Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph Watch

The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph Watch
Taking inspiration from Longines' first chronograph wristwatches, in 1913, this timepiece houses an exclusive Longines movement which, like its illustrious predecessor, is equipped with a column wheel and measures 13¼ lines. Each of the chronograph functions is controlled by simply pressing the push-piece, which is inserted in the fluted crown. Proposed in three versions, The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph recalls these historic timepieces with its white dial adorned with painted black numerals, with the exception of the "12" in red; a direct reference to the dials of that era.

The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph Watch back

Movement
Mechanical automatic, column-wheel chronograph, L788 calibre developed by ETA exclusively for Longines, 13¼ lines, 28,800 vib/h, 54-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Case
18K pink gold, 40 mm Single push-piece inserted in the crown at 3 o'clock Sapphire crystal front and back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)
Dial
White Blued steel hands Minute counter at 3 o'clock, small seconds at 9 o'clock Date aperture at 6 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Brown alligator
Other versions
Steel case, white dial with Arabic numerals Steel case with moving lugs, white dial with Roman numerals

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