The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946:
The rebirth of a timeless piece first issued in the late 1940s, Longines rejuvenates a classic. It’s understated vintage style enthrals watchmaking conoisseurs of the modern era. Within the 40mm stainless steel case of The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 is a self winding chronograph movement developed exclusively for the brand.
In keeping with the design of the piece that inspired it, this watch features a domed silvered opaline dial enhanced by two finely sculptured counters, a 30 minute counter and a small seconds counter. The harmonious Arabic numberals in the italic “dolphin” stryle characteristic of this period, set the pace for this timepiece. At 12 o’clock, Londines lettering is subtly applied to the dial in antique style characters. The “leaf” style hands in blued steel bring out the beauty of the elegant piece, topped with an anti-reflection sapphire crystal.
This model is mounted on a semi-matte black leather strap characterised by a soft texture and a resolutely vintage finish.
The collection of optical frames for men and women are inspired by the brand’s core values, mirroring the diversity of their timepiece collections. Designed by Marcolin S.p.A the use of premium materials and construction technique wielding expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance.
Inside the Longine Unvierse with Simon Baker:
Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Simon Baker visited the company in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, the birthplace of the brand since its inception in 1832. Meeting with the team he explored the various departments of the Swiss headquarters.
Baker immersed himself through the complex process of creating a watch as he visited the production workshop, discovering the treasures kept in the brand’s museum, which harbours collections representing all facets of Longines’ rich past.
Delighted to witness the watchmaking expertise and to immerge himself into the brand’s history, Simon Baker commented:
“Having been part of the Family for seven years, it is overwhelming to finally be here, it puts a very human quality element to the whole brand that resonates directly in me. Being able to feel the love that the watchmakers have for what they do has been very enlightening and inspiring, it moves the product itself to a richer place.”
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