The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph


Watch longiness

 

Last month I was sent pictures of different watches from a  friend whose next big future indulgence is going to be a luxury watch – one of them was a Longines. So when I received The latest addition to the brand’s  Heritage collection – The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph, I just had to blog it. Housing an exclusive calibre, this single push-piece chronograph is a re-issue of an earlier pilot’s watch and displays the time on a 24-hour scale.

Longines has been based in the market town of St. Imier since it was founded in 1832. As a tribute to its precious heritage, the Swiss watch producer takes its inspiration from the models in its museum to design watches that reflect its vast know-how.

St. Imier – a market town located in a valley in the Swiss Jura mountains. It was here that Longines was founded in 1832 and it is here also that, rooted in a rich history, the brand’s museum can be found. Very aware of its vast know-how and true to tradition, Longines likes to take the inspiration for new models, and in particular for the watches in its Heritage collection, from those on display in its museum. And so for its latest creation, the Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph, the brand has replicated the lines of one of its pilot watch dating from the 1950s.

The diameter of the original model, a magnificent 47.50 mm, has been reproduced, as well as the dial with its 24-hour scale, available in black or silver. The steel case has a closed back, decorated with Longines’ famous hourglass symbol, in use since 1867 and the oldest logo still in active use in its original form in the international registers of the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Each watch in this exceptional series is numbered.

The model on which this new creation is based was fitted with a calibre originally intended for a pocket watch and later adapted for use in a wrist-watch. The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph houses an L789 self-winding, mechanical movement. This new column-wheel chronograph calibre, produced exclusively for Longines, is an adaptation of Longines’ own single push-piece movement. It features a chronograph function, displays the time on a 24-hour scale, and has a small seconds at 18 o’clock plus a date aperture at 12 o’clock, at the bottom of the dial. It is fitted on a black or brown alligator strap to match the colour of the dial….check it out!

A little extra about the Watch – see the image I have uploaded above:

The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph

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The lines of the Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph echo those of a pilot’s watch dating from the 1950s, as well as having the same diameter, namely a magnificent 47.50 mm. Fitted with the L789 self-winding, mechanical movement, this model features a chronograph function plus a 24-hour scale, a small seconds at 18 o’clock and the date at 12 o’clock, at the bottom of the dial. It is mounted on a black or brown alligator strap to match the black or silvered dial.

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