The Classic Elegance of the Longines DolceVita Ladies Watch

Published: 10th February 2007
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The Longines DolceVita wristwatch is a truly elegant ladies wristwatch, designed along class lines, thereby giving it a timeless beauty. The DolceVita ladies watch is for those who desire the best that Swiss manufacturing techniques and design but at an affordable price.

The DolceVita collection of watches by Longines is inspired by the neat, trim lines of the 1930s with the heady, glamorous style of the 1950s. The design of the DolceVita wristwatch is a stylish synthesis of the two forms into a beautiful ladies watch. The style of the ladies DolceVita by Longines is timeless; a timepiece that could have been worn by 1950s film stars through to today's screen idols. La Dolce Vita - the Sweet Life - certainly does sum up the ethos behind the design of the DolceVita ladies watch by Longines.

The casing of the Longines DolceVita is of a rectangular shape. Nearly all the casings in the DolceVita collection are adorned with diamonds. The octagonal shaped crown adds distinction. Most comprise a quartz movement, either the L178 or L963 from Longines both of which have an accuracy of -18/+18 sec./month. The L178 movement has 11 jewels and a battery life of 18/29 months: the L963 has 5 jewels and a batter life of 29 months. However, Longines hasn't forgotten its past of hand manufactured watches and so a number of Longines DolceVita cases house a fine self-winding mechanical movement - providing the time of day and the date

There is a choice of faces in the DolceVita collection. You can choose a simple black face with Arab numerals positioned at 12 o'clock or positioned on every quarter hour. Or, you choose a white dial with very elegant hour markers. There is also a DolceVita with a pink mother-of-pearl face. Each watch in the Longines Dolce Vita comes with subdial for the seconds at 6 o'clock position.

The case of the Longines DolceVita watch is stainless - although one model does offer a gold case with matching gold strap. All watches come with scratch-resistant, sapphire crystal and are water resistant to a depth of 30 meters.

The strap of the DolceVita is either a linked stainless steel strap or a lacquered leather strap in black or white - the white strap combined with the simple white face and diamond adorned stainless steel case is particular feminine.

For those who want a Swiss ladies watch that combines sleek contemporary lines with a timeless glamour, the Longines DolceVita is a perfect choice. This watch is definitely for those who appreciate Swiss quality wristwatches that are sophisticated and urbane.

Robin O'Brien is founder of a website dedicated to beautiful watches that he and his wife own. You can get wristwatch reviews on such leading classics as Longines DolceVita watches, Tissot watches, Oris and Panerai among others.

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