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Longines La Grande Classique

Stylish as well as functional, Longines offers a light and delicate selection for its La Grande Classique collection. Ideal for social events as well as everyday use, this range is effortlessly grandeur. At Wallace Allan, we have a whole host of the stunning timepieces just for you.

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History of Longines La Grande Classique watches

By the 1980s, Longines had already been operating for over 100 years. In the first century of their existence, a lot had changed about the brand. From early beginnings making pocket watches in Switzerland to becoming a household name, Longines was famous for its elegant products and innovations in watchmaking technology. 

 

As the late 1970s approached, the company decided to launch a new collection. Longines had already begun experimenting with thinner watches, and in 1979 it released the first-ever piece that was less than 2mm thick. The Feuille d’Or (Gold Leaf) was a quartz watch that stood at just 1.98mm wide and marked yet another technological breakthrough for the company. 

 

In order to achieve its slight frame, Longines had invested in revolutionary technology which allowed the mechanics of the watch to be incorporated in a much smaller way. Three years later and the Agassiz line was launched. Named after the brand’s founder, this range featured a number of much thinner watches complete with 18-carat gold frames. From here the La Grande Classique range was born. 

 

Officially launched in 1992, It proved to be an instant success with customers and critics alike going mad for the new ultra-thin design. Today, Longines La Grande Classique remains hugely popular and can be purchased in a number of styles and colours. With variations available for both men and women the line is designed to celebrate Longines’ timeless sophistication. 

 

Top models of Longines La Grande Classique watches

One of Longines most iconic collections to date, the La Grande Classique range is full of fantastic models. 

 

Take the Longines La Grande Classique Two Tone Sunray Dial 29mm, the combination of gold and silver on the metallic strap makes it striking while remaining effortlessly sophisticated. The stylish brown dial also ensures it stands out despite the minimalist look. 

 

The Longines La Grande Classique Blue 29mm will sit prettily on your wrist in a manner that perfectly represents the brand’s sophisticated values. Its water resistance and sapphire glass ensure it is a great choice for every occasion.