This year, Longines paid tribute to Indian actress and model Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, ambassador of the brand since 1999, with an exclusive limited-edition watch produced in five pieces.
The rectangular case, inspired by a model from the 1920s, combines rose gold with diamonds to luxurious effect.
Yet it is the exquisite turquoise dial overlaid with a design representing an Indian mandala finely engraved in white mother of pearl complete with diamond indexes that makes this limited-edition timepiece truly remarkable.
The level of detail is nothing short of breath-taking and provides a fitting celebration of this enduring partnership.
Worn on a leather strap in matching turquoise, this miniature artwork for the wrist is powered by a quartz movement.
Numbered and limited to five pieces, the number 1 watch is kept at the brand’s Museum in Saint-Imier, while the watch bearing the number 5 adorns Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s wrist.