Are Longines movements in house? Longines was renowned across the world for its strong, accurate, and award-winning in-house movements, the caliber of which Patek Philippe could only aspire to produce. The in-house movement appears to be the pinnacle of contemporary watchmaking. But as technology advanced, the mechanical watch fell out of favor, and things started to change. Longines and many other manufacturers’ accessible technological brilliance was no longer necessary.
The biggest disadvantage of in-house movements is their high cost. Researching motions and ultimately manufacturing them requires a significant financial investment. In-house movements are costly to produce, so in-house watches typically cost more. Longines is owned by Swatch Group, Switzerland’s most well-known watchmaker. ETA movements are owned by Swatch, although over the years, they have also supplied movements for other premium brands, such as Longines.