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Our 6 Favourite Longines Watches Of 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, we’re looking back at our favourite Longines watches of the year. The famous Swiss brand possesses over 190 years of watchmaking history, and we’ve managed to narrow it down to six timeless expressions that you could call our favourites.

These watches transcend boundaries of function, gender, style and performance to become pieces you won’t want to remove whether you’re 10,000 metres above sea level or 300 metres below its surface. But for most of us, these alluring watches are guaranteed to make an impression when worn during personal and professional conquests, and although the quality is second to none, the extended 5-year warranty on each of these timepieces gives the wearer that extra peace of mind.

Presenting our six favourite Longines timepieces of 2021:

Longines Avigation BigEye

Released as a tribute to the greatest moments in aviation, the Longines Aviation BigEye is designed around the importance of visibility. With bright colours, large numerals and an oversized 30-minute counter, the wearer will have no trouble discerning details at a glance while drawing the attention of passersby.

BigEye is a reissue of a chronograph that featured a classic 1930’s design, enhanced for 2021 with a petrol blue dial and titanium construction. With a 66 hour power reserve and impressive water resistance, take this timepiece flying, diving or on everyday adventures, and it’s sure to be a reliable companion.

Movement: Automatic
Dimensions: 41mm
Power reserve: 66 hours
Water resistance: 3 bar (30m)
Price: $5,125

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Longines HydroConquest

The Longines HydroConquest is dedicated to adventure-seekers looking for a high-performance timepiece that combines technical innovation and elegance. This stainless steel expression caters for both men and women, with the gold hands and ceramic bezel trim complementing the Sunray dial. These regal yet sleek aspects work in unison to break through gender boundaries.

Visibility is key with the HydroConquest. The large numerals are illuminated by Super-LumiNova and designed to be legible at great depths. With water resistance to 300 metres, this can certainly become a reality for those looking to explore hidden realms of the deep. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds and date, and the power reserve comes in at 72 hours.

Movement: Automatic
Dimensions: 41mm
Power reserve: 72 hours
Water resistance: 30 bar (300m)
Price: $2,725

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Longines Master Collection (Men’s)

Since 2005, the Longines Master Collection has combined exceptional quality with classical elegance for a growing range of standout timepieces. Equipped with hours, minutes, seconds and a moon-phase dial at 6 o’clock, this self-winding watch is all class. The simple elegance on display makes this the perfect collection for everyday wear or for when you’re looking to make a lasting impression.

The stainless steel case houses Longines’ renowned L899 Caliber automatic movement adored through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Its timeless appeal pushes through 2021, and we’ll continue to favour this range for years to come.

Movement: Automatic
Dimensions: 42mm
Power reserve: 72 hours
Water resistance: 3 bar (30m)
Price: $3,650

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Longines Master Collection (Women’s)

Man of Many is foremost an outlet for empowering modern men to make positive investments in themselves. However, our tight-knit team consists of both genders, and we’re committed to diversity in our coverage. The same can be said for Longines, who extends the Master Collection with timepieces designed for discerning women.

The women’s Master Collection carries many of the same elegant traits as the male expressions, with a slimmer build, vibrant colours and regal materials. Take the timepiece featured above. The white mother of pearl face is elevated by the use of diamond indexes and polished silvered hands. The caseback remains transparent for idolising the movement within. But arguably, the eye-catching red alligator strap is what draws the attention of envious onlookers.

Movement: Automatic
Dimensions: 41mm
Power reserve: 72 hours
Water resistance: 3 bar (30m)
Price: $4,175

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Longines Spirit

Forged from titanium, the Longines Spirit is an aviation timepiece built to withstand the speed, pressures and forces pilots face during their aerial pursuits. The combination of a strong, sophisticated aesthetic and state-of-the-art technology gives this new Longines model exceptional character. It successfully captures the pioneering spirit of early pilots and the watchmaker’s origins to become one of our favourite watches of 2021.

The Spirit is masculine in appearance, with the titanium construction extending to the strap. Despite its modern automatic movement and materials, the large Arabic numerals give this watch a classic look and feel. A precise chronometer gives you the means to accurately measure lap times using the uniquely red Gilt hand. It’s another win for the winged hourglass brand.

Movement: Automatic
Dimensions: 40mm
Power reserve: 72 hours
Water resistance: 10 bar (100m)
Price: $4,475

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Longines DolceVita

Dolce Vita is a popular Italian expression that means “sweet life,” and you’re surely on your way to achieving this goal if sporting a timeless expression like the Longines watch above. Thanks to its softened lines and refined shape, the Longines DolceVita represents the simple, elegant Italian way of life.

Painted Roman numerals are present on a flinqué dial. Functions include hours, minutes, and seconds read via steel hands. There’s also a square date display at 6 o’clock, so there’s no need to whip out the smartphone when double-checking details. The Longines DolceVita is a far cry from the robust timepieces featured above, and yet, this new variation impresses on multiple fronts. It’s both charming and representative of the ‘sweeter things’ in life.

Movement: Automatic
Dimensions: 28.20 X 47.00 mm
Power reserve: 72 hours
Water resistance: 3 bar (30m)
Price: $2,400

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