Restoration and Repair of Vintage and Antique Longines Watches
Longines was founded by Auguste Agassiz in 1832. Now based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, its logo incorporating a winged hourglass is the oldest registered for a watchmaker.
Longines is known for its ‘Aviators’ watches. A company director was a friend of Charles Lindbergh; after his transatlantic flight, Lindbergh designed a pilot watch to help with air navigation.
Longines provided timers used at the first modern day Olympics in 1892. In 1899, Longines went to the North Pole with Arctic explorer Louis Amédée de Savoie. It was the first to use automatic timekeeping for the Federal Gymnastics, at Basel in 1912.