Longines’ brand history began in 1832. Originally, Auguste Agassiz founded a watch and clock firm in the quiet Saint-Imier valley of Switzerland. At the time, this type of business generally adopted the ‘etablissage’ watchmaking model, which allowed farmers and herdsmen to produce watches in their own homes. Agassiz himself is responsible for bringing these products together for sale. In 1854, Auguste Agassiz’s nephew Ernest Francillon acquired management of the family business. Under his leadership, important changes have taken place in the original watch and clock business. In 1866, Francillon purchased two contiguous lands on the right bank of the Suze flowing through the Saint-Imier Valley, and opened the first comprehensive factory integrating all the necessary craftsmanship for watchmaking. Because it was called ‘Les Longines’ locally, the original meaning was ‘slender field’, so when he established the manufacturing plant in 1867, he named it ‘Les Longines’ and transliterated it in Chinese as ‘Longines’. In 1992, coinciding with the 160th anniversary of the birth of Longines, the brand launched a watch with the model number L4.659.2, which uses a willow needle and an onion handle with a very retro flavor. Compared with the earlier Ref.3363.846, the difference is that the case is gold-plated, the movement is changed from stock production to ETA 7001, and the dial is added with the iconic flying wing hourglass logo from 1867. .
After World War I, for practical reasons, men began to abandon pocket watches in favor of wearing watches. The watchmaker initially welded arches on the sides of the pocket watch case to attach the strap from the back to create a watch that can be worn on the wrist. The Tissot nostalgic classic 1936 watch uses this retro production method to reproduce the characteristics of the watch of that era. Today we take the male model as an example and enjoy it together. (Official model: T104.405.16.012.00)
Watch real shot display:
The creation of the watch was inspired by a 1936 Tissot watch, so the design of the watch has a nostalgic element. The watch is 45 mm in diameter and 12.98 mm thick. The watch is equipped with a white dial with a gray design at the center, a small seconds at 6 o’clock, and the Tissot logo at 12 o’clock. The outer circle of the dial is displayed with ancient orbital time, and the Breguet-style Arabic numeral-style digital time scales show a strong retro feel.
The case is made of 316L stainless steel, and the surface is polished to give off a metal-specific luster. From the side, you can see that the bottom cover of the case is equipped with a switch device, which can open the beauty of the internal movement.
The crown is located at 3 o’clock and has a ‘T’ engraved on it, which is more classical in design.
A pair of ‘U’ lugs further reflect the retro plot of the watch. In the early days, the ‘U’ lugs were an important improvement in the transition from pocket watches to watches. Today, this type of lug is a unique and unique memory presence.
The watch is paired with a brown leather strap with delicate white stitching to restore its original appearance.
The watch is equipped with a stainless steel pin buckle with the English letter ‘TISSOT’ engraved on it.
The bottom of the watch is designed to be transparent, and the back cover can be opened. The watch is equipped with an ETA 6498-1 pocket watch movement, exquisite design, embellished with blue steel screws, delicate Geneva stripes on the splint, an amplitude of 18,000 times / hour, a power reserve of 65 hours, with hours, minutes and small seconds Function, engraved with the Tissot vintage brand logo below.
Summary: The large 45 mm dial can well complement the temperament of the wearer. The nostalgic and retro design of the watch has also attracted many people’s favor. This watch is priced at RMB 7,550.