LONGINES HERITAGE 41mm AUTOMATIC COLUMN WHEEL SINGLE PUSH PIECE CHRONOGRAPH.

£1,195.00

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LONGINES HERITAGE 41mm AUTOMATIC COLUMN WHEEL SINGLE PUSH PIECE CHRONOGRAPH.

This is an unusual departure for us, as our stock is almost entirely vintage. Though this Longines had all of the look of the original 1920’s crown-push chronographs at a third of the price, so we couldn’t resist buying it.

It came to us in quite a sorry state, heavily scratched and battered front and back and with a broken glass. Hence, it has undergone a complete restoration and now looks beautiful again.

This is a very large watch, measuring 41mm across the bezel (not including the crown) and 49mm tip to tip. Manufactured with an all stainless-steel water-resistant case.

The movement is the superb Longines automatic l788.2 column wheel chronograph with calendar and is a fabulous piece of watch-making. Geneve striped and spotted with blued steel column-wheel, a wonderful movement. Working perfectly, winding and setting as it should. The chronograph centre seconds hand starting promptly and snapping back sharply exactly to 60 as it should.

The white enamel-look dial is in the style of the original 1920’s models, with Roman neaumerals and the classic ‘Longines’ in the original script. Whilst luminous-filled hands and discrete luminous dots on the dial provide adequate visibility in the dark.

The single pump-pusher and winding crown are in one, just like the first original 1920’s Longines chronographs.

Complete with original Longines rose-wood presentation box, outer card box, owners manual and tag.

The watch looks absolutely stunning on the wrist and has real presence. If you like the original single-pusher chronographs then this heritage version has all of those attributes, with the advantage of contemporary reliability.