Talking to Walter von Känel, President Longines

He was appointed President of Longines in 1988. Walter von Känel is a member of the Extended Swatch Group Management Board since 1991 and as a member of the Extended Group Management Board responsible for Longines. This is in brief what you need to know about Walter von Känel, today being 78 years young, not old! In 2019 Walter celebrated his 50th anniversary working with Longines. Yes, the 50th anniversary! In October I met Walter and we talked about him, his time at Longines so far, about the novelties and how long with his 78 years he still plans to stay the President of Longines.

Hands-on: The Longines Heritage Military 1938

It is a beautiful, contemporary replica of a wristwatch sold to the Czech Army by Longines in 1938. The Heritage Military 1938 is powered by the 3 Hz (21.600 A/h), 36,6 mm ETA 6498/2 calibre with a power reserve of 53 hours - the former legendary Unitas pocket watch calibre. The domed sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating protects the matt black dial with its "baton"-style hands and its cream-colored Arabic numerals. The readability couldn't be better! The 43 mm steel case is waterproof up to 30 meters.