Longines Watches to Gift This Christmas
Wednesday - 15 December 2021
There is no argument when it comes to asking whether a luxury watch will make a good Christmas gift. Of course, it will. Luxury watches are both practical and adaptable, not to mention fashionable. We can have all the technology in the world, yet nothing beats a classical timepiece to pass the hours of the day away with. No watchmaker could be more naturally linked to traditional manufacture than the Swiss-born brand, Longines. There has been a huge amount of attention on the Longines Spirit watch collection over recent months, as well as releases like the new Legend Diver and some very collectable limited edition Longines watches.
Above all, Longines watches make great Christmas gifts because they’re forged from reliable, long-lasting materials and have all been given a sturdy beating heart, whether that be in the form of a Swiss-made quartz movement or an automatic or manual winding engine. Since adopting the slogan “Elegance is an Attitude”, it has remained as relevant today as it was back in 1999. Worth their money and built to last, here is a guide on some of the best Longines watches to gift to a loved one this Christmas 2021, starting with one of our favourites…
Longines Master Collection Mens
Illustrating Longines’ devotion towards crafting elegant and refined timepieces, this Longines Master Collection watch captures the spirit of the brand with a timeless 40mm stainless steel case that frames a captivating deep blue dial. If the person you’re looking to buy for this Christmas likes their wristwatches to offer a little more than the standard time and day functions, this model is the perfect fit for him. The watch combines fine stick hour markers and a set of matching straight central hands with a moonphase indicator at 6 o’clock, Decorated in golden and blue tones, this function can display the positioning of the moon exactly how it is seen in the night sky each evening and has been framed by a legible date ring. The compact men’s Longines Master Collection watch is the ultimate Christmas gift idea to slide under the tree this year. Powered by the Calibre L899, it provides a 72-hour power reserve and puts its performance on show through a sapphire-backed case.
Longines Heritage Classic Mens
This Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial watch is a striking companion for the wrist that features a black sector display with a mix of stick hour markers and Arabic numerals around the hour track. A small second sub-dial donates more space to the minute and hour hands on the dial, whilst the Longines lettering completes the only decoration to the display. Faithful to some models from the brand’s archives, this Longines Heritage Classic Sector watch is sure to appeal to those with a preference for simple, straightforward timepieces. The stainless steel model measures a diameter of 38.5mm and houses the automatic Calibre L893 at its heart. This automatic movement propels at a rate of 25,200 vibrations per hour whilst concealed behind a specially engraved caseback denoting the brand’s famous winged hourglass logo. Equipped with 30-meter water resistance and topped with a sapphire crystal glass front that has been treated with layers of anti-reflective technology, this Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial is the ultimate companion for everyday wear and has been fitted on a brown calfskin strap to complete its subtle vintage-inspired styling.
Longines DolceVita Watch
For ladies this Christmas, the Longines Dolce Vita watch is the ultimate symbol of elegance and style. Its rectangular-shaped case has been crafted from stainless steel and fits effortlessly to the wrist with an eye-catching deep blue alligator leather strap and a stainless steel pin buckle engraved with the iconic Longines logo. This watch’s silver dial features a lighter section in the middle where a set of blued steel hands reside. The lady can also reference the date at 6 o’clock, along with crisp Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock around the hour track. The watch is powered by the L592 Calibre, which provides a useful 45-hour power reserve. This Longines Dolce Vita watch is sure to put a smile on a loved one’s face this Christmas 2021. Complete inside its genuine Longines presentation box with warranty and paperwork, the timepiece needs only a few ribbons and bows to complete the ultimate gifting experience this year.
Longines HydroConquest Mens
Dive watch lovers and those who frequently take to the water will appreciate the robust and bold presence of this Hydroconquest watch on their wrist. Longines has dedicated years to perfecting the design of this expertly crafted dive watch, forged from stainless steel and yellow gold. A black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel features a 60-minute scale upon its surface for aligning with the minute hand to track elapsed time underwater. Additional features like a screw-down crown, screw-down caseback, anti-glare sapphire crystal glass front, and 300-meter water-resistant case all contribute to the model’s ability to withstand harsh, extreme temperatures and depths underwater. The black dial of this men’s Longines Hydroconquest watch is pierced by Sper-LumiNova-coated hands and indexes, whilst a date window at 3 o’clock is easily readable thanks to its bright white background. This watch for Christmas can be worn all through the year thanks to its sophisticated stainless steel and yellow gold bi-colour link bracelet, securing with a double folding clasp and a diver’s extension facility for wearing over the top of a diving suit.
Longines Dolcevita Ladies
Beautifully conveying a strong message of luxury and opulence, this lady’s Longines DolceVita watch is crafted from stainless steel and uses scintillating diamonds set into the vertical sides of its case to outline its striking rectangular shape. The model features a silver flinque dial adorned with blued steel hands and an hour track represented by traditional Roman numeral hour markers. Having been equipped with a quartz movement, this Dolce Vita watch can sit close to the wrist, enabling it to be worn under the cuff of a shirt or blouse. The design of the Dolce Vita watch enhances the brand’s quest for perfection, with a design that captures the Italian way of life. A small second sub-dial sits at 6 o’clock on the dial and has been protected by Longines’ strong sapphire crystal glass front for a durable and robust finish to the design. Enveloping the wrist with a brown alligator leather strap and a traditional pin buckle crafted from matching stainless steel, this Longines watch will make a perfect ladies Christmas 2021 gift this year.
Longines Spirit Titanium Mens
There are subtle military undertones to appreciate within the designs of the Spirit watch collection. Furthermore, these creations pay homage to the past, present and future generations of the piloting industry with sharp aviation accents seen across the dial and features that echo the classic pilot’s watch style. This 42mm Longines Spirit watch is powered by the Calibre L888.4 – a mechanical movement that performs at a rate of 25,200 vibrations per hour and provides a power reserve of 72-hours. This Longines Spirit watch will make a great Christmas gift for men this year. Its case, crafted from titanium, offers a lightweight feel on the wrist, whilst a synthetic anthracite strap with a steel pin buckle can be transferred over to an alternative strap thanks to Longines’ easy change strap/bracelet system.
If you’d like further information on any of the Longines watches we’ve featured in this Christmas 2021 guide, you can call and speak to a member of our sales team at Jura Watches on 01335 453453 or you can view all our Longines watch collections for more inspiration here.