Founded in 1832, Longines watchmaking has gone on to shape the way modern men and women of the 21st century wear their watches. Longines watches are recognised for their elegant flair and loved for their reliability. Every timepiece made by these Swiss experts stands for performance and functionality. Despite so many Longines watches being powered by an automatic movement – some of which have been developed especially in-house by the company’s team of expert designers and craftsmen - there is still a huge array of quartz Longines watches to choose from.
With no need to maintain the movement or take the watch for regular servicing, quartz watches certainly have an advantage over the mechanically powered timepieces in terms of them being easy to look after. Thanks to advancements in technology, the reliability and quality of a quartz Longines watch differs in no way compared to an automatic Longines watch. Premium materials are chosen for the development of every timepiece belonging to the Longines universe, and the same goes for their dials, their case constructions, their bracelets and the finer decorations to the watch’s components.
As an official UK stockist of quartz Longines watches here at Owen & Robinson, we have a huge array of timepieces to choose from, both for ladies and gents. The Longines La Grande Classique watches are parred down and simple for easy timekeeping. Loved for their ultra slim case dimensions made from polished stainless steel – some of which have been executed with an elegant rose gold or yellow gold PVD coated finish – these designs are simplified for aesthetical purposes but this by no means suggests that the intricate design at the heart of the watch is simplified in any way. Quartz watches promise higher accuracy compare to the mechanical type since they can vibrate at a higher rate. In 1999 Longines developed the slogan “elegance is an attitude” and timepieces from the La Grande Classique de Longines collection portray this perfectly.
Other quartz Longines watches like those from the Dolce Vita range, with their softened rectangular-shaped cases featuring rounded corners and breath-taking dial designs, exude the highest sense of sophistication and come on a choice of different coloured leather straps and metal bracelets. Blued steel central hands and classic-looking Roman numeral indexes make the Dolce Vita watch so distinct, whilst inside the case of these watches, a powerful Swiss-made quartz movement beats relentlessly for round-the-clock precision.
The Longines La Grande Classique watch with black dial and diamond dot decoration is a superb choice for those who like to add a glamorous edge to their everyday attire. The slimline 30 meter water resistant case of the watch looks after a Swiss made quartz movement at its centre and features the iconic bridges that this collection is renowned for, leading to a metal link bracelet to finish with. Stylish for any occasion, the bracelet which secures with a fold-over clasp is perfect for combining with other pieces of diamond jewellery.
For something a little more luxurious, Longines feature the La Grande Classique watch on an all-yellow gold design. The case, bracelet, bridges and crown of this watch have received a beautiful yellow gold PVD coated finish to exude a strong sense of opulence upon the wrist. The watch features a white dial with traditional Roman numeral hour indexes and a powerful quartz movement at the centre of its discreet case.