Longines is celebrating its 190th anniversary this year, and to mark this jubilee, the winged hourglass brand has rolled out a series of three exclusive timepieces from the Longines Master Collection, which have now been released in Hong Kong.
The watches are available in 18-carat rose gold, 18-carat yellow gold, and stainless steel, featuring a grained anthracite, brushed grey, and sandblasted silver dial respectively. In addition to a unique finish, the dial is further complemented by delicately engraved Arabic numerals and the vintage Longines logo, while elegant pink, gilt, or blued steel willow-shaped hands mark the passing hours, minutes, and seconds.
The watch’s classic 40 mm round case houses the L888.5 Longines movement with silicon balance-spring, which guarantees high precision and can be seen via the transparent back. A soft, anthracite grey leather strap completes the look.
What’s more, the 18-carat yellow gold and rose gold versions come in a limited, numbered edition of 190 pieces, with a caseback engraving reading “190th anniversary.”
In other news, following the opening of the Longines Residence in Central this past September, Longines has just opened a new two-storey flagship iteration on Nathan Road. Exclusive to this boutique, an area is cornered off to showcase rare museum pieces from Longines’ headquarters in Switzerland. You’ll find the first chronograph pocket watch that witnessed the brand’s entry into the world of sports timing in 1878, and the first chronograph with flyback movement from 1935. A new watch customisation concept, The Watchmaker Bar, has been introduced to this boutique for the first time as well.
See more photos of the new Longines Residence in Tsim Sha Tsui and some of the rare museum pieces on display below.
All images courtesy of Longines