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California Chrome Denied the Triple Crown

June 8, 2014 | Longines

California Chrome Denied the Triple Crown

Conditions were perfect on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The sun was out, humidity was low and it was in the 70s to 80s throughout the day. Over 100,000 people turned out to watch the 146th annual Belmont Stakes, and to potentially witness California Chrome make history and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.


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Introducing the Longines Heritage Dive collection

May 21, 2014 | Dive Time, Longines

Introducing the Longines Heritage Dive collection

Longines has just announced another collection within their Heritage watch line, which consists of remakes of historic models. These models are very faithful to the originals, like this one. The Longines Heritage Dive Chronograph, for example, is similar to the original, except where the vintage Valjoux 72 powered timepiece had a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, the new model has a date in its place. Also it now says “Swiss Made” as opposed to “T-Swiss-T.” And, it has a modern ETA automatic movement in place of the manually wound Valjoux 72.


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Introducing the Longines Conquest Heritage 1954-2014

May 16, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Longines

Introducing the Longines Conquest Heritage 1954-2014

At Baselworld 2014, Longines introduced a throwback collection called the Conquest Heritage 1954-2014 — contrary to the majority of heritage timepieces we see today, this is a spitting image of the original, right down to the 35 mm diameter case. Being 2014, it of course has a modern movement, but apart from that, virtually everything else is the same.


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Introducing the Longines Heritage 1973

December 17, 2013 | Longines

Introducing the Longines Heritage 1973

Longines just announced an all new retro style chronograph is a cool cushion-shaped case. The Longines Heritage 1973 case is stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter, with a choice of a silvered or black dial.


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The Longines Heritage Military 1938 collection

June 18, 2013 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Longines

The Longines Heritage Military 1938 collection

Longines recently launched a new collection based on designs from military watches produced in the 1930s. The Longines Military Heritage 1938 collection consists of three watches — the 3 Hand, 24-Hour and Chronograph model — which all have a simple layout with large white Arabic numerals and a minute track that contrasts the matte black dial, and is very easy to read. Moreover, the hour and minute hands, as well as the indices, have been coated with luminous material, for excellent legibility even in low light.


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The Triple Crown - Longines the Official Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes & Belmont Stakes

May 21, 2013 | Longines

The Triple Crown - Longines the Official Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes & Belmont Stakes

After watching Orb win the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, as guests of Longines, we were invited again this past weekend to watch the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. With 3-5 odds going into the race, Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, was the clear favorite. However, it was the underdog, Oxbow, who placed sixth at the Kentucky Derby, and was a 15-1 longshot to win the Preakness, who stole the show. On Saturday, at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, ridden by 50-year old veteran Gary Stevens, Oxbow dashed Orb’s Triple Crown hopes with a first place finish.


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