Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017: an exceptional anniversary timepiece
Longines celebrates this year the 60th anniversary of its first Flagship collection.
This timepiece was inspired by a Flagship model kept in the Swiss watchmaker’s headquarters, favoured by Longines’ Ambassador of Elegance, Kate Winslet. Available in steel, yellow gold or rose gold, these numbered and limited-edition models display a flagship on the back, as did the original pieces. The classic steel case is adorned with rose gold detailing, the dial features prominent yet warm numerals and sunburst details with Longines logo and a subtle Flagship italic chic model name. The subtle 6 0’clock rose gold second hand brushes time in its purest essence.
Longines sold its first Flagship in 1957, and ever since, the collection has met with lasting success. This timeless watch, with its white dial, thin profile and fine fasteners, quickly won over Longines clients. A perfect blend of technical mastery and subdued elegance, the Flagship owes its name to the ship upon which the flag of the fleet’s commander in chief snaps in the wind. A symbol of Longines’ wishes for this new collection, this caravel is stamped on the back of Flagship watches.
It was Longines Ambassador of Elegance herself, Kate Winslet, who chose the face of this anniversary timepiece. This is the timepiece from which Longines drew inspiration for the subdued and chic dial of this anniversary edition.
Available in steel, yellow gold or rose gold, the numbered timekeepers house an L609 mechanical calibre in their 38.5 mm case. Exclusive timepieces, the gold versions are limited to 60 watches while the steel versions are limited to 1957 watches. The brushed silvery dial is adorned with 8 indexes and 4 Arabic numerals, in yellow gold or rose gold colours. As with the original timepieces, the back of these commemorative watches bears a stamped caravel – the flagship. A brown leather watch strap completes this exceptional timepiece.