For a considerable number of watch fans, there are two brands of antique watches that not only occupy half of the collection, but they also play a significant role in the development of watch history along the river. These two brands It is Longines and Omega. In the same year, their movement technology and market performance were comparable, saying that it was a glorious moment in the Swiss watch industry in the 1950s and 1960s. When I started to like Tibetan watches, I would unconsciously pay attention to the past history of these watch brands to measure their value. There is no history of antique watches, even if the quality is good, its collection value is greatly reduced, and even can only be reduced to simply show off the quality of antiques. And Longines, its history and story, is one of the reasons why the antique watch with a large amount of surviving today has become a popular collection, and also allows today’s brand to continue the DNA of the past.
Speaking of ‘sports watch’, the timing function is out of the question. The modern movement watch, Longines has not placed an order.
Chronograph is still a work worthy of Longines today, both style and practicality
Lao Sheng often talked about, watches and clocks in the 1950s and 1960s were a symbol of status and status. Modeling became the driving force of various brands, because the accuracy of the movement was limited by the materials and workmanship of the time, and technology became the killer of individual brands. The styles of Longines and Omega at that time were called for elegance and style. In fact, from today’s aesthetic perspective, they are all small watch faces, all ‘elegant’. From the technical point of view of the movement, the hand-wound movement Omega has ’30T’ and Longines has ’23Z’; automatic movement, Omega has ‘5’ series, and the Cal. 990 movement launched by Longines in 1977 is called It is the last glory of Longines. Nowadays, because of its thickness of only 2.95 mm, the design specifications of the double spring drum can be said to be the perfect ending of the era of mechanical movements. Thinking back then, the spirit of spirit, competition, and splendor, are not only the Huashan Sword in the era of mechanical watches. Longines first launched the 19CH movement with a 30-minute timekeeping function in 1878, which became the first movement in history to be accurate to 1/5 seconds. It was logically used in the 1896 Athens Olympic Games. Longines was the official timekeeper of the nine Winter Olympics from 1952 to 1992 and the Olympic Games from 1972 to 1988. Until the subsequent omega intervention, this was Longines’ proud performance in the history of sports timing.
米 Omega has ‘Constellation’ and ‘Hippocampus’, Longines also has ‘Flagship Flagship’ and ‘Conquest’. In fact, the literal translation of ‘Conquest’ means ‘conquest’. Perhaps this literal translation is not ‘elegant’ enough. Omega and Longines were both civilian daily watches, with large quantities and affordable prices, so today it is not easy to find a well-made antique Longines. The most obvious example is the chronograph, which is a boutique in Longines antique watches. The price is still high today, and it is difficult to obtain coins. The 1940s was a period when Longines began to enter the stable and mature stage of its movement development. For example, the 30CH movement after 19CH has been impeccable in terms of craftsmanship and technology. However, since the 1970s, Longines has started to use the Valjoux 72 self-winding movement from outside the factory. The self-produced 30CH movement has withdrawn from the stage of history. Of course, not only the 30CH movement, but also other self-produced ones Movements, such as the rare North American railway dedicated RR280 movement. At the same time, Omega, although slightly more famous, was both a ‘Bo Zhong’ and a co-advancing player. The so-called ‘invincible is the most lonely.’
Twenty or thirty years ago, the hottest days of the ‘self-produced’ movement were not continued, and the light of Longines is still memorable. The desire to survive in the market has become the last driving force for maintaining the brand. The self-produced movement that excessively consumes its own resources can only be replaced by the flat and beautiful ETA universal movement. Although the afterglow is still there today, it is only on the auction floor. antique. When Peter Yu shines, special times always need to find representative works that can be represented, and those that are not represented may be more exciting. At this time, Bo Zhong was gone, and each was wonderful. Today’s Longines can show fashion elegance, not necessarily noble and noble.