Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended in the Classic Watch of the Year category was the Longines Saint-Imier.
This steel model from Longines’ 2012 Saint-Imier collection pays homage to the brand’s roots in the village of Saint-Imier – a place that has been central to Longines’ development since it was founded in 1832.
In celebration, Longines has launched a collection of mechanical timepieces designed to showcase the brand’s core values of tradition, elegance and sport.
This, the most classically styled timepiece in the range, sums up the heritage of the brand’s watchmaking.
It has a 41mm steel case, a silvered dial and traditional railway-track minute circle, a self-winding movement, a power reserve of 42 hours and a smart brown leather strap.
A safe yet commercial wristwatch from a name that many regard as a legacy watchmaker.
To see a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2012 issue, which was published in June, click here.