Longines launches The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record column-wheel chronograph, equipped with a direct-drive seconds hand with a cursor ruler, thereby setting a new milestone in its original watchmaking technology. In 2008, Longines adopted a column-wheel chronograph movement in the design of mechanical chronographs, demonstrating its expertise in contemporary design, and this new model also shows the ever-changing watchmaking technology and elegant charm.
The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record combines various elements, and the new design is like a contemporary replica of the Longines model. The unique column-wheel movement inherits the essence of Longines’ first chronograph stopwatch since its establishment in 1878. In addition, The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record is equipped with a central direct-drive seconds hand with a cursor ruler. It echoes the mechanical chronograph designed by Longines in 1966. This system enables wearers to easily read the chronograph. And accurately read the relative position of the central second hand with its cursor ruler and dial fixed scale. The centrally driven second hand with cursor ruler makes this watch among the most advanced mechanical watches today.
Longines column wheel chronograph stopwatch milky, 9 inches, Super-LumiNova coated
The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record has a sporty design that echoes its chronograph functions. The automatic winding movement is housed in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 41mm. A creamy or black dial with a 30-minute timer at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour timer at 6 o’clock, a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, and a date window at 4 o’clock and Between 5 o’clock. The hands are treated with Super-LumiNova coating, and the central red with cursor ruler directly drives the second hand, which can be used in conjunction with the fixed scale on the dial to enable the wearer to read the eighth digit. The elegant black alligator strap of The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record also echoes the classic watch style introduced by Longines in the 1960s.
Equipped with a 27-stone gemstone L688.2 movement, it is equipped with an automatic caliber movement with a diameter of 30mm and a height of 7.90mm. The column wheel located in the movement can control the functions of the chronograph (start, stop, reset). Longines specifically asked ETA engineers to build the column wheel of this watch, making this mechanical chronograph stopwatch easy to operate. It only needs to press the pressure channel to start and stop the chronograph function and the zero reset hand. The blue steel guide column wheel is like an art work, and the overall movement is more integrated with traditional technology systems and new style design. In addition to the characteristics of precision construction, Longines has created a special L688.2 movement that can meet the timing requirements.
The perfect combination of chronograph function and watch aesthetics since the 1960s, The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Record column wheel chronograph is definitely a contemporary work that pays tribute to the great tradition of mechanical chronograph.
Longines column wheel chronograph black, 9 inches, Super-LumiNova coating
The watchmaker Longines, which originated in Saint-mil, Switzerland in 1832, celebrated the uninterrupted and long history of watchmaking for 180 years in 2012 and insisted that the watchmaking process integrate tradition, elegance and functionality. Longines has long been a timer manufacturer for various sports world championships, and has long-term cooperation with different international sports associations. In recent years, it has been more committed to equestrian sports. Longines is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of timing products. The brand uses Flying Hourglass as a registered trademark and has operations in more than 130 countries around the world.