Some styles just never go away. That applies, even in the world of horology. While others are busy pumping everything up, showing the best they could offer to the world through watchmaking, there are companies still retaining the classic elements that made timepieces an elegant and necessary touch to anyone’s ensemble. We’re less reliant on watches today, but there is still a growing appreciation for the classics. Out of the many, Longines is among those at the forefront in bringing timepieces to the world that have a vintage and subdued appeal while employing the best the current technology can fit inside it.
Longines Flagship L4.7126.96.36.199 Prices Online
Retail Price: US$1,450.00
The Longines Flagship line has been around since the latter part of the last century. It has established a reputation for being what an elegant watch should look like, and that continues even today. The Longines Flagship L4.7188.8.131.52 is among the watchmaking company’s attempts in drawing in younger fans to the brand. Its accessibility is part of the charm, but it also has versatility and longevity going on for it, compared to other cheaper and fashion watches that can be disposable in an instant.
- Movement: Swiss automatic
- Caliber: Longines Calibre L619
- Power reserve: 42h
- Case material: stainless steel
- Case diameter: 35.6mm
- Case thickness: 7.5mm
- Glass: sapphire crystal
- Functions: hour, minute, second, date
- Water resistance: 30m/100ft
For Longines, the Flagship L4.7184.108.40.206 is a practice in restraint. Not that Longines has not done it before because it has, countless times, actually. But how we’re seeing the L4.7220.127.116.11 is another chance to perfect the craft, although this time with a darker dial and a contrasting strap. Save for the brand name and the word “Automatic”, the dial shows no other text. The date indicator is not so subtle on the 3 o’clock index, but it blends in well, nonetheless. The resulting appearance is a rather elegant one that would work well with classier events but could still settle as an accompaniment to a casual wardrobe. The price, of course, is among the main sells of the watch—you will end with up an uncluttered watch that exudes prestige as well as a style you can work in on many occasions.
There’s no doubting that the Longines Flagship L4.718.104.22.168 is a beautiful thing, but at 35.6mm, it may be too small for what most aficionados would opt for.
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