Meet New Elegant Longines Watches

May 02, 2012
Longines, established in 1832 in Saint-Imier, celebrates its 180th anniversary this year. The brand is pleased to mark the occasion by the introduction of two new elegant timepieces – the Longines Heritage 1940 and Longines Heritage 1942 watches. The novelties pay tribute to the rich history of the brand.

The Longines Heritage 1940 watch has been inspired by the brand’s model born in 1940. The novelty has inherited its high bezel, the distinctive feature of the Longines models of that time.

The circular steel case, 38.50 mm in diameter, accommodates a self-winding mechanical movement - Calibre L615. The movement provides the following functions - hours, minutes, small seconds, and date. The 27-jewel mechanism, beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, offers a 42-hour power reserve. You can drop a glance at the movement via the transparent sapphire glass case-back.

The white or black lacquered dial is completed with a railway-track minute ring and 11 Arab numerals. The white dial features blued steel hands, while the black dial has rhodium-plated hands. The small seconds sub-dial and the date aperture are positioned at 6 o’clock.

The Longines Heritage 1940 watch is presented on a black alligator strap. The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant.

The second novelty, the Longines Heritage 1942 watch, in its turn has been inspired by the brand’s model born in 1942.

The circular steel case, 40 mm in diameter, accommodates a column-wheel chronograph movement - Calibre L688. The mechanism was designed exclusively for the brand.

The 27-jewel movement, operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, gives advantage of a 54-hour power reserve. It animated the following functions - hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph.

The case stands out due to its round push-pieces suggested by the Longines’ chronographs of that period.

The elegant white or black lacquered dial is completed with 9 Arab numerals and a railway-track minute ring. You will notice a tachometric scale around the rim of the dial. The white-dial variation features blued steel hands, while the black-dial variation features rhodium-plated hands.

The 30-minute counter is found at 3 o’clock, while the 12-hour counter, along with the date aperture, is positioned at 6 o’clock. The small seconds are featured at 9 o’clock.

The Longines Heritage 1942 watch, 30-meter water-resistant, is secured to the wrist on a black alligator strap.

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