Longines – The Longines Heritage Diver 1967, The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph, The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911 @ Baselworld 2015

The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

Longines always leads the way when it comes to good quality and design and pretty affordable watches. These are the first highlights of the Longines Baselworld 2015 novelties.

 

The Longines Heritage Diver 1967

The Longines Heritage Diver 1967 draws its inspiration from a divers watch launched in 1967. With a diameter of 42 mm, its case houses a self-winding L688.2 movement. This chronograph features a completely original design, reflecting the model that inspired it. Its silver-coloured asymmetrical counters stand out against the black opaline dial. The bordeaux graduated bezel and silver-coloured tachymeter scale of this model add elegant touches of colour to the overall piece. In the spirit of divers watches, the hands and hour markers are coated in Super-LumiNova while the back and crown of the piece are screwed to ensure water resistance of up to 30 bar. This model is fitted with a steel bracelet and an engraving of a diver adorns the caseback as a reminder of the first divers watches produced by Longines.

 

The Longines Heritage Diver 1967
The Longines Heritage Diver 1967

 

The Longines Heritage Diver 1967

Technical specifications

Reference number L2.808.4.52.x

Calibre: Self-winding mechanical movement with column wheel chronograph mechanism

Calibre L688.2 (ETA A08.231)

13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 A/h

54 hours of power reserve

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at half past four, tachymeter, Chronograph, Central 60-second hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Case: Round, Ø 42 mm, steel with bordeaux aluminium bezel graduated from 0 to 60 and 1 to 12

Screw-in case back and crown

Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment

Water resistance: To 300 metres

Dial:Black opaline and silver-coloured, 9 indexes with Super-LumiNova, inner flange with tachymetric scale

Hands: Rhodium-plated with Super-LumiNova on the hours and minutes hands

Bracelet/Strap: Steel bracelet with double security folding clasp and integrated diving extension

Black alligator strap with diving buckle

Black rubber strap with double security folding clasp and integrated diving extension

 

The Longines Heritage Diver 1967
The Longines Heritage Diver 1967

 

The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

Inspired by a mainly medical timepiece from the early 1920s, the Longines Pulsometer Chronograph can measure the heart rate. This single push-piece chronograph offers sober elegance like the model that inspired it. The white lacquered dial is adorned with painted black Arabic numerals which subtly enhance “Breguet”-type blued steel hands, while the red of the pulsometric scale stands out in perfect refinement. The transparent steel case back with a diameter of 40 mm reveals the minutiae of the column wheel movement produced exclusively for Longines, a living testimony to the expertise of the brand’s watchmakers. A brown leather strap harmoniously completes this model.

 

The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph
The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

 

The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

Technical specifications

Reference number L2.801.4.23.2/4

Calibre: Self-winding mechanical movement with single push-piece and column wheel chronograph mechanism

Calibre L788.2 (ETA A08.L11)

13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 A/h

54 hours of power reserve

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 6 o’clock, pulsometer scale, Chronograph, Central 60-second hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

Case: Round, 40 mm, steel

Transparent case back

Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment

Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)

Dial: White lacquer, 9 painted black Arabic numerals Red pulsometer scale

Hands: “Breguet”-type blued steel

Strap: Brown alligator with buckle

 

The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph
The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph
The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph
The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

 

 

The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911

The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911 is a pocket watch in 18-carat rose gold. It is a tribute to Longine’s passion for equestrian sports. Produced in a very limited series of numbered pieces, its back is decorated with an engraving of a trio of horses. With a diameter of 48.20 mm, this model features the L878.4 calibre with manual winding, developed exclusively for Longines. Its white dial is decorated with large black painted Arabic numerals and a minute circle. It displays the hours and minutes with elegant “Breguet”-type blued steel hands and there is a small seconds at 6 o’clock. The sides and the bow on this watch are finely crafted in imitation of the original model. The metal Lépine pocket watch that was the inspiration for this new edition is kept at the Longines Saint-Imier museum.

 

The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911
The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911
The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911
The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911

 

Lépine pocket watch dating from 1911. This model, displayed at the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier, served as an inspiration for The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911.

 

The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911 ORIGINAL Pocket Watch
The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911 ORIGINAL Pocket Watch

 

The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911

Technical specifications

Reference number L7. 035.8.13.1 limited series of 20 numbered pieces

Calibre Manually wound mechanical movement

Calibre L878.4 (Longines 37.9 ABC)

16 ¾ lines, 17 jewels, 18,000 vibrations/hour

Power reserve: 40 hours

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock

Case: Round, Ø 48.20 mm, 18 carat rose gold

Stamped case back Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment

Dial: Polished white lacquer, 12 painted black Arabic numerals

Hands “Breguet”-type blued steel

 

The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911
The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  • A rather eclectic offering. My favorite is the pulsometer. I think it is the red scale that pulls me in.

    Longines did a rather exotic escapement a while back will anything become of it?

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