armbanduhr. USA, ca. 1944.
Dec 03, 3:30 PM CET
LONGINES Vintage Curvex Armbanduhr. USA, ca. 1944.
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€1,5000 Bids
Longines: a gold wristwatch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Longines: a gold wristwatch
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£7500 Bids
Longines: a mid-century wristwatch
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Longines: a mid-century wristwatch
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£7500 Bids
LONGINES gents wristwatch Présence reference L4.921.2
Dec 17, 11:00 AM CET
LONGINES gents wristwatch Présence reference L4.921.2
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €500- €1,000
€5000 Bids
LONGINES wristwatch Evidenza Power Reserve
Dec 17, 11:00 AM CET
LONGINES wristwatch Evidenza Power Reserve
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €500- €1,000
€5000 Bids

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