Taking inspiration from stirrups, horseshoes and the distinct arches of the racetracks, Longines Equestrian watches are divine interpretations of the horse racing world, enriched of course by the brand’s passion for meticulous manufacture. The timepieces are even fitted with leather bands that mimic the feel and texture of the high quality saddles used for the elite in the equestrian industry.
Longines Equestrian watches were developed in such a thoughtful and careful way, that any watch lover, regardless of their involvement or interest in horse racing, would find it difficult not to marvel at. The mechanical in-house manufactured movements were designed to beat to the rhythm of time, merging with the pace of the horse’s hooves on the track. The unique collection takes inspirational cues from the olde-worlde side to the sport, whilst the precision of Swiss watchmaking is still very much a modern celebrated quality within each timepiece.
Longines Equestrian watches feature a variety of different dials – some jet black with beautiful diamond dot hour markers, others mother of pearl accompanied by elegant blue steeled hands which add an injection of colour into the design and compliment the brown of the leather straps, which secure the timepiece to the lady’s wrist. Longines Equestrian watches also showcase unique lug designs that replicate the look of horseshoes. Whilst many horse riders will appreciate the down-to-earth, solid feel of these luxury watches, others who prefer to attend annual horse racing shows, will instantly fall in love the undeniable elegance of a Longines Equestrian watch. Once strapped to the wrist with an exquisitely polished buckle, those ladies of luxurious lifestyles will feel more than comfortable sipping a glass of champagne whilst the iridescent dusty pinks and pearly blues of a mother of pearl dial, glisten in the Saturday afternoon sunlight.
Longines Equestrian watches are also developed by experts at the brand’s design studios to stand the test of time. Built for stamina, endurance and longevity, like the race horses that inspire this collection, the watches are robust and ready for any challenge ahead. Longines choose a hard wearing sapphire crystal glass front to show off the finest elements of each dial. The glass has undergone the brand’s anti reflective and scratch resistant treatment in order to allow the lady a clear view into the lens of some of Longines’ finest craftsmanship. Function wise; the timepieces offer a neat date aperture which is often seen at 3 o’clock. The date of the black 26mm Longines Equestrian watch for example, is dressed against a striking white background to enhance legibility for the wearer.
Of course, a Longines watch would not be a Longines watch without the execution of a comfortable, traditional leather band. The black leather straps fit elegantly around the contours of the lady’s wrist, offering a casual yet smart finish to any attire. Ideal as a day-to-day companion, Longines Equestrian watches have the ability to spruce up any evening attire also. The choice of dial material and perfectly round polished bezel adds a touch of sophistication to a formal suit, a beautiful black evening dress or an office outfit effortlessly.