Longines L4.7220.127.116.11 “La Grande Classique” Gents Stainless Steel Blue Dial Bracelet Watch
“Laa Grande Classique” Gents Stainless Steel Blue Dial Bracelet Watch
Product Code: L4.718.104.22.168
Collection: La Grande Classique
Dial Colour: Blue
Dial Shape: Round
Dial Feature: None
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Width: 37mm
Case Feature: Crown
Case Back: Solid
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Hour Indicator: Batons
Water Resistance: 50 Metres
Warranty: 2 Years
Conquest is the quintessential expression of the brand’s sporting elegance. Special attention went into the aesthetics of the bezel, the cabochon crown and the links. A subtle blend of preformance and elegance. The Longines Conquest includes technical features that meet the requirements of the most demanding sportsmen and women. Both sober and sophisticated, these models are guaranteed to catch the eye at the most fashionable soirees as well as in the stands of prestigious horse races.
The Saint-Imier watchmaking establishment is founded by Auguste Agassiz, brother of the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz. Auguste and his two partners made and sold watches with crown-wheel escapements similar to those produced by the Swiss watchmaking industry in general. In 1846 Agassiz became the head of the company. thanks to his family contacts in the United States, it was hugely successful abroad. 1852 Ernest Francillion, Auuste Agassiz’s nephew joined Saint – Imier. He was a qualified economist and slowly took over the business.
1867 was a turning point for the Longines factory that was based in Saint-Imier. As the first 20A movement was produced. This calibre has an anchor escapement, as well as a pendant widing and setting mechanism. This won an award at the University Exhibition in Paris. 1878 the chronograph movement with the 20H calibre was made. It was patented by Alfred Lugrin. This was the first precise timing mechanism produced by Longines.