Longines Symphonette is the Saint-Imier watchmaker’s delicate, refined collection. Slender and elegant in their oval cases, and featuring watch straps characterized by their great flexibility, Longines Smphonette watches are the image of feminine sensuality. During the 1940s and 1950s, the Longines Symphonette was a renowned classical orchestra with a large audience on the air waves of American and Canadian radio stations every night.
By reinterpreting a vintage look in a subtly elegant way, the Longines Symphonette holds a distinctively unique place in the brand’s current collection. It is inspired by the many very small dress watches that made Longines so successful at the beginning of the 20th century – small sizes that adjust comfortably and snugly to a woman’s wrist.
This original collection, launched in 2015, is named after the Longines Symphonette, a symphony orchestra, formed by the brand, that performed daily on the airwaves of American and Canadian radio stations during the 1940s and 1950s.
Available in two sizes, S and M (18.90 x 29.40 mm and 21.90 x 34.00 mm), and sometimes set with 56 diamonds, the Longines Symphonette proposes three dials: silver-coloured “flinqué” with Roman numerals, white mother-of-pearl with diamond indexes, or white mother-of-pearl finely inlaid with Arabic numerals.
The latter dial, a hallmark of the Longines Symphonette collection, is a contemporary reinterpretation of the spirit of Art Deco that influenced Longines‘s collections at the beginning of the 20th century.
The finely braided “rice grain” style watch straps with diamond-shaped links perfectly fits women’s wrists and complement the various timepieces of the Longines Symphonette collection.
Depending on the model, the watch straps are either completely stainless steel or two-toned, the stainless steel pieces alternating with pieces capped in 18 karat rose gold.
Distinctly feminine, Longines Symphonette watches adorn the wrists of those for whom time is not a mere detail.