Longines Watches in Glasgow: Buy and sell in McTear's Watches Auctions


Posted in: Watches
Posted on: 21 January 2015
Longines Watches in Glasgow: Buy and sell in McTear's Watches Auctions With its beginnings in 1832, Longines is a highly regarded Swiss watch makers. In the company’s long history they have become prominent in the realms of sport and aviation.

At the Federal Gymnastics Festival that took place in Basel in 1912, Longines used newly devised electromechanical sports timing equipment and have provided similar equipment for the Olympic Games fourteen times. Focussing on the display of athletes’ times, the company developed several innovative pieces of equipment. This expertise was used in a similar manner in the United States in stadia such as that of the New York Yankees. During the late 1970s and into the 1980s, Longines were official sponsors of the Los Angeles Lakers. The relationship with the USA was not newly formed in the twentieth century however. In 1846, head of the company Auguste Agassiz used his contacts in America to sell the brand there and it was very successful.

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh made a non-stop flight from New York to Paris making him the first person to being in the two cities on consecutive days. Lindbergh was a friend of one of the Longines directors and following this flight he designed a watch for pilots in flight. A form of the watch is still being manufactured today.

To discuss selling or buying Longines or any other brand of watch contact Sarah or Elaine on 0141 810 2800 or email auction@mctears.co.uk


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