This watch design was inspired from the King of Prairie - African lion. When most of the Liger class animal are endangered, African lion are still widespread in the grasslands of Saharan because of their strength and strong sense of community. Furthermore, lion is a symbol of power, the incarnation of the sun, which shows wisdom and justice. Longio new watch model, "Asmara – King of Forest " pay tribute to the mighty African lion, for their talent, power as well as their character of determination.
Longio "Asmara – King of Forest " using fine straws as the material, which has been cut into small pieces as fine as silk, inlaid on the dial to shape up a lifelike relief face of the African lion, showing his energetic, vigorous, vivid, character. Longio used straws to demonstrate a new page of watch aesthetic, match with our avant-garde watch case, showing both aesthetic and spirit of the Power.
"Straw mosaic" is a kind 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 "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.