Saturday, August 31, 2013
Longines, the world renowned Swiss watch manufacturer based in Saint-Imier, has been dipping in its 180-year old archives to come up with another fantastic re-edition of its famous classic timepieces. The brand’s newest re-do of its 1960’s classic has a name that is quite a mouthful – Expeditions Polaires Francaises- Missions Paul-Emile Victor, and a make that is equally interesting. The 38.5mm highly polished case has a nice and simple profile that brings to attention the overall design of the watch – silvery white dial marked with dark hands and SuperLuminova numeral indicators; a good retro-sized crown that facilitates easy winding and sports the unmistakable Longines winged logo; curved lugs that lets the 9mm thin case comfortably hug the wrist; and leather bracelets that complete the classic and sophisticated Expeditions Polaires Francaises look. Inside it is the extremely reliable Longines L619 base-caliber adjustable movement that performs with great accuracy. It is a flawless re-edition that pays homage to Longines’ watchmaking heritage while it utilizes the industry’s most modern technology.
Check it out at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.