Longines stages an exhibition to celebrate turning 185 years old

Longines stages an exhibition to celebrate turning 185 years old

Tradition, performance, elegance

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Follow the timeline of Longines’ rich history on the occasion of the brand’s 185th anniversary with an exhibition at VivoCity

Celebrating 185 years old of existing is a pretty big deal, especially if you're a pioneering founder of many a horological feat — and is still continuing to lead at the head of the pack with state-of-the-art novelties. With such longstanding history, Longines is now inviting one and all to celebrate its 185th anniversary with an exhibition that retraces its fascinating footsteps from 1832 to 2017.

Besides expounding the origin behind the iconic winged hourglass logo, and featuring a range of top-notch archival photographs, posters and film, visitors can also discover a choice display of vintage Longines watches to marvel at. Close-ups with these historical timepieces flown in from the Longines Museum include the maison's very first solid pocket watches, its second-generation extra flat versions, and 19th century ladies' wristwatches. As the innovative change maker that mechanised watches at the turn of the century and launched avant-garde quartz timepieces, the Longines 185th anniversary exhibition is a jaunt through the evolution of watchmaking you best hike down to if you don't want to get case of horology FOMO.

Check out some of the pieces you'll be seeing at the exhibition:

The Longines exhibition runs from 17 to 22 October at Marina Square, Central Atrium, and 14 to 19 November at VivoCity, Central Court A.