Longines Creates Weems Second-Setting Watch

Jan 14, 2010
The Weems Second-Setting watch from Longines strikes the eye with its breathtaking case, rendered in polished 18K pink gold. The illustrious watchmaker has devoted this model to the American captain Philip van Horn Weems.

This outstanding personality has earned his fame by virtue of his brilliant invention: a timekeeper, capable of complementing the planes on-board chronometers with a special mechanism for synchronizing watches to the closest second with help of a radio time signal with no need to move the hands.

The Weems Second-Setting watch incorporates the following functions: hours, minutes and seconds. Animating them is a self-winding movement - L699 / ETA A07 111 calibre, set with 24 rubies. It features a balance wheel, beating at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The movement boasts a 46-hour power reserve.

The Longines watch is available with an impressive case, which measures 47.50 mm in diameter. The front side of the case is protected by a sapphire crystal. The case back is fitted with an engraved, individually-numbered cover, which opens onto a sapphire crystal.

Performed in lacquered white, the timepiece face reveals a silvered opaline mobile central dial. Blued steel hands are traveling over large Arabic numerals.

The Longines Weems Second-Setting watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, is mounted on a brown alligator leather strap, equipped with a Charleston buckle and an extension piece.

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