About the Brand
Longines history spans more than three centuries. The company was founded in Saint-Imier, Switzerland in 1832. The pioneer behind the brand was Auguste Agassiz, brother of the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz. Longines first gained notoriety in the United States especially amongst equestrian circles who demanded precise timepieces. Their relationship with the equestrian world led to the development of better movements, which caught the attention of aviators around the glove. Charles A. Lindbergh was amongst Longines most loyal costumers. Their newfound relationship with aviators led to a new era for Longines. They soon became the official timekeepers for Formula One, Tennis and the Equestrian world.