Longines Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet wearing the La Grande Classique de Longines in stainless steel with black lacquered dial set with diamonds
This festive period, Longines revisits its ultra-slim line, the La Grande Classique de Longines, a graceful collection that retains all the hallmarks of the original creations, lending the fine Swiss timepieces a handsome, timeless beauty.
Introduced to the horological world for the first time in 1992, the La Grande Classique de Longines is itself a refinement of the iconic Agassiz collection, launched in 1982, whose solid gold models were a extravagant tribute to the founder of a brand that celebrated its 150th anniversary that year. Since then, this collection has become Longines’ enduring symbol of classic elegance.
The La Grande Classique de Longines is offered in five different sizes - 24, 29, 33, 35 and 37 mm - making them suitable for both men and women. Further choice is provided in the style of dials – white, grey, lacquered black, gilded, “flinqué” or white mother-of-pearl – featuring Roman numerals, painted indexes or diamonds.
Of course, much of the beauty of La Grande Classique de Longines emanates from its ultra-slim case – only 4.20 or 4.40 mm for the quartz models and an astonishing 7.05 mm for the self-winding model. This ultra-thin profile has been achieved through the Longines-patented case, where the back incorporates the lugs for the bracelet.
Above and below: Reference L4.7188.8.131.52
The stainless steel case of this woman’s model, above, displays slim, sleek lines only 4.20 mm thick. Its bezel is set with 48 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds (0.403 carat). This watch houses an L209 quartz movement. A scratch-resistant sapphire glass protects a white dial featuring 12 Roman black-painted numerals. Black alligator strap with buckle. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).
The stainless steel case of this man’s model, shown above and below, from La Grande Classique de Longines houses an L593 selfwinding mechanical movement beating at 28’800 vibrations per hour and providing a power reserve of 40 hours. A scratch-resistant sapphire glass protects its white dial featuring 12 Roman black-painted numerals. Available in a stanless steel triple folding clasp bracelet, or black alligator strap with buckle. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).
Finally, the bezel of the extravagant model below is set with 64 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds (0.537 carat). This watch houses an L420 quartz movement. A scratch-resistant sapphire glass protects a black lacquered dial featuring 12 Top Wesselton VVS diamonds, which comes with a stainless steel bracelet with triple folding clasp. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).
Orignal From: The New La Grande Classique de Longines