Here we have a beautiful Longines Dolce Vita in stainless steel from 2018. The design draws its inspiration from a piece they created in the 1920s, but the Dolce Vita line wasn't introduced until 1997. The 28mm rectangular case has elegant lines and soft, rounded corners. A lug to lug length of 40mm and a thickness of 10mm ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. On the right side, a Longines-signed crown. A flat sapphire crystal sits above the pristine, silver/white guillochéd dial. Radiating, Roman numerals mark the hours with a date window at 6 o'clock. Elegant black sword hands complete this subtle creation. On the reverse, a snap-on case back with engraving across it. Inside, a L592 automatic caliber. The watch comes fitted on its original, Longines, bracelet with fold clasp and comes with its original, Longines presentation box and card.
Founded in 1832, Longines has a rich and exciting history. The company produced their first movement, the 20A, in 1867 near the Swiss town of Saint-Imier, in a place called Es Longines ("long meadows"). This movement won an award at the Exhibition Universelle in Paris in the same year. Longines are credited with advancing the industrialisation of Swiss watchmaking and it because of their new mechanical procedures, they were able to produce a simple chronograph movement, the 20H, as early as 1878. It was the first mechanism that Longines had made that could be used for precise timing and it was so popular with horse racing bettors and spectators that by the end of 1886, Longines were supplying chronographs to the majority of New York's sports officials. It is still the official timekeeper of many horse races, with over 40 in its annual calendar. The Longines brand name and logo were officially registered with the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (later the WIPO) in 1889. Longines is the oldest brand name registered with the WIPO that is unchanged and still in use today. Longines is now part of the Swatch Group, having joined in 1983.
This watch has been fully serviced in our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
We are big fans of Longines watches and their heritage models do not disappoint. We are particularly impressed by this piece - it's great value for money and a fantastic design! It is a good, solid, rectangular option and looks amazing both on and off the bracelet. The same caliber as used in some Cartier models at a fraction of the price.
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box and Warranty Card
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty