December 17, 2013 | Longines
December 17, 2013 | Longines
Longines recently launched a new collection based on designs from military watches produced in the 1930s. The Longines Military Heritage 1938 collection consists of three watches — the 3 Hand, 24-Hour and Chronograph model — which all have a simple layout with large white Arabic numerals and a minute track that contrasts the matte black dial, and is very easy to read. Moreover, the hour and minute hands, as well as the indices, have been coated with luminous material, for excellent legibility even in low light.
May 21, 2013 | Longines
After watching Orb win the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, as guests of Longines, we were invited again this past weekend to watch the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. With 3-5 odds going into the race, Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, was the clear favorite. However, it was the underdog, Oxbow, who placed sixth at the Kentucky Derby, and was a 15-1 longshot to win the Preakness, who stole the show. On Saturday, at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, ridden by 50-year old veteran Gary Stevens, Oxbow dashed Orb’s Triple Crown hopes with a first place finish.
At the Antiquorum Import Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction tomorrow in New York, there will be a rare 1960s large thin stainless steel watch from Longines for sale. The Longines Ref. 7165 comes with an ivory colored enamel dial with applied pink gold dart indexes, a printed outer minute track, a crosshair small second display at 6 o’clock, and pink gold dauphine hands. The steel case measures 38 mm in diameter by 9 mm thick and features both polished and brushed surfaces, concave lugs and a snap-on case back. Inside, is M. Cal. 30L hand wound movement with 17 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber and a self-compensating flat balance spring. Estimate is $3,500 - $5,500. Lot 138.
Originally unveiled at Baselworld in March, the Heritage 1942 Chronograph pays homage to archival Longines wristwatches from the 1940s. The Heritage 1942 has a classic look, but with a modern case size of 40 mm by 12.5 mm. Fully polished (mirror finish) case, with flat sapphire glass which protrudes slightly above the fixed bezel and features an effective anti-reflective treatment. Its round pushers are consistent with vintage chronographs and further add to its vintage feel. The case back is sapphire, allowing a view into the self-winding column-wheel chronograph caliber L688.2 (ETA A08.L01) movement; the same movement used in the Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph that we featured here last year, which has 27 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and a 54-hour power reserve.
August 2, 2012
Introducing the new Longines Tachymeter Chronograph. Presented in a 41 mm fully polished stainless steel case with a classically styled printed white dial with tachymeter scale. Hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph displays are animated by caliber L688, a self-winding mechanical movement with a column-wheel developed exclusively for Longines. Although the movement has been modified for Longines, it is based on an ETA A08.L01, with 27 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and a 54-hour power reserve.