Longines is headquartered in the Swiss town of Saint-Imier since 1832. It is an expert in the field of watchmaking, combining traditions, elegance and technical excellence in their timepieces.
The timeline of the brand is closely connected with the name of Auguste Agassi, who, like many others, established partnership relations with the so-called comptoirs – Swiss watch making & selling enterprises. At that time, the company made watches in the "établissage" way by engaging watchmakers who worked at home. In 1867, the nephew of Agassi Ernest Francillon took over the management of the company. He decided to abandon this way of production and unite the watchmakers working for his industry, under one roof. That is how the Longines factory was born.
It is not for nothing that the winged hourglass is the Longines logo. It is the official timekeeper of international sports competitions and world championships, and the partner of international sports federations as well. The brand is the part of the Swatch Group Ltd., the world leader of the watch market.