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Longines Flagship Ref. L4.974.4.12.6

$1,625

New Longines 38.5mm Flagship, White Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet, Ref. L4.974.4.12.6

Longines launched the Flagship series in 1957, following their Conquest series. Today, this timeless collection has a wide range of dials and sizes, each with a self-winding caliber. The Flagship collection is designed to feature classic and robust watches with a variety of choices. This Flagship features a white dial with silver polished hands, and a date complication under a sapphire crystal. Under display thanks to the sapphire exhibition case back is the self winding L888 caliber movement offering 72 hours of power reserve. The stainless steel watch on a stainless steel bracelet makes it both a robust and attractive watch.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Band Type

Bracelet

Brand

Longines

Caliber

L888

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

38.5mm

Caseback

Exhibition

Clasp

Butterfly

Complication

Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

White

Movement

Automatic

Size

35mm – 39mm

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Item ID0005309
Model #L4.974.4.12.6
Model NameFlagship
Serial Number5185XXXX

Description

Because its trademark winged hourglass is the watch world’s oldest trademark, a person could understandably believe that Longines is the oldest watch company, although that is not the case. Formed in 1832 as a small workshop that assembled watches, it was not until later that the company grew into the brand we know as Longines. In 1867, Longines built a factory on a site that would give the company its name, a site known locally as “Les Longines,” (the long-meadows.) Longines blossomed in the meadows and by 1929, had won an amazing ten Grand Prix awards. A Grand Prix was a competition between watchmakers where they presented watches of high degree of accuracy and complication. When these exhibitions ceased, Longines had won more than any other watch company. Longines had a long association with aviators, including Charles Lindberg that was largely based on an innovative watch that used a calibrated bezel to calculate longitude in flight. But their remarkable aviation success was surpassed when in 1936, they developed what many believe to be one of the finest chronograph movements ever designed, the caliber 13ZN. The SWATCH group gave life to the company when quartz movements replaced the more expensive mechanical movements. Today, Longines continues as a brand known for producing affordable and well-crafted timepieces in keeping with its long tradition. Its heritage in aviation and exploration on the land and sea is celebrated with the reintroduction of the Longines celebrated historical models.