Posted by: acejewelers | March 22, 2010

Basel 2010: Longines Column-Wheel Chronographs

Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Classic

Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Classic

These new creations from Longines come in both a classic and sporty version: The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph and The Longines Column-Wheel Sports Chronograph. At their heart beats the very exclusive L688.2 column-wheel chronograph movement launched in 2009. Mandated and financed by Longines, ETA developed an exclusive new automatic column-wheel movement for a wrist chronograph which provides an exceptional degree of user comfort. Heir to Longines’ long tradition in timing and the world of sports, The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph benefits from the latest manufacturing technologies and boasts a construction tailor-made to meet the demands of chronometry.

Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Sport

Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Sport

Movement Automatic, L688.2 calibre, 27 jewels, 13 ¼ lignes, blued steel column wheel, 28,800 vib/h, 54-hour power reserve
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph
Case Steel or pink gold, 39 mm
Sapphire crystal front and back
Water-resistant to 30 m
Dial Silvered
Rhodium-plated or pink applique hourmarkers with Superluminova
Rhodium-plated or pink Dauphine hands with Superluminova
Bracelet/Strap Brown alligator with buckle
Other versions The Longines Column-Wheel Sports Chronograph :

41mm steel case with steel or black or grey ceramic bezel; silvered, black lacquered or grey brushed sunray dial; rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet with or without central links in black or grey ceramic

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