Longines watches are celebrated for their blend of tradition, innovation, quality and elegance. Whether you’re seeking a timeless dress watch, a robust sports watch or a vintage-inspired piece, Longines offers a compelling option that combines Swiss watchmaking expertise with enduring style. We asked our team of expert watchmakers to share why they love the brand and share their favourite Longines watches for men.

1. Heritage and Legacy

Simon Michlmayr – Owner & Watchmaker

Founded in 1832, Longines is one of the oldest Swiss watch brands in the world and that comes with a rich heritage. They have a history of innovation and have been involved in significant events, including pioneering achievements in aviation and sports timekeeping.

Longines Heritage Classic “Sector Dial”

  • Features: Automatic movement, small seconds subdial
  • Design: Vintage-inspired with a sector dial and black calf leather strap
  • Strap: Black calf leather strap
  • Price: £2150

2. Quality and Craftsmanship

Richard – Workshop Manager & Watchmaker

Longines is known for its high-quality Swiss craftsmanship, ensuring precision and reliability in their timepieces. The brand uses high-grade materials such as stainless steel, sapphire crystal, and quality leather, ensuring durability and longevity. As a watchmaker, this is important because it makes our job to restore, repair and service much easier.

Longines Master Collection

  • Features: Automatic movement, moon phase complication, chronograph, and date
  • Design: Classic with a silver “barleycorn” dial and blued steel hands
  • Strap: Brown alligator leather
  • Price: £3350

3. Elegant Design

Jeremy – Watchmaker

Renowned for their classic and elegant designs, Longines watches are perfect for all occasions from dressy events to everyday wear. The brand pays meticulous attention to detail in design elements, resulting in beautifully refined watches.

Longines Elegant Collection

  • Features: Automatic movement, date function
  • Design: Simple and refined with a blue dial and applied indices
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
  • Price: £1800

4. Innovative Technology

Ollie – Trainee Clockmaker

Longines use both automatic and quartz movements, with advanced features such as chronographs, moon phases, and perpetual calendars. Their commitment to precision is shown by their involvement in world sporting events including skiing, showjumping and the Commonwealth Games.

Longines Conquest

  • Features: High-precision quartz movement, perpetual calendar, and shock resistance
  • Design: Modern with a silver dial and stainless steel case
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
  • Price: £850

5. Diverse Collections

Stuart – Watchmaker

They have a wide range of collections, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. From the sporty HydroConquest to the vintage-inspired Heritage line and I particularly like that they frequently release special and limited editions.

Longines HydroConquest

Longines Watches for Men
  • Features: Diver’s watch, water-resistant up to 300 meters, ceramic bezel, and automatic movement
  • Design: Sporty with a black dial and stainless steel bracelet
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
  • Price; £1700

6. Affordability and Value

Aarron – Trainee Watch Technician

Compared to other luxury Swiss watch brands, Longines offers excellent value for money, providing high-quality watches at more accessible prices. So they’re a good place to start on your watch collecting journey. If cared for well, they generally retain their value, making them a good investment too.

Longines Spirit

Longines Watches for Men
  • Features: COSC-certified chronometer, automatic movement, date function
  • Design: Aviation-inspired with a black dial and large Arabic numerals
  • Strap: Brown leather strap
  • Price: £2150

7. Reputation and Recognition

Alex – Watchmaker

Longines is a well-respected and globally recognized brand and it’s association with prestigious events and ambassadors in sports and entertainment enhances its image and appeal. I love this recreation of their classic 1960’s dive watch.

Longines Legend Diver

Longines Watches for Men
  • Features: Automatic movement, water-resistant up to 300 meters, internal rotating diving bezel
  • Design: Retro-inspired with a black lacquered polished dial
  • Strap: Black rubber strap
  • Price: £2250

In summary

Each of these watches offers a blend of classic elegance, modern functionality, and robust craftsmanship, making them favorites among the Longines enthusiasts in our team. The choice of favourite Longines watches for men often depends on personal style preferences and the intended use of the watch, whether for formal occasions, everyday wear, or specific activities like diving.

As a certified service centre, we offer Longines watch repair and servicing to the high standard you would expect. Our Longines servicing includes precision cleaning of the movement, incorporating each component and the repair or replacement of any faulty or worn parts.

It is recommended by Longines that their quartz watches receive a battery service every 2 years and all watches receive a complete service every 4-6 years. However, if the watch is regularly worn in water, they also recommend an annual pressure test.

Get in touch with us for a service or repair and one of our expert watchmakers will give your Longines timepiece the attention it deserves.

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