UK launch party at Mark’s Club in Mayfair

Mark’s Club in mayfair provided the perfect backdrop for nearly 60 watch enthusiasts, journalists, an occasional petrol head and car designer to witness the official launch of Lonville in the UK. The Lonville team moved the entire collection to the UK for the event. This included all four models of the white gold micro-rotor and manual…

The 6th Lonville Classic did it again!

Great people, classic cars, the glowing hills of Piemonte, fabulous chefs, incredible wine, delicate truffles and plenty of sun once again provided that magic cocktail called The Lonville Classic. And yes, there were some amazing watches present too. For most of the 36 participants of 10 nationalities the story started weeks before. You see, both…

G24 on epic road trip – video

This summer we took G24 (number 18/24) onto a road trip in a classic Jaguar. The G24 timed us from the sizzeling hot lake of Lugano, passing lake Como, via Chiavenna, across the cool alps, up the maloya pass all the way to chique St Moritz. It took 2 espresso’s, 1 litre of water, a tank of fuel, race gloves, a…

‘Lonville, a hidden gem’

Watch Paper’s Adam Sofineti spend some time with Lonville and came away with his finding that Lonville is a hidden gem! We love the ‘gem’ part, and we don’t mind to be a little bit less hidden as time goes by…but not too much either, so we keep things special for Lonville owners! You can…

G24 takes ultimate victory

Remember how Gabriele Gardel won the 24 hours of Le Mans? He crossed fhe finish line with nearly 300km/h to win his class, wearing a G24 prototype. It was an incredible experience. You can read about that amazing week-end here. It then took us nearly five year to get the G24 just right. You can’t…

Kind of Blue

We like to call it Lonville Gentleman’s Blue. And while Miles’s epic 1959 kind of blue album wasn’t the inspiration for  our colour choice of the most elegant Virage, it actually serves as one of Lonville’s favourite soundtracks. How can you not design a Virage when listening to Miles’ cool jazz? The Virage kind of blue dial…

Micro Rotor magic

Virage is powered by the gorgeous LV1 (Lonville 1) movement that exists in  a manual two-barrel version, and in this spectacular micro-rotor execution. What makes a micro-rotor movement so special, in our view, is the fact that the rotor sits within the movement and not above the movement. This construction offers an unprecedented 3D view…

Virage ‘fuel tank’

This is number 1 of 18 of the bronze dialed Virage fuel tank. A few simple snaps to show you some of the exceptional detail that has been achieved in building this watch.              

Lonville in Amsterdam

More Lonville’s out in the open. A prototype G24 in a green part of the city and Virage on the ‘Magere Brug’ in Amsterdam.          

You don’t really need a GMT, do you…?

Here’s a quick snap of Virage GMT right after assembly. We have created an additional sub-dial in the centre to read he second time zone. It harks back at some of the historic lonville dials, whilst adding a distinctively modern, even sportive, twist. Manual wound, 80hrs power reserve, power reserve indicator, each movement individually COSC…

Virage ‘fuel tank’ in action during Lonville Classic

It is just one of those things…we were debating do try a kind of bronze colored dial for the ‘fuel tank’ version of Virage. And to contrast it we created a dark grey outer ring (under the 5 mins markers) and then went for the less obvious brown strap…and bang:  this turned out to be…

Virage Manual Movement

Virage is either powered by a manual wound double barrel movemen, or an automatic micro-rotor movement. This is a picture of the manual movement, it has 230 components and is designed and constructured in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Each individual movement is certified by COSC (the independent swiss cronometer institute – a benchmark for accuracy and quality)…

Here we go…Virage is alive!

It took us nearly 7 years to get to this point…the watch industry is not all that kind to new comments wearing pink shades! But following various prototypes and a constant refinement we are immensely proud that Virage is now ready….the 50 year silence of Lonville is now truly broken. Gentlemen, start your engines!

LV2 movement for G24 confirmed

The G24 is a very special and unique watch, so we decided to base it on a completely different movement from Virage. The LV2 movement is both beautiful and robust….the ideal base for a watch that has its spiritual place of birth in Le Mans! So what is special about this movement? The first thing…

Matt Humphries designs G24

  Some things happen for a reason. We have always been impressed by the Morgan Aeromax. It’s gorgeous, it’s a little bid mad, and pretty much irresistible. So when we found out that one of our 2010 Lonville Classic participants was actually the father of Aeromax designer Matthew Humphries, we did not hesitate. A simple…

Lonville wins Le Mans on the wrist of Gabriele Gardel

Last week-end at Le Mans was a truly unique experience. We had the honour of being close to Gabriele Gardel the full week-end, and see him and the entire Larbre Competion team and drivers battle fiercely to bring home the victory of the 2011 GTEam class. Le Mans is a magical place – it breathes…

Since 1873…

The Lonville Watch Company   The Lonville Watch Company works on a project-by-project basis with a group of industry specialist to give watch enthusiasts access to remarkable quality standards, unique components and understated exclusivity long lost in today’s mass production society, at a price level that can not be matched by large marketing inflated rivals – let’s say…