Did you know that the famous physicist and one of the two pillars of modern physics, Albert Einstein, has a timepiece collection? Yes, and it is the line-up of Longines watches. It was featured in an article from Watchonista that the genius physicist has three timepiece collection. Take a short look first at Sir Albert Einstein’s life story.
Professor Albert was famous for being a “successful dropout”. However, he’s not a rebel just like everybody thinks about him. At a young age, he did quit school in Germany but that was because he wants to follow his parents who were in Italy at that time. Before his pulling out of school, he already made a plan for his future. He enrolled in a Swiss school where he finished his formal schooling. He likes Switzerland so much causing him to renounce his German nationality to become a Swiss citizen. After graduation, he wasn’t able to be employed permanently because his aversion to authority causes disappointment to the authorized personnel in the institution making them dislike him. So he became a temporary teacher and private tutor for the time being.
After that, he got a spot in the Swiss Patent Office in Bern where he was using his first timepiece collection. In 1921, he received the Nobel prize in Physics. During his fame in Germany, Nazis occurred causing him to settle in the US permanently. It was that moment when his second timepiece makes a scene.
He hated luxury clothing, much likely to wear loose pants, baggy pullovers, with no socks. He didn’t place much significance on material things and owned seldom own items of value except for his timepiece collection. His collection is no match in today’s standard but his watches are just some of the most collectible timepieces existing nowadays. Here are the Longines watches that are also capable of being exceptional and elegant.
Record Collection – Australian Limited Edition
Refined Longines Watches like the 38.50 mm automatic stainless steel watch with a white mother-of-pearl dial combines classic elegance and excellence, dreaming to be the front lines of the brand. A masterpiece with movement including a single-crystal silicon stable spring with distinctive facts and figures. Its round case is made up of a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside and a total of 0.624 ct 52 Top Wesselton IF-VVS diamonds. The white alligator strap is with a triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism. This watch is perfectly associated with cleanliness, purity, and positivity.
The enlivening 38.50 mm Flagship Heritage watch in the black dial is inspired by the pioneering experiences of Longines watchmaking. The making of this timepiece is purely based on expertise and this model demonstrates the continuity of the original and trailblazing quality and styles of the watches. The round case is made up of a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside and stainless steel material. The movement is automatic and in self-winding mechanical beating at 28’800 vibrations per hour and providing 42 hours of power reserve. The water resistance can last up to 3 bar. The black alligator strap with buckle epitomizes the certainty and authority of the model.
The quintessence of classicism in watchmaking can be observed in the 38.50 mm Présence Heritage in silver dial with 18 ct pink gold likely indicating good health and youth. The round case is made up of a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with a transparent case back and water resistance up to 3 bar. The silver dial has an hour marker in painted Arabic numerals and blued steel hands. It has a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. The brown alligator strap with buckle exemplifies strength, resilience, and reliability.
The Longines Weems Second-Setting Watch
This model was a tribute to the wayfinding and seamanship structure formulated by Captain Philip van Horn Weems. The breathtaking 47.50 mm watch in the white lacquered polished dial is a heritage watch possessing the original and undying quality of the brand. Its round case is made up of stainless steel materials, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, and a transparent case back, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside. The functions include hours, minutes, seconds, internal rotating silvered dial for synchronization of the second’s hand with a radio time signal, and rotating bezel to adjust to daily variations of the equation of time. The brown alligator strap with buckle signifies security.
The Longines Elegant Collection
The Longines Elegant Collection in Sunray blue dial perfectly defines elegance. The elegance of Longines can not only be seen in the product but also in its communication as its famous slogan “Elegance is an attitude” now takes place. This 39 mm watch is a perfect embodiment of the classical design and sleek lines of typical Longines. With a round case made up of stainless steel and sapphire crystal glass, this model is sure to be scratch-free. The stainless steel strap with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism buckle typifies the vigor and brilliance of the wearer.
Just like Albert Einstein’s, the watches mentioned can be fitted perfectly to the wrists even if the owner is not into fashion or stylish outlooks. It does not only represents elegance but brilliance and wisdom as well. Choosing Longines watches is a great decision if you are into sophistication, class, and perception. We hope that this post has helped you learn a thing or two about the rich history of Longines watches!