La Grande Classique de Longines symbolizes the ancient aesthetic style of the brand known around the globe for its winged hourglass logo. The thinness of the uniquely designed case means this collection has a historic sense of beauty. With all the beauty of the original creations, the watches in this family sit on the wrists of those who adore accuracy. Minimal and sophisticated, this stunning line of watches from Longines see the ladies watch elevated to art form. La Grande Classique de Longines is a timelessly beautiful ladies watch that possesses a strikingly simple, elegant design. Reliable but never boring, the Grande Classique is a true standout model in the oeuvre of this classic brand.
Indeed, this is one of the oldest aesthetic traditions in the world, with the Swiss brand a true grand old dame of horology. Longines Les Grande Classique is blessed with an elegant and retro styled stainless steel bracelet with a triple folding security clasp and special opening mechanism, the 24mm stainless steel case has a lovely polished bezel that highlights its soft and ladylike aesthetic.
Underneath the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the gorgeous watch face features painted Roman numeral hour markers, and soft hands. Water resistant to 30m, this gorgeous watch is fuelled by a Calibre L209 quartz movement. With all the looks of the original timepieces that informed the family, this amazing watch has an ultra-slim look that appears elegant on all wrists.
Longines now has outlets in over 150 countries. When Auguste Agassiz came into the game of watches, never could he have imagined that Longines would grow into one of the world’s most famous brands. The Longines Universe is built on the values and the philosophy of the winged hourglass brand, the many events in which it is involved, as well as the celebrities that represent the brand all over the world. The Swiss watchmaker supports many sporting events throughout the world, and has become a true symbol of passion and striving for excellence.
A Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor, Australian-born Simon Baker has an impressive background that spans both film and television, capturing the attention of audiences worldwide. He can currently be seen playing ‘Patrick Jane’ in the hugely popular series The Mentalist. His performance has earned him both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series. The Mentalist is one of the networks highest rated shows, breaking viewing records right out of the gate.
In 2012, Simon Baker was seen in Margin Call, a thriller which revolves around the key players at an investment banking firm during a 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
In 2010, Baker was seen in director Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me opposite Casey Affleck. Prior to this, he starred in the 20th Century Fox smash hit, The Devil Wears Prada opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway; he also starred in Something New, a romantic comedy. Simon Baker first gained attention in Curtis Hanson's Academy Award winning film LA Confidential opposite Kevin Spacey and Danny De Vito. Simon Baker was officially introduced as a Longines Ambassador of Elegance at the Prix de Diane Longines in Chantilly (France) in June 2012.