Longio watch stated that its mission is to manufacture high end quality wristwatches and to remodel the Chinese high-end timepiece image, so as to create a successful international designer brand.  They most certainly succeeded with the Mi Time Art watch series.

Mi Changhong, Longio founder and chief designer, was on hand to provide insight into the Mi Time Art watches.  He very openly stated that Longio did O.E.M & O.D.M orders for many European and American watch brands till now.  He wanted to showcase the high Chinese quality under his brand with Mi Time Art collection.

These watches express Chinese legend through adopting the essence of Chinese traditional handicraft like straw mosaic, jade carving, gold microscopic carvings and inner painting.  Every single piece can take several months, which makes them precious and unique.   These watches retail just above $3k USD, an amazing feet compared to western haute horology. Bespoke service is also available for watch collectors.

The Four Seasons (sold separately or together as a set) is very impressive in its dial work.  The automatic watches are all ETA movements, and tourbillon watches use the Chinese tourbillon movement.  This specific collection uses the straw mosaic technique.  A straw mosaic is a traditional Chinese Art which has two thousand years of history, a unique technique different from other Chinese traditional arts and crafts.

After thousands of years of development, China’s "straw mosaic" crafts combines the techniques of printmaking, paper cutting and artistic expression of Chinese painting. To finish a fine "Straw mosaic" , the craftsman need to go through the process of cutting, bleaching, scraping, grinding, hot stamping, smoked and other detail procedures, and uncountable failures, to finish a small pieces of artwork.

"Straw mosaic" completely reflects the perseverance quality of the Chinese artist, and demonstrate the distinctive aesthetic by their micro-craftsman.

Dial: Black enamel with Bird & Flower (Straw mosaic )

Hands: Black

Movement: ETA2892

Power reserve:42 h

Frequency : 28,800 / h

Diamond: 25pcs

Case:18K gold or 316L Stainless steel

Case diameter: 41mm

Case Thickness: 10.80mm

Glass: sapphire crystal

Case back: 18K gold or 316lL SS, sapphire full through glass

Strap: Black crocodile leather, size:20mm/18mm

Water resistant: 100m

Limited Edition: 99 pieces

Longio also has other watch series like the Telamon, X-Racer, Asmara, and Mythos with both ETA automatic and Chinese tourbillon.