Bellow the town of Saint-Imier, Switzerland lies a ménage of traditional watchmaking treasure. It's a museum harbouring the glorious history of a brand that sits in 'Les Longines' (the long meadows). When there is so much history to find inspiration in it is no wonder Longines (if your fancy Lawn-zheen) will draw from it's heritage collection and reissue a piece of it's history refining it for today's market. The latest piece to emerge reinvented from the archives is the Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph.
The transparent steel case back with a diameter of 41 mm reveals the minutiae of Longines’ signature watch movement. The blued finish column wheel shows its perfectly symmetrical profile within this exclusive calibre. A single push-piece is used to control the chronograph’s functions, reinforcing this model’s sleek design.
The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph displays a sober elegance, much like the model that inspired it. Available in black matte or white lacquer, its dial bears black or white contrasting Arabic numerals and a tachymeter scale. Its rhodium-plated or blued finish steel hands stand out, ensuring perfect reading. A black or brown leather strap harmoniously completes this model.
The Longines museum which was renovated and restructured in 2012 showcases the companies past and present activities, industrial and regional heritage as well as housing all of the priceless pieces of this traditional Swiss watchmaking dynasty each telling it's own unique story of the winged hourglass. For those of us who only dream of visiting such a place you can take the virtual tour here http://www.longines.com/#!/company/museum/virtual-visit
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