At the time of the Lunar New Year of the Horse, the famous Swiss watchmaker Longines invited contemporary ink artist Xu Lei to launch a limited-edition horse year notebook to continue to interpret the indissoluble bond between the brand and the horse. The cover of the ink painting ‘Night in the Day’ created by Xu Lei in 2011. The white horse does not have a saddle, no reins, a dynamic atmosphere, and a free and elegant posture, which coincides with the elegance of Longines for more than 180 years. Time is like a white horse, and people’s pursuit of freedom and beauty has remained unchanged forever. Just like Longines’s “elegant attitude, true personality”, a notebook accompanies you for a unique and unforgettable time, letting you experience freedom and elegance. The ultimate beauty.
Longines invites contemporary ink artist Xu Lei to create a limited edition horse year notebook
The horses in Xu Lei’s writings do not have saddles and reins. The free and elegant posture coincides with the elegance of Longines for more than 180 years.
The relationship between Longines and horses can be traced back to 1878. At that time, the brand produced a chronograph stopwatch that was enough to be recorded in history. This stopwatch was engraved with a rider and his mount. Since then, the Longines brand and the A long-standing understanding of horses and equestrian sports. The equestrian sport has always been popular in the noble lords, showing an elegant posture between minutes and seconds, and is breathtakingly convincing with a smart beauty. This time together with Xu Lei is another innovation cooperation of Longines in inheriting the brand tradition. As a leading figure in the field of contemporary ink painting, Xu Lei is good at innovating. His works not only have exquisite and elegant aesthetic appearance, but also have wide cultural significance. Just like the white horse in his pen, it is elegant and agile and lifelike, and it is full of people’s longing for beauty and freedom.
With the concentration, precision and experience that perfectly meet the requirements of equestrian competitions, Longines has specialized in equestrian sports for nearly a century, and has created many classic elegant watches for this aristocratic sport and a series of top events. The Longines Conquest Classic is a brand dedicated to equestrianism, which is a sport that coexists with elegance and speed. It explains Longines’ passion for equestrianism for nearly a century, while incorporating modern technology and precision.
Longines Compat Series Stainless Steel Rose Gold Chronograph Men’s Watch Watch Number: L2.718.104.22.168 Price: RMB 38,200
As a partner of many of the world’s most prestigious equestrian sports, Longines has been committed to launching a watch that can be worn at the moment of the most exciting horse racing on the equestrian field. This 41mm chronograph stopwatch, stainless steel and rose gold case and bracelet, with built-in L688 column wheel movement. The black dial is engraved with an Arabic numeral scale and 11 luminous small scales, displaying hours and minutes, a small second hand at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute cumulative dial at 3 o’clock, and a 12-hour cumulative dial at 6 o’clock. The display window is set at 4:30. Like all models in the Compaq series, this watch is water-resistant to 5 atmospheres and has a spiral back with sapphire crystal.
Watch number L2.722.214.171.124
Movement Mechanical self-winding movement with column wheel chronograph stopwatch
L688 movement (ETA A08.L01)
13¼ law minutes, 27 jewel bearings, vibration frequency 28’800 times / hour
Power reserve: 54 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, date, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Central chronograph seconds hand
30-minute cumulative dial at 3 o’clock
12-hour cumulative dial at 6 o’clock
Case Round, 41 mm diameter
Stainless steel rose gold case
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Spiral sapphire crystal case back
Waterproof function 5 atmospheric pressure (50 meters)
Dial Black dial, 1 luminous Arabic numerals and 11 luminous small scales
Hands Rose gold hands, hour and minute hands with long-lasting luminous treatment
Bracelet / Bracelet Stainless steel rose gold bracelet with triple folding safety clasp