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Tag: Longines

A strong testimony to their pioneering spirit, once upon a time, legendary aviators and explorers like Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Huges put their trust in the winged hourglass brand to embark on each of their incredible journeys.

Accompanied explorers on their journeys to the last unknown lands, defied extreme weather, navigated wild oceans and played a part in opening up new air routes and establishing aviation records. With the reliability, accuracy, robustness of Longines watches, they have majorly contributed to the success of numerous pioneering exploits.

A tribute to these exceptional men and women who have left a mark on history – encouraging new generations to push the boundaries. The Longines Spirit collection was designed with up-to-date, modern technology, with highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified.

The new Longines Spirit brings its rich heritage back to life, marrying history with modern innovation, the collection takes traditional elements from pilot’s watches and combines them with contemporary lines and codes. The oversized crown, the flange, the pronounced step around the crystal, the front of the dial, the diamond shape indexes and large, luminous “baton” hands are all elements drawn from the days of pioneering aviation.

Elegant as it seems, the new models are equaled by nonetheless a state-of-the-art technology. Longines has fitted this range with self-winding movements with silicon hairsprings to ensure extreme accuracy and longevity. With a power reserve of 64 and 60 hours respectively, the calibres are chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing institute.

Complemented by its domed sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides, screw in crown, and engraved case back secured with six screws. The models are available in three hand/calendar models in both 40 mm and 42 mm and a chronograph in 42 mm. With a stunning matte black dial, grained silver or sunray blue dial, all stamped with five applied stars. The case is adorned with a steel bracelet, or a leather strap in dark brown, light brown or blue.

With the new Longines Spirit line, the winged hourglass brand proudly aligns itself, as its rich heritage entitles it to, with legendary pioneers who placed their trust in it. The collection is a celebration of those heroes of the past and their state of mind that has never dated: one of an ambition to perform well and a quest for excellence.

 

“I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.” – Amelia Earhart, Aviator

Amelia Earhart

14 Hours and 56 minutes

That is how long it took Amelia Earhart to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic in 1932, wearing her Longines chronograph. With her fearless spirit, she succeeded in fighting icy winds and mechanical failures, becoming the first woman to connect the continents.

 

“The only thing we are sure to fail is that which we do not attempt.” -Paul-Emile Victor, Explorer

Paul-Emile Victor

U to -40 for 49 days

Paul-Emile Victor spent 7 weeks crossing the Greenland ice cap in 1936. Evn in the harshest weather conditions, his Longines chronometers continued to work accurately, helping him to calculate longitude.

 

“Children must be allowed to dream and have a horizon to work toward. For me there was only one path: I knew from age six that I wanted to fly.” -Elinor Smith, Aviator

Elinor Smith

32,576 feet

While flying at 30,000 feet in 1931, American aviator Elinor Smith blackened out. She was trying to break a record, when her plane dropped towards the ground, Smith woke up at the last minute and managed to land safely. Ten days later, she soared even higher and set a new record at 32,576 feet, relying on her trusted Longines watch. After becoming the youngest licensed pilot in the world at 16, Smith set multiple solo endurance, speed, and altitude records in her lifetime.

 

“Do the impossible, because almost everyone has told me my ideas are merely fantasies.” -Howard Hughes, Pilot and Entrepreneur

Howard Hughes

3 days, 19 hours, 14 minutes

Howard Hughes’ round-the-world flight record was timed by Longines in 1938. He is the best-known user of the Longines Sideograph, an on-board device for celestial navigation that was patented by Longines. The crew in Howard Hughes’ aircraft relied on the Longines chronometer watches, set to Greenwich Civil Time and to Greenwich Sidereal Time, and wore Longines Second-Setting watches for observation.

Do you have a strong pioneering spirit to take on great quests and explore the unknown? Discover the full  Longines Spirit collection here

Get a touch and feel of the timepieces when you visit our Longines boutique in SM Megamall, Fashion Hall or through the following Lucerne stores: Elemento – SM Aura BGC, Lucerne – Glorietta 4, Lucerne – Shangri-La Plaza Mall, L’Atelier – Shangir-La The Fort, Lucerne – Okada, Lucerne – Solaire, Lucerne – Ayala Center Cebu.

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Although Women’s Day has come and gone, we continue to celebrate women with a roundup of watches made specifically for the fairer sex. 

 Patek Philippe Twenty~4® soldier

1. Patek Philippe Twenty~4® Ref. 4910-11R-010

For the stylish but pragmatic career woman who’s always on the go, the Patek Philippe Twenty~4® Ref. 4910-11R-010 is a great companion.

First released in 1999, the timepiece is generously endowed with diamonds and comes in a dainty rose gold case measuring 24.1 mm x 30mm. Its chocolate dial is marked by gold applied Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock, while the rest of the hours use diamond indexes. On both sides of the bezel, stretching from lug to lug, are rows of even more of the precious stone.

Driving its minute and hour functions is the quartz E15 caliber, which makes winding the watch one less thing to worry about while keeping a busy schedule. 

 

Rolex Datejust 31

2. Rolex Datejust 31 Ref. 278383RBR-0030

For the woman who likes to make a statement, the Rolex Datejust 31 Ref. 278383RBR-0030 is just the right timepiece to do the talking. 

The 31mm timepiece comes with an eye-catching olive green sunburst dial that is difficult to miss, but is made all the more striking by the diamond-set bezel that frames it. It comes with an oystersteel and 18K yellow gold jubilee bracelet that guarantees it stays in place while you run from daytime shopping sprees to dinner dates with friends. 

And you won’t have to worry about getting the time wrong and (oops!) running late, because the self-winding caliber 2236 has only two second variation per day, and a power reserve of 55 hours.

 

Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase

3. Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase Ref. 8005F/000R-B498

An essential for the detail-oriented woman who dresses like a goddess and knows it is the Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase. 

Featuring an asymmetrical dial and “pleated” details, the piece de resistance is the moon phase nestled between 12 o’ clock and 3 o’clock. Encircled by diamonds, an 8K gold lunar disc rises and sets behind mother-of-pearl clouds.

This 35mm timepiece is available in 8K 5N rose gold, steel or diamond pave in white gold options. All of which are equipped with quick-release, interchangeable leather straps to match any outfit and color scheme. 

 

Longines La Grande Classique de Longines

4. Longines La Grande Classique de Longines Ref. L4.209.4.87.6

Subtle, timeless and elegant is the woman who wears a La Grande Classique de Longines. Encased in 24mm stainless steel, its ultra-slim and minimalist profile makes it such a breeze to pair with a plain white tee and denim jeans, or a ruffled blouse and high waisted grey slacks. The white mother-of-pearl dial has Top Wesselton VS-SI diamond index markers and thin black hands—simple and refined just like the woman who dons this timepiece. 

 

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic 34

5. IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic 34 Ref. IW357401

On the wrist of an intelligent, determined and fearless woman belongs the IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic 34. A mighty 34mm timepiece in 18K 5N gold, its aesthetic is straightforward and powerful, just like its wearer.

The time is easily read off the silver-plated dial with gold-plated hands, pointing to elongated hour markers that are signature of the IWC Schaffhausen Portofino collection. A diamond has been placed at each hour markers’ end, closest to the bezel. 

A red alligator leather strap keeps this timepiece secured to the wrist of a bold and confident woman who knows how to get things done. 

 

Reservoir Lady Longbridge soldier

6. Reservoir Lady Longbridge Ref. RSV01.LB/130-21S

Ladies who frequent social gatherings and require a conversation piece would be served well by Reservoir’s Lady Longbridge.  The inspiration taken from 1960s Mini Cooper dashboard dials is clear, from the unconventional configuration of the functions to the green and blue gemstone cabochons evocative of the car’s original diodes.  

There is a jumping hour seen in an aperture at 6 o’clock, while the passage of minutes is marked by a retrograde minute hand that goes from what is traditionally the 8 o’clock position to 4 o’clock position. The power reserve is found in an arched aperture right below the hours. 

 

Zenith Elite Moon Phase soldier

7. Zenith Elite Moonphase 03.3100.692.01.C922

Zenith created the Elite Moonphase for the horological savants who can do without the typical fanfare associated with women’s pieces.   

The sunburst dial’s minimalist design draws the eyes towards a subdial located at 6 o’clock, where a midnight blue disc slowly rotates to reveal the waxing and waning of the moon. To its left, at 9 o’clock is a small seconds subdial. 

The complications and functions of this timepieces are powered by the ultra-thin elite caliber 692, which is protected by the 40.5mm stainless steel case.  

 

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moon Phase soldier

8. Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase Ref. 647.NX.4771.LR.1205

Here’s a watch that’s great for a woman who’s the life of the party: the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase

The imposing 42mm stainless steel timepiece is covered in a bold purple hue that starts from its transparent quartz dial and extends to its amethyst-set bezel and alligator strap. If the color alone isn’t enough to grab one’s attention, the HUB1770 handwound movement, which is clearly seen through the dial, commands it and demands appreciation.  

It is also endowed with several complications: a moon phase display positioned at 6 o’clock; small seconds at 9 o’clock; and a date function seen through an aperture between 12 and 2 o’clock. 

 

 

Whichever timepiece suits your fancy, it’s always best to visit a shop and try it on for size. You might also discover other watches that suit you while you’re there.  Check our Store Locator to find the closest boutique or showroom. 

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Longines Heritage Military banner

The Philippine Watch Club says their passion for watches is what makes them tick. They offer a space where watch enthusiasts from all areas in the Philippines can share ideas and have in-depth discussions about watch components, complications and innovations. They are marking their 10th anniversary with a special limited edition of the Longines Heritage Military. Each of the 55 pieces of the limited run has a caseback engraved with “Philippine Watch Club 10th Anniversary 2010-2020” in the top half and a series number engraved at 6 o’clock.  The one marked 01/55 is on display at the Longines museum in Switzerland.

Caseback of Longines' special edition of the Heritage Military

Longines’ Heritage Military draws inspiration from an early 1940s military timepiece made specially for the British Royal Air Force. The timepiece they modeled it after belonged to Stanley Turner, a highly-decorated radiotelegraph operator.

The original Longines 1940s watch that inspired the Heritage Military Heritage Military 1

Mr. Turner’s original Longines 1940s military watch on the left and the Longines Heritage Military on the right.

Much of the Heritage Military’s look remains faithful to the minimalist design of the original watch. It features the same oversized winding crown and uniquely shaped blued hands. The 38.5mm timepiece displays a silver, opaline dial with faint and tiny black droplets to mimic the oxidation pattern found on the original. No two dials look exactly the same as the black droplets were applied entirely by hand.

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A closer look at the specks of droplets on the Heritage Military.

Owners have the option to wear a leather or nato watch strap that comes in the same shade. Both straps, as well as the required placement tool, are provided with each timepiece. 

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The Heritage collection commemorates Longines’ iconic timepieces by reissuing past models with updated watchmaking techniques and materials. Among the models in the collection is the Longines Heritage Classic, which is a faithful reproduction of a sector dial watch originally issued in 1934.

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The Longines 1934 timepiece on the left, and the Longines Heritage Classic on the right.A sector dial is made up of two lines that slice the dial into four equal quarters, or sectors. Although not a common sight today, this design was a common feature on watches during the early 20th century.

Like the original, the sectors on the Longines Heritage Classic are surrounded by a satin-finished silver circle with painted Arabic hour markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. It also maintains small seconds on a subdial above 6 o’clock, and the original Longines logo below 12 o’clock.

Unlike the original, the reissued watch comes with more prominent markers, as well as brightened blue hands. It also comes with slimmer lugs and a slightly bigger stainless steel case measuring 38.5mm.

Driving this timepiece’s functions and endowed with a 64-hour power reserve is the calibre L893, which was especially developed for the timepieces of the Heritage line. This self-winding mechanical movement does not carry the date and enables the small seconds display to be located under the central axis for a design that is even closer to that of the historical pieces.

Longines Heritage Classic

Longines Heritage Classic

Ref. L2.828.4.73.2

Case

  • Stainless steel
  • 5mm

Dial and Hands

  • Two-toned silver dial
  • Painted Arabic numerals and indexes
  • Blued steel hands

Functions

  • Hours, minutes
  • Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Movement

  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Calibre L893 (ETA A31.501)
  • 64-hour power reserve
  • 3 BAR water resistance

Strap

  • Black leather strap and NATO blue denim-effect leather strap with buckle
  • Blue leather strap and NATO anthracite denim-effect leather strap with buckle

 

The new Heritage Classic will be available on Q1 2020 at Longines SM Megamall, 2/F Mega Fashion Hall.

 

 

Longines HydroConquest full ceramic

Longines HydroConquest full ceramic

Earlier this year, Longines released a new set of models under its HydroConquest collection, inspired by the field of aquatic sports. Among them was the all-black HydroConquest.

The HydroConquest comes with features that meet the ISO standards for dive watches such as 300-meter water resistance, unidirectional rotating bezel and double security folding clasp.

What makes the HydroConquest a cut above the rest is that it’s made from ceramic — Zirconium dioxide to be exact, as denoted by the chemical equation (ZrO2) printed on the dial at 6 o’clock. This material has extremely high resistance to crack propagation and thermal conductivity, which helps keep the watch intact during dives even when there are changes in the environment.

The use of different textures on the watch such as a matt dial, a round satin brushed bezel, and a rubber strap lend the HydroConquest a dynamic appearance despite its monochromatic colorway. Providing a nice contrast to it are white Super-LumiNova® coated hands and indexes (blue in the dark), which also makes for superb readability regardless of lighting conditions underwater.

Longines HydroConquest full ceramic soldier

Longines HydroConquest Ceramic

Ref. L3.784.56.9

Case

  • Black ceramic
  • 43mm

Dial and Hands

  • Matt black ceramic
  • Super-LumiNova coated
  • 12, 6, 9 Arabic numerals

Functions

  • Date at 3 o’clock
  • Screwed crown
  • Unidirectional rotating bezel
  • 30 BAR water resistance
  • Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides

Movement

  • Mechanical, self-winding movement
  • Calibre L888.3 (ETA A31.L01)
  • 64-hour power reserve

Strap

  • Rubber
  • Ceramic double security folding clasp

The Longines HydroConquest will be available in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Longines is giving a breath of fresh air to its HydroConquest collection. Launched in 2005, Longines has recently given its Hydroconquest line a new brilliance by creating sleek models featuring a bezel embellished with a coloured ceramic insert. Today, the brand goes even further in using this exclusive material with a model entirely made from black ceramic, including a black rubber strap. With that said, let’s dive into the latest models below.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.56.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.56.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.56.6

    Building on its expertise in the world of sports, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection this year, offering new and completely reimagined variations. Combining the technical excellence and the traditional elegance that are the hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand, these new refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports. This 41 mm diameter model with a black sunray dial features a self-winding mechanical movement, mounted on a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.56.9

    Building on its expertise in the world of sports, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection this year, offering new and completely reimagined variations. Combining the technical excellence and the traditional elegance that are the hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand, these new refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports. This 41 mm diameter model with a black sunray dial features a self-winding mechanical movement, mounted on a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.76.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.76.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.76.6

    You could always take a chance on the HydroConquest Ceramic model with a grey sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel if you’re tired of black dials and straps. This neutral grey timepiece will look extra fine when paired with a cool and casual outfit or with a dashing and dapper suit.  

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.76.9

    You could always take a chance on the HydroConquest Ceramic model with a grey sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel if you’re tired of black dials and straps. This neutral grey timepiece will look extra fine when paired with a cool and casual outfit or with a dashing and dapper suit.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.96.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.56.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.781.4.96.6

    Nothing says love for aquatic sports than this HydroConquest Ceramic model with a deep blue sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel. This three-hand and a calendar watch, in all its deep and striking blue glory, will go excellently with any attire of your choice.  

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.782.4.56.9

    Nothing says love for aquatic sports than this HydroConquest Ceramic model with a deep blue sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel. This three-hand and a calendar watch, in all its deep and striking blue glory, will go excellently with any attire of your choice.  

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.56.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.56.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.56.6

    While this sporty and striking HydroConquest chronograph only comes in a 41mm diameter, you still have the option of choosing between a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber watch strap. As it makes use of a mechanical self-winding movement with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism, the timepiece is powered by a L688.2 calibre with a power reserve of up to 54 hours and a water-resistance of 300 meters.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.56.9

    While this sporty and striking HydroConquest chronograph only comes in a 41mm diameter, you still have the option of choosing between a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber watch strap. As it makes use of a mechanical self-winding movement with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism, the timepiece is powered by a L688.2 calibre with a power reserve of up to 54 hours and a water-resistance of 300 meters.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.76.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.76.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.76.6

    The HydroConquest Ceramic chronograph in grey is sure to work well with any of your wardrobe ensembles. As it takes your breath away with its sporty style and elegant design, its technical performance is just as impressive, having the same specs and elements as the black chronograph model.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.76.9

    The HydroConquest Ceramic chronograph in grey is sure to work well with any of your wardrobe ensembles. As it takes your breath away with its sporty style and elegant design, its technical performance is just as impressive, having the same specs and elements as the black chronograph model.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.96.6
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.96.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.96.6

    Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this irresistible and eye-catching chronograph model with a blue sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel. As it perfectly blends elegance and tradition on to your wrist, we’re certain that you’ll be the envy of watch and aquatic sports lovers everywhere.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.783.4.96.9

    Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this irresistible and eye-catching chronograph model with a blue sunray dial and ceramic insert on the bezel. As it perfectly blends elegance and tradition on to your wrist, we’re certain that you’ll be the envy of watch and aquatic sports lovers everywhere.

  • Longines HydroConquest L3.784.4.56.9
  • Longines HydroConquest L3.784.4.56.9

    Capping off the collection is this all-black ceramic HydroConquest. Of course, its black matte dial isn’t the only component attributed to heightening the boldness of this model; its polished case and round satin bezel blend so smoothly into this single timepiece. Contrasting its matte dial are Super-LumiNova® coated hands and indexes, allowing superb legibility in dusky and pitch dark spaces.

International Women’s Month might have already ended, but that doesn’t mean we stop thinking about women’s luxury watches. Here’s a list of watches we think women absolutely need in their collection to elevate their style, because jewelry needn’t be their only accessories.

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase Ref. 182.030 luxury watches

The Work Watch
A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase Ref. 182.030

When you’re working those long hours, six days a week, it can be a little too easy to forget what day of the month it is. A. Lange & Söhne has their patented outsize date on almost all of their timepieces, making it easy to keep track of your meetings and deadlines with a glance.

Longines Hydroconquest Ref. L3.781.4.96.6 luxury watches

The Beach Watch
Longines Hydroconquest Ref. L3.781.4.96.6

Everyone needs their dose of Vitamin Sea once in a while. What better to go with your beach outfit than a practical but beautiful dive watch? We adore Longines’ Hydroconquest line, which was elegantly designed to withstand the salty waves in style.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Ref. 26231ST.ZZ.D010CA.01 luxury watches

The Sporty Watch
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Ref. 26231ST.ZZ.D010CA.01

Whether your daily exercise is jogging on the treadmill or stretching on your yoga mat, it’s important that you have a watch that can keep up with you. This Royal Oak Offshore model, with its trusty chronograph and comfortable rubber strap, can do just that.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Dual Time Ref. 7800S/000R-B140 luxury watches

The Travel Watch
Vacheron Constantin Harmony Dual Time Ref. 7800S/000R-B140

Sometimes we just want to pack up our bags and travel to our dream destination. But when wanderlust strikes, you still have to keep track of things in your home or workplace. Dual time watches, such as the Harmony Dual Time, can make it happen, even when you’re the other side of the world.

Omega De Ville Ladymatic Ref. 425.30.34.20.05.001 luxury watches

The Everyday Watch
Omega De Ville Ladymatic Ref. 425.30.34.20.05.001

When you’re too busy to even think about which watch to match with your daily getup, you’ll need a reliable timepiece that can go with almost anything. We think stainless steel and a monochromatic dial is the way to go for this kind of dilemma, and this watch can fill in that role, no problem.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458101 luxury watches

The Weekend Watch
IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic 37 Ref. IW458101

Going to a family reunion, or a Sunday morning brunch with your friends? You’ll need something that will match your casual tan leather bag. This Portofino has a light brown alligator strap, its tone matching the details on the face of the watch, tying your relaxed and informal outfit together nicely.

Rolex Lady-Datejust Ref. 279174

A Rolex
Rolex Lady-Datejust Ref. 279174

Like we said in our original article for men, every collection demands a Rolex, even those of women’s. With its iconic design and sheer popularity, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know the brand. Their Lady-Datejust collection was made exclusively for women—here’s the piece from that collection that we love the most.

Breguet Reine de Naples Ref. 8939BB/6D/J49/DD6D women's luxury watches

The Dress Watch
Breguet Reine de Naples Ref. 8939BB/6D/J49/DD6D

For those parties where everyone is somebody, you’ll want something that will go with your designer gown and pearl jewelry. We’re sure this timepiece from Breguet will turn heads on the red carpet. Get ready for the crowd to snap portraits of you with your wrist!

Hublot Gold White Pavé Ref. 361.PE.2010.RW.1704 women's luxury watches

The Gemset Watch
Hublot Gold White Pavé Ref. 361.PE.2010.RW.1704

Because diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Need we say more? Hublot has a long list of diamond-studded watches, which includes this stunning piece. It has a whopping 1517 diamonds set in the brand’s very own 18K King Gold.

 

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 7118/1200A women's luxury watches

The Heirloom Watch
Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 7118/1200A

If your daughter doesn’t want your wedding gown or the family ring, you’ll have to pass something else down that will be just as valuable. For that purpose, there’s nothing better than the classic and timeless Nautilus. Made to last lifetimes, you might very well see this watch on your granddaughter’s wrist.

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Watches have always been a means of celebrating significant milestones in a person’s life, and marking a graduation is no exception. After all, what better way is there to show someone who’s given their blood, sweat, and tears—sometimes literally—for that piece of paper that says they’ve accomplished academic excellence than a watch made with skill and craftsmanship?

Here, we’ve put together a list of classic, reliable, but reasonably priced pieces that can help your favorite graduate go from the classroom to the boardroom in style.

Ball Fireman Enterprise Black

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With its substantial size, glossy black dial, stainless steel bracelet and case, date display, and automatic movement, this is a no-nonsense piece perfect for any young alumnus who wants to toe the line between sporty and chic.

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic

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With its alligator strap, clean dial, and 40 mm case, this watch has all the markers of a classic timepiece—including a power reserve of 120 hours, date function, and COSC-certified automatic movement.

Bremont Supermarine S301

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Thinking of what to get an Anglophile alumnus? The Bremont Supermarine was inspired by one of Britain’s most iconic planes, making it not just a beautiful timepiece, with its automatic chronometer movement, brown vintage strap and stainless steel case, but also a fantastic conversation starter.

Edox Les Vauberts

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Subtly commemorate the year of their graduation with a timepiece that features the biggest contemporary watch trend, the blue dial. This watch’s automatic movement, stainless steel case, date function, and 5 ATM water resistance also make it a strong contender and a great addition to any watch wardrobe.

Hanhart Pioneer One

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This German timepiece is perfect for the graduate who loves details: from its iconic fluted bezel to its stainless steel bracelet—or calfskin strap; it depends on their aesthetic preferences—this automatic watch melds both vintage and modern aesthetics to create a truly classic watch.


Louis Erard Héritage

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This automatic timepiece has a lot going for it, from its elegantly embellished dial to its day-date function, making it a great bet for the graduate who refuses to compromise neither style nor substance.

Longines Conquest Classic

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Think of elegance and you’ll likely think of Longines. We can’t disagree, and the Conquest Classic, with its self-winding movement, monochromatic design and timeless elements is the perfect embodiment of the brand’s credo that elegance is an attitude.

Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

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Reminiscent of classic sports watches from the 1980s and 1990s, the Aikon is a statement-making watch ideal for a mover and shaker in the making. A substantial piece at 42mm, it houses an automatic movement and features a date function, a beautiful Clous de Paris dial, and water resistance to 200 meters.

Ah, February. The season for roses, candies, and copious bottles of fine wine to celebrate romance. And while those traditional symbols of Valentine’s Day are wonderful in their own right, we also believe that the deepest, most lasting, most meaningful relationships should be commemorated with something as enduring as your love.

Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite pairings— so this season, you can wear your heart on your sleeve, and on your wrist.

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