Doctor´s look out! The Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph is a timepiece you might like (Updated with ETA 2094 picture)

The Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph

This Longines demonstrates the fact that a chronograph is necessary not only in sport. The timepiece is based on a model brought out in 1963, which was intended essentially for medical use.

The new Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph not only shows the time but also measures heart rate and respiration. Though the pulse and respiration scales could also be extremely useful in a sports context, during training sessions for example, they also provide a doctor with valuable information as to the patient’s vital functions. Different colors being used for its various purposes: The red heart rate scale and the blue respiration scale can be easily read off from the outer edge of the silvered dial.

Not just and instrument, but also a beautiful watch in my opinion! The 12 numeral and the eight gilded applied indices blend perfectly with the hands and the counter circles, which are also gold-plated. The beveling of the horns enhances the look of the steel case, which has like the original model a diameter of only 38.50 mm. The black alligator strap adds the final touch of sleek elegance to this doctor’s watch.

 

The Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph
The Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph

 

The Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph technical data’s:

Reference number: L2.787.4.16.0-2

Caliber: Mechanical self-winding movement Caliber L652.2 (ETA 2094), 10 ½ lines, 33 jewels, 28.800 A/h

Power reserve: 37 hours

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, asthmometer scale, pulsometer scale

Chronograph: Central seconds sweep, dragging 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, dragging 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Case: Circular, 38,50 mm, stainless steel, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Water-resistant: Up to 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial: Silvered with one gilded Arabic numeral (12 o’clock) and 8 gilded applied indices, blue asthmometer scale, red pulsometer scale, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date aperture at 6 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Hands: Gilded hands

Strap: Black alligator with buckle

Price: 1720 Euro including 20 % VAT in Austria.

 

The Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph
The Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph

 

ETA 2094
ETA 2094

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  • Alexander,
    Thanks for showing this intersting addition to Longines portfolio.

    Not beeing a doctor I can’t judge on the value of the additional features, but it will be a nice gift from Dr. senior to Dr. junior.

    Can you provide some more detail of the movement? Is this a module chrono based on the small ETA 2000 automatic engine?

    Thanks

    franz

    • ETA Mecaline Spécialité 10 1/2”’ ETA 2094

      This small, self-winding chronograph developed for women’s watches can be used to create elegant men’s watches too. Its functions are set out in a harmonious configuration, with counters at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and the date at half past four.

      Diameter: 23.30 mm Height: 5.50 mm, chronograph mechanism with cams 2 push-buttons, ball-bearing self-winding mechanism, hours, minutes, small seconds, stop-seconds mechanism, chronograph, 60 seconds counters for 30 min and 12 hours, date corrector, ETACHRON index assembly, index-assembly corrector, 28,800 V/h, 4Hz, 33 rubies, power reserve: 40 h

      I also just added a picture of the ETA 2094

  • Hi Alexander

    Thanks for your post. Most interesting and pretty watch, which I shall be purchasing. Alas, for me, this will be for the novelty value, rather then daily use, as I prefer a larger watch face.

    Also, I somehow doubt this will benefit many of my patients.

    Again, thanks for your most informative post.

    I would be most grateful if you could inform me of any other medical related timepieces.

    Regards

    Dr Kaye

    • There are very view medical related timepieces on the market. Most of them are chronographs having a Pulsometer scale. The Longines with its additional Asthmometer scale is up to date one of the most sophisticated. Of course these kind of watches do have no more real value for a doctor at work, but still they are part of the Swiss watch history …

      If I find any other interesting timepiece I’ll let you know.

      • Many thanks. And, thanks for your most informative news and stories. These are appreciated. Keep up the great work.

        Regards

        Dr Kaye

  • Beautiful watch! Further cements Longines as filling the niche Omega left per Hayek’s claims.

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