The Longines Twenty-Four Hours
Longines Twenty-Four Hours Mono-Pusher Chronograph
Longines has introduced a new timepiece from its Heritage collection that upgrades the Longines Twenty Four Hours, once on the wrist of the Swiss Aviation company's pilots. The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph is not new to Longines but it is the 2014 re-edition of the original model from 1950 which you may see on display at the Longines museum in St Imier.
It features, as the original model and other timepieces in the Heritage collection, a massive 47,50mm stainless steel wide case that houses the caliber L789, exclusively made for Longines by ETA, both owned by the Swatch Group. It is a mechanical automatic movement that has, among its main features, a column wheel mechanism to operate the chronometer function and a single push-piece to start, stop and reset the chronograph hand. It comes with a silvered dial, with black historical Longines logo, 60 minutes scale, 24 hours scale printed on it and blue hands or, with a black one, with white markings and silvered hands as on the Longines Twenty Four Hours base model. No pricing has yet been released but expect it to be retailed in the same price tag of other Single Push-Piece Chronographs by Longines. For further info please visit longines.com
UPDATE: Read our HANDS ON review of this timepiece by clicking right HERE.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Longines)
Gaetano C. @Horbiter - Watches & Luxury