In 2017, the Swiss watch brand Longines is celebrating its 185th anniversary. In order to mark this occasion throughout the year, the Swiss watch brand is launching the project “On this day”. From January 1st to December 31st, a little story that happened on this day in the past will be revealed each day.
Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. In its early days, the firm was run by Auguste Agassiz and was a “comptoir” or trading office like many others in the area. The watches were produced under the “établissage” system, whereby watchmakers worked at home. In 1867, Ernest Francillon, Agassiz’s nephew and successor decided to abandon this production method and he brought together the different stages that go toward making a watch under one roof. The Longines factory was born.
This year, Longines is celebrating its 185th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the Swiss watch brand will publish a new anecdote each day related to Longines’ rich history. From January 1st to December 31st, 365 short stories related to the history of Longines will be outveiled daily.