Longines’ 180th Anniversary exhibition (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
(22 October, 2012 – Hong Kong) Founded in Saint-Imier in 1832, Longines, the Swiss watchmaker known for its watchmaking expertise and winged hourglass emblem, presents the "Longines in Saint-Imier: A Multi-sensory Journey into Watchmaking Tradition" Exhibition at 2/F Lobby, Times Square in Causeway Bay between 22 and 28 October to pay tribute to its origin and celebrate its 180th anniversary. Aaron Kwok, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, and Ms. Karen Au Yeung, Vice-President of Longines Hong Kong, jointly inaugurated the journey of discovery at this jubilant moment.
The exhibition transports visitors to Saint-Imier, the town where the story of Longines began, through images, texts and sounds to witness the development of Longines’ watchmaking know-how and the masterly craftsmanship that has been forged in the local workshop for nearly two centuries. Among the 20 exceptional timepieces showcased, 12 antique models have first time travelled from the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier to Hong Kong. Other special editions of the contemporary models and the new Longines Saint-Imier Collection are also featured, presenting the watchmaker’s 180 years of horological expertise and tradition. Longines presented Aaron with the Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary Limited Edition in rose gold (value $84,500) as a surprise to celebrate his upcoming birthday.