The Saint-Imier Collection by Longines

By Paul Joseph

Luxury watchmaker Longines has created a new collection of timepieces inspired by its birthplace of Saint-Imier, a small village nestled in Switzerland’s Jura mountains.

The watches in the collection come in cases made from either steel, steel and rose gold or – for certain models – rose gold alone, and in a choice of four diameter sizes: 26mm, 39mm, 38.50mm and 41mm, including some set with diamonds

Each watch shows the hours, minutes, seconds and date, and chronographs, whilst there is also a prestige model featuring four retrograde functions as well as a day/night display and phases of the moon.

All the models in the collection are fitted with mechanical movements whose intricate workings can be seen through the transparent sapphire back cover.

The watches are fitted on a black or brown alligator strap, or a steel or steel and rose gold bracelet, with a folding safety clasp, to match the dial.

Longines was founded in 1832.

By Paul Joseph