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The 2018 edition will be the 7th Lonville Classic

Whilst the rally has improved every year, what has not been lost is the feeling of spending a long week-end with a group of friends in some of Europe’s most glorious locations.

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QUOTES

An enjoyable and unique event- Mike Goodbun, Classic Car Magazine, 2011, with AC Bristol
My wife is Italian, she would not allow me to organise anything without memorable food- Joost Vreeswijk, organisers, with Jaguar (proteus) c-type
It is the small scale, exceptional quality combined with refreshing informality that sets it apart- Participant 2016, Jaguart XK120
It was a lot of fun to see ladies with their vintage dresses in the pre-war cars, while the 1970s Alfas attracted some ‘hippie’ attention. I think we stopped the traffic in chique Lugano!- Participant 2011, Alfa Montreal
We would like to thank the whole Lonville crew very, very much, for the fantastic organisation of the 2015 Lonville Classic. It was a great event, organised to perfection..!!! Piemonte was a wonderful choice, glorious, quiet roads where our ferrari felt immediately at home. Your choice of restaurants was second to none and we are still undecided if our vote goes to ‘La Ciau del Tornavento’ or the ‘Relais San Maurizio’….. both unique places in a unique environment..!!- Boudewijn de Hoop Scheffer, 2014 and 2015 participant

Lonville is the official time keeper
of the Lonville Classic

Siwss watches

Lonville Virage, Kind of Blue

The Lonville Virage brings Lonville back to the world of luxury watch making after more than 50 years of absence. The 137 year old Swiss brand was founded in 1873 by Johann Kottman, and produced wonderfully decorated pocket watches and wrist watches in small series.

During the mid-1950s manufacture of Lonville diminished and Lonville gradually went silent… until now. After ‘discovering’ Lonville in 2007 a small group of watch enthusiasts decided to breath new life into this historic brand, staying true to the concepts of great watch making, small series and understated elegance.

Our design inspiration is taken from vintage Lonville timepieces and from our beloved world of classic cars.

To the left, the 40mm diameter case is hand-finished 18ct white gold. It features a polished case front and back, while the central part of the case is manually brushed. The contrast is remarkable and has been repeated for the finish of the white gold deployant closure.

The Virage is powered by the Lonville LV1 micro-rotor movement. This individually COSC certified movement is uniquely finished with a blued rotor, blued screws and blue engraving, and thus perfectly complements the exterior of the watch. Each movement is designed and created in and around La Chaux de Fonds, the heart of the swiss watch making valley.

Each of the 18 pieces of Virage that we will produce is made to order for its future keeper. This includes the owner’s name engraved under the case back sapphire glass, and the actual watch number x/18 showing which number of 18 this specific model is.

To the right, Lonville’s win at the 24 hours of le mans on the wrist of Gabriele Gardel of Larbre Competition. In 2015 Lonville has introduced a limited series of 24 pieces to celebrate this win.

Lonville’s win at the 24 hours of le mans

…it is hard to get used to the daily routine again! Again thanks to all of you for your efforts and hopefully see you for the next event. We are already looking forward to it…

1962 Austin Healey 3000, Netherlands

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