True ode to the Italian sweet life, Longines DolceVita draws its inspiration from an historical piece from the 1920’s. Since its creation in 1997, the line has developed as many variations as there are ways of living and expressing the dolce vita. To unveil the 2019 novelties of this collection, the Swiss watch brand invited its guests at the Villa Aurelia, a typical Italian mansion located near Rome, which perfectly matches with the spirit of the timepieces presented. Longines unveiled a new system of interchangeable coloured straps to personalize your DolceVita watch as well as new dials in white and blue starry night. An additional XL case size, which perfectly suits men wrists, was also introduced. The Longines DolceVita event in Rome was also the occasion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of partnership between the brand and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. To pay tribute to the elegance and the charm of the beautiful Indian actress, the Swiss watch brand created a special watch from the Longines DolceVita collection. Limited to 5 pieces, the Longines DolceVita Elegance celebration – Limited Edition combines rose gold, diamonds, white mother-of-pearl and turquoise blue. On the occasion of the Longines DolceVita event in Rome, Walter von Känel, President of Longines had the pleasure to present the watch number 5 to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan herself.
Swiss watchmaking brand Longines was proud to welcome Simon Baker, its Ambassador of Elegance since 2012, to its headquarters in Saint-Imier. During this very special day, Simon Baker had the opportunity to meet with the employees and to go through the complex process of creating a watch as he visited the production workshops. After having had his very first cheese fondue in a typical Swiss restaurant, Simon had the pleasure to discover the treasures kept in the brand’s museum, which harbours collections representing all facets of Longines’ rich past. Delighted to witness the watchmaking expertise and to immerge himself into the brand’s history, Simon Baker commented: “Having been part of the Family for seven years, it is overwhelming to finally be here, it puts a very human quality element to the whole brand that resonates directly in me. Being able to feel the love that the watchmakers have for what they do has been very enlightening and inspiring, it moves the product itself to a richer place.” Over the course of his visit, Simon Baker was wearing a new all-ceramic version of the HydroConquest collection, which draws its inspiration form the world of aquatic sports.
Strenghtening its presence in Eastern Europe, the Swiss watch brand Longines celebrated today the grand Opening of its very first Boutique in Romania. Located in the famous “Baneasa Shopping City” mall in Bucarest and spread across 39 square meters, the store displays a large selection of Longines timepieces, including the most iconic watches of the brand as well as its latest models. The inauguration of the Longines boutique took place in the presence of Walter von Känel, Longines President, Arthur Popa, CEO de Baneasa Shopping City, Ionut Tanase, Longines Brand Manager at B&B Collection, Dmitri Dmitriev, Longines’ Regional Sales Manager, and Mr. and Mrs. Binda, owners of the B&B Collection company. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the attendees were invited to discover Longines’ elegant boutique and timepieces.%break%On this occasion, Longines President Walter von Känel said: “We are really proud to open our first boutique in Romania, and to offer our customers in this country the opportunity to enjoy Longines’ universe, as well as our elegant collections, in a premium environment.” The winged hourglass brand also took this opportunity to highlight a new model from one of its most emblematic lines, The Longines Master Collection. Powered by a new self-winding movement developed exclusively for Longines, this new watch is characterized by a moon phase indicator and a refined aesthetic, creating a balance between technical excellence and classic elegance. The new Longines boutique is located at 42D, Soseaua Bucuresti-Ploiesti, in “Baneasa Shopping City”.