Saturday, March 21, 2015

Longines Equestrian Collection

As a token of its long-running passion for equestrian sports and its attachment to its lady customers, Longines is launching a new line with shapes and materials inspired by iconic elements of the equine world. Boasting a decidedly bold design, the various models of this collection remain true to the elegance that characterises the winged hourglass brand. The Longines Equestrian Collection has been created as an allegory of the equestrian world.
Longines' history and the history of equestrian sports have been intertwined for over a century. It was therefore natural for the brand to dedicate a collection to this passion. The various models of the Longines Equestrian Collection are linked by their references to the equine world. Shapes and materials derive their inspiration from symbolic elements of this environment, like a sublime echo of the world of horse lovers. Longines thus celebrates the elegance of riders and their mounts.
Arches on racetracks evoking horseshoes, stirrups acting as supports to follow their horse around the high jump course, fine leather of saddles: all these strong images are found in the bold lines of these watches dedicated to female equestrian sports lovers.
On their wrist, the hands waltz to the rhythm of time and merge with the pace of the horses. With the Longines Equestrian Collection, Longines offers a genuine allegory of the equestrian world in tribute to the deep bonds the brand has forged with it.
The models evoking the arch are available in four sizes – 23 mm, 26 mm and 30 mm and 34 mm – while watches drawing their inspiration from the stirrup come in three sizes, 23.50 mm, 26.50 mm and 30 mm. Their steel cases house a quartz movement and each of these watches also comes in a diamond-set version.
The polished black lacquer and mother-of-pearl dials are adorned with diamond indexes, while the silver-coloured flinqué dial features Roman numerals and the silver-coloured sunburst dial Arabic numerals.
The stirrup-shaped model with a mother-of-pearl dial is also available in an even more dazzling version, decorated with a double row of diamonds. All the watches in this collection are fitted with overstitched leather straps matching the rider outfit.


The Longines Equestrian Collection – Arch

Reference numbers
Steel models
L6.135.4.57/71/73/87.x Ø 23 mm
L6.136.4.57/71/73/87.x Ø 26 mm
L6.137.4.57/71/73/87.x Ø 30 mm
L6.138.4.57/71/73/87.x Ø 34 mm

Diamond-set steel models
L6.135.0.57/71/73/87.x Ø 23 mm
L6.136.0.57/71/73/87.x Ø 26 mm
L6.137.0.57/71/73/87.x Ø 30 mm
L6.138.0.57/71/73/87.x Ø 34 mm

Calibres 
Quartz movements
L963.2 (ETA 280.002) Ø 23 mm models
L152.3 (ETA E61.111) Ø 26 mm and Ø 30 mm models
L 157.3 (ETA E64.111) Ø 34 mm models

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date at 3 o'clock: Ø 26 mm, Ø 30 mm and Ø 34 mm models
Hours, minutes: Ø 23 mm models

Cases
Round with two interlaced arches, in stainless steel
Ø 23 mm, Ø 26 mm, Ø 30 mm, Ø 34 mm

Round with two interlaced arches, in diamond-set stainless steel
59 diamonds, 0.171 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 23 mm models
57 diamonds, 0.262 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 26 mm models
61 diamonds, 0.359 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 30 mm models
63 diamonds, 0.529 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 34 mm models

Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)

Dials
White mother-of-pearl, 11 diamond indexes (Ø 26 mm and Ø 34 mm models)
White mother-of-pearl, 12 diamond indexes (Ø 23 mm and Ø 30 mm models)
Polished black lacquer, 11 diamond indexes (Ø 26 mm and Ø 34 mm models)
Polished black lacquer, 12 diamond indexes (Ø 23 mm and Ø 30 mm models)
Sunray silver, 11 blue Arabic numerals (Ø 26 mm and Ø 34 mm models)
Sunray silver, 12 blue Arabic numerals (Ø 23 mm and Ø 30 mm models)
Silver-coloured "flinqué", 11 Roman numerals (Ø 26 mm and Ø 34 mm models)
Silver-coloured "flinqué", 12 Roman numerals (Ø 23 mm and Ø 30 mm models)

Hands
Blued or rhodium-plated steel

Strap
Brown or black (calfskin) leather with buckle

The Longines Equestrian Collection – Stirrup

Reference numbers
Steel models
L6.129.4.57/71/73/87.x Ø 23.50 mm
L6.130.4.57/71/73/87.x Ø 26.50 mm
L6.131.4.57/71/73/87.x Ø 30.00 mm

Diamond-set steel models
L6.129.0.57/71/73/87/89.x: Ø 23.50 mm
L6.130.0.57/71/73/87/89.x: Ø 26.50 mm
L6.131.0.57/71/73/87/89.x: Ø 30.00 mm

Calibres 
Quartz movements
L963.2 (ETA 280.002): Ø 23.50 mm models
L152.3 (ETA E61.111): Ø 26.50 mm and Ø 30.00 mm models

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date at 3 o'clock: Ø 26.50 mm and Ø 30.00 mm models
Hours, minutes: Ø 23.50 mm models

Cases
Round, in stainless steel
Ø 23.50 mm, Ø 26.50 mm, Ø 30.00 mm

Round, in diamond-set stainless steel (one row)
46 diamonds, 0.152 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 23.50 mm models
46 diamonds, 0.271 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 26.50 mm models
46 diamonds, 0.386 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 30.00 mm models

Round, in diamond-set stainless steel (two rows)
88 diamonds, 0.345 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 23.50 mm models
88 diamonds, 0.599 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 25.50 mm models
88 diamonds, 0.869 carats, Top Wesselton VVS: Ø 30.00 mm models

Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)

Dials
White mother-of-pearl, 11 diamond indexes (Ø 26.5 mm models)
White mother-of-pearl, 12 diamond indexes (Ø 23.5 mm and Ø 30 mm models)
Polished black lacquer, 11 diamond indexes (Ø 26.5 mm models)
Polished black lacquer, 12 diamond indexes (Ø 23.5 mm and Ø 30 mm models)
Sunray silver, 11 blue Arabic numerals (Ø 26.5 mm models)
Sunray silver, 12 blue Arabic numerals (Ø 23.5 mm and Ø 30 mm models)
Silver-coloured "flinqué", 11 Roman numerals (Ø 26.5 mm models)
Silver-coloured "flinqué", 12 Roman numerals (Ø 23.5 mm and Ø 30 mm models)

Hands
Blued or rhodium-plated steel

Strap
Brown or black (calfskin) leather with buckle

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