Longines Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Limited Edition


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Longines and their Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet have once again teamed up and created a very special watch – the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Limited Edition. Inspired the brand’s iconic Flagship collection, the latest Longines timepiece is issued in only five pieces, of which two have already been booked – one for Kate Winslet herself and one for the Longines museum. The remaining three pieces are being auctioned online at the brand’s website from 10 to 30 June 2017. The winners of the auction will have the unique opportunity to receive their watch from Kate Winslet herself at the actress’ next public event with Longines. All of the profits will go towards the Golden Hat Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping people with autism. Kate Winslet’s amazing dedication to her non-profit foundation is what motivated Longines to launch a limited edition watch with dial, case and strap personally chosen by the Academy Award winning English actress.

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The dial, case and strap were personally chosen by Kate Winslet

The Golden Hat Foundation was founded by Kate Winslet and Margret D. Ericsdottir in 2010. The two first collaborated when Kate recorded the English narration for Margret’s documentary, “A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism” which focuses on her communication with her autistic son, Keli. Deeply touched by Margret and her son, Kate decided to use her influence and help in raising autism awareness to a new level. The Golden Hat Foundation’s mission is to change the way autistic people are perceived, by emphasizing their incredible potential and abilities. Longines has been supporting the foundation since 2015. The watchmaker’s fundamental values excellence and elegance have always guided Longines to serve philanthropic purposes. Today, social responsibility remains one of the brand’s highest priorities.


Now word or two about the watch itself, shall we? Visually, the Longines Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Limited Edition is similar to the Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary 1957-2017 released earlier this year. The new model is slightly smaller though, measuring 35 mm. Made of 18K yellow gold, the case is water resistant to 30 meters and features a solid back decorated with a stamped flagship. Also appearing on the back of the watch is the limited edition number as well as the inscription “by Kate Winslet”.

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The camel calf leather strap goes perfectly with the yellow gold case

 

Beneath the double AR-coated sapphire crystal is a gorgeous two-zoned silver dial. The dial’s outer area is slightly curved and features a brushed treatment. The dial has 4 Arabic numerals (3, 6, 9, 12)  and 8 applied yellow indices. The yellow dauphine hands filled with Super-Luminova. In addition to hours and minutes, the dial also displays the small seconds at 6 o’clock. The small seconds counter is decorated with a circular pattern. Inside the Longines Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Limited Edition is the Calibre L609 with 27 jewels. Based on the ETA 2895/2, this self-winding movement works at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and guarantees a power reserve of minimum 42 hours. The new Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Limited Edition is presented on a beautiful camel calf leather strap.

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The caseback is stamped with a flagship

 

 

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