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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

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RARE STAINLESS STEEL LONGINES STOP-SECOND MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH
Jun 11, 9:00 AM EDT
RARE STAINLESS STEEL LONGINES STOP-SECOND MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,7003 Bids
A Longines wristwatch " la grande classique" full set
Jun 12, 10:00 AM CEST
A Longines wristwatch " la grande classique" full set
by Ostantix Auctions
Est: €300- €400
€2402 Bids
LONGINES ADMIRAL WRIST WATCH
May 31, 3:00 PM CEST
LONGINES ADMIRAL WRIST WATCH
by Casa d'Aste Babuino
Est: €0- €0
€202 Bids
LONGINES STEEL WRISTWATCH REF. 4.659.2.26.2
May 31, 3:00 PM CEST
LONGINES STEEL WRISTWATCH REF. 4.659.2.26.2
by Casa d'Aste Babuino
Est: €0- €0
€202 Bids
LONGINES 14K GOLD WRISTWATCH 1946, 17J
Jun 15, 10:00 AM EDT
LONGINES 14K GOLD WRISTWATCH 1946, 17J
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
Longines Admiral daydate
Jun 08, 11:00 AM CEST
Longines Admiral daydate
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€2001 Bid
LONGINES 14K YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH.
May 30, 7:00 PM IDT
LONGINES 14K YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH.
by Pasarel
Est: $500- $800
$3001 Bid
Two Vintage Longines Watches
Jun 08, 10:30 AM PDT
Two Vintage Longines Watches
by Turner Auctions + Appraisals
Est: $150- $250
$801 Bid
A Longines wrist watch, together with a Swiss themed wrist watch by Michel Jordi
Jun 04, 10:00 AM AEST
A Longines wrist watch, together with a Swiss themed wrist watch by Michel Jordi
by Gibson's
Est: AUD50- AUD100
AUD401 Bid
Two Vintage Hamilton and Longines Digital Watches
Jun 08, 10:30 AM PDT
Two Vintage Hamilton and Longines Digital Watches
by Turner Auctions + Appraisals
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Armbanduhr Longines Conquest
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
Armbanduhr Longines Conquest
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF320- CHF400
CHF3200 Bids
LONGINES IN ORO, ANNI '30 - LONGINES IN GOLD, 30s
Jun 18, 11:00 AM CEST
LONGINES IN ORO, ANNI '30 - LONGINES IN GOLD, 30s
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €650- €750
€5000 Bids
LONGINES IN ORO, ANNI '30 - LONGINES IN GOLD, 30s
Jun 18, 11:00 AM CEST
LONGINES IN ORO, ANNI '30 - LONGINES IN GOLD, 30s
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €900- €1,000
€7000 Bids
Longines, Swiss, Circa 1950, A 9 carat yellow gold wristwatch
Jun 12, 10:00 AM BST
Longines, Swiss, Circa 1950, A 9 carat yellow gold wristwatch
by Sloane Street Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£2500 Bids
Longines Le Grande Classique Ultra Slim Edition
Jun 16, 7:00 PM BST
Longines Le Grande Classique Ultra Slim Edition
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £350- £450
£3500 Bids
Longines, Swiss, Contemporary, A stainless steel wristwatch
Jun 12, 10:00 AM BST
Longines, Swiss, Contemporary, A stainless steel wristwatch
by Sloane Street Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£3000 Bids
Longines swiss watch
Jun 13, 3:00 PM UYT
Longines swiss watch
by Zorrilla Subastas
Est: $200- $250
$1700 Bids
A steel Longines wristwatch art deco
Jun 13, 10:00 AM CEST
A steel Longines wristwatch art deco
by Ostantix Auctions
Est: €120- €150
€1000 Bids
A gilt steel Longines Comet watch
Jun 13, 10:00 AM CEST
A gilt steel Longines Comet watch
by Ostantix Auctions
Est: €150- €200
€1200 Bids
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LONGINES FÜR TÜRLER, ENDE 1930ER JAHRE
Jun 06, 10:00 AM CEST
LONGINES FÜR TÜRLER, ENDE 1930ER JAHRE
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF1,700- CHF2,700
CHF1,7000 Bids
Art Deco HAU / A wristwatch, Longines, Schweiz/Swiss, um 1935
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Art Deco HAU / A wristwatch, Longines, Schweiz/Swiss, um 1935
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €650- €1,300
€6500 Bids
Longines automatic gold watch
Jun 13, 3:00 PM CEST
Longines automatic gold watch
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €700- €1,300
€7000 Bids
LONGINES OROLOGIO DA BORSETTA A SCOMPARSA, ANNI '40 - LONGINES CONCEALED PURSE WATCH, 40s
Jun 18, 11:00 AM CEST
LONGINES OROLOGIO DA BORSETTA A SCOMPARSA, ANNI '40 - LONGINES CONCEALED PURSE WATCH, 40s
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €900- €1,000
€7000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Longines Watches


Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Finarte

Finarte

Aste Bolaffi

Aste Bolaffi

Casa d'aste ARCADIA

Casa d'aste ARCADIA