Longines Offers Column-Wheel Chronograph

Jun 25, 2009
Possessing an extensive experience in horology, Longines has developed a watch that is a homage to the different timing mechanisms created during the company’s history.

The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph accommodates an innovative calibre. Its exceptional creation by ETA was mandated and financed by Longines as well as other brands which belong to the Swatch Group.

This automatic movement incorporates a column wheel, activating the mechanism that measures time intervals - the very technical device used by the celebrated St. Imier brand since 1878.

The Longines made its first step in manufacturing horological equipment in 1878. It was a release of a simple 20 line chronograph, reference number 20H, equipped with a covered-by-a-washer column wheel, controlling the chronograph mechanism. The same principle was used in almost all the follow up measuring equipment developed by Longines.

All the calibers for pocket chronographs manufactured by Longines, including the 19CH (1889), the 19.73 (1887), the 19.73N (1909) and the 19.73N with a split-seconds function (1922), the 18.72 (1929) or the 24 line calibre especially meant for sports timing (1939) and movements for the brand’s wrist-chronographs with the 13.33Z (1913), the renowned 13ZN (1946) or the 30CH (1947) among them, are distinguished by incorporated column-wheel systems, developed for governing and activating the chronograph functions. The possible variations of the latter depend on the specific calibre.

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posted by: hamza khan / Nov 14, 2009 07:13 PM
hi sir i love longines watches and please send me some pictures of longines watches this is a best brand of watches

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