In 2017, the famous Swiss watchmaker Longines celebrated its 185th anniversary. During this time of celebration, ‘Engraved Time Flows: Longines Watch’s 185th Anniversary Timepiece Exhibition’ opened elegantly in the long-established Beijing Taimiao from November 18th to 19th. More than a hundred rare watches in this exhibition spanning the 1860s to the early 21st century are all from the Longines Museum in Sommia, Switzerland, where Longines originated, and combined with watchmaking Tradition, adventure, sports, elegance and other exhibition themes, to Chinese watch enthusiasts to tell the love of Longines since the 185th anniversary of the Swiss watchmaking tradition and classic elegant attitude.
2017 marks the 185th anniversary of Longines. Since the birth of Sommia in Switzerland in 1832, Longines has gone through nearly two centuries of watchmaking. From the beginning of the Swiss town to today in more than 150 countries around the world, for Longines, it has been 185 years of tradition and innovation. To celebrate this moment of celebration, Longines carefully selected dozens of historical watches and rare exhibits, and unveiled ‘Engraved Time Flowing: Longines’ 185th Anniversary Timepiece Exhibition’ at the Beijing Taimiao from November 18th to 19th. , Showing the longing for the unremitting pursuit of elegance, tradition and excellence.
In the watchmaking tradition exhibition area, dozens of Longines watch pocket watches produced in the 19th and 20th centuries are masterpieces of Longines’ long Swiss watchmaking journey. The highlights here include a silver pocket watch produced in 1878, equipped with Longines’ first chronograph movement 20H; a silver watch equipped with a 13.33Z movement, showing Longines. The precise performance of the first chronograph movement introduced; and a gold minute repeater watch specially made for China in the early 20th century.
The expo area showcases the glorious history of Longines’ pioneering pioneering feats of the era. From the early 20th century, Longines relied on precise and excellent timing technology to navigate the time for explorers, accompany them to explore high altitudes, polar regions, and oceans, and constantly challenge human limits. Spectators will walk here to model the ‘God of St. Louis’ piloted by the pilot Charles Lambert, who has accompanied Lambert to complete the first single-person transatlantic flight feat in human history. The co-developed chronograph navigation watch jointly developed by Longines and Lianba. It used to be equipped with the on-board timer of the Zeppelin airship, and the rare exhibits such as the precision timer accompanied by the French bipolar expedition ‘Paul Emil Victor delegation.’ Will be presented one by one to tell the audience the historical legend.
In the sports exhibition area, watch enthusiasts will be presented with Longines ultra-quartz watches, chronographs equipped with the famous Longines 13ZN movement, as well as rare exhibits such as the 24-law sub-calibration designed for timing sports events. Longines sports timing history. Since the 20th century, Longines has timed many prestigious sports events around the world with precision timing technology, such as equestrian, gymnastics, alpine skiing, the French Open, archery, and more.
The elegant exhibition area includes many exquisite Longines historical timepieces, inviting the audience to experience the changes of the times, and the long-lasting elegant design style of Longines. The eye-catching works in the exhibits include magnificent models such as gold enamel pendants inlaid with pearls, platinum ladies’ watches inlaid with sapphires and diamonds, and a series of Longines advertisements with historical value and elegant aesthetics. History poster.
This elegant timepiece exhibition unveiled in Beijing’s Taimiao Temple is one-to-one corresponding to the layout of the Longines Museum in Sommia, Switzerland. It aims to invite the audience to immerse themselves in the long time of 185 and experience the longines together. Pure watchmaking tradition and classic elegance. ‘Engraved Time: Longines’ 185th Anniversary Exhibition’ will be open to the public from November 18th to 19th.