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 technical data’s:
Reference number: L2.722.214.171.124-2
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.