Throughout its long history, Longines has created pieces that have stood the test of time. A reinterpretation of a watch from the forties, the Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 is a perfect example. This 40 mm creation reveals an understated dial that will thrill aficionados of the winged hourglass brand.
Longines extends its Heritage segment with a new interpretation, the Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946, the reissue of a piece produced in the late 1940s. During this period, the Swiss brand designed a series of elegant timepieces at the cutting edge of technology at that time. Such models, with a timeless, understated style, continue to enthral vintage watchmaking connoisseurs today.
Within the 40mm stainless steel case of the Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 is a self-winding chronograph movement developed exclusively for the brand – Calibre L895.5.
In keeping with the design of the piece that inspired it, this watch features a domed silvered opaline dial enhanced by two finely sculpted counter, a 30 minutes counter and a small seconds counter. The harmonious Arabic numeral, in the italic “dolphin” style characteristic of this period, set the place for this timepiece. At 12 o’clock, Longines lettering is subtly applied to the dial in antique-style character. The “leaf” style hands in blued steel bring out the beauty of this elegant piece, topped with an anti-reflection sapphire crystal.
This model is mounted on a semi-matte black leather strap characterized by a soft texture and a resolutely vintage finish.
Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 Technical Specifications
Reference number: L2.8188.8.131.52
- Calibre L895.5 (ETA A31.L21)
- Mechanical self-winding
- 11 ½ lines, 37 Jewels, 28’800 vph
- Power reserve: 54 hours
- Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock
- Chronograph: central seconds sweep, 30-minutes counter at 9 o’clock
- Stainless steel
- Diameter: 40mm
- Printed Arabic numeral and indexes
- Blued steel
- Up to 3bar (30 meters)
- Sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating
- Black leather with buckle
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