The deep blue colour combined with the sunburst dial finish make the ’59 Blue GMT a real head turner. In 1959 Miles Davies released his ‘kind of blue’ album. This was also close to the time Lonville seized making watches. So when we re-started Lonville with Virage the ’59 naming felt just right.
Elegance with a hint of history
The GMT function is added in subtle and non-intrusive form, using a 24 hour scale on outside of the dial. This ensures the ’59 Blue GMT retains the most pure expression of our Virage range. The small second hand and curved dial add a hint of Lonville history to an elegant and understated design. Lonville LV1 micro-rotor movement powers the ’59 Blue GMT.
Everything about Virage offers the wearer that feeling only a hand-made product provides. Details like chamfered edges of the movement bridges, the regulation, the polished and brushed surfaces that make each and every white gold case slightly unique, and that glorious depth of shine of the sunburst dial with hand applied indexes.
With a production run of just 18 numbered pieces (ever) your ’59 GMT will remain a very rare sight, exactly as we intended.