Longines breathes life back into an elegant timepiece from the late 1940s: The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946
Throughout its long history. Longines has created pieces that hove 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 40 mm stainless steel case of The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 is a self-winding chronograph movement developed exclusively for the brand IL895.51. In keeping with the design of the piece that inspired it, this watch features o domed silvered opaline dial enhanced by two finely sculpted counters, a 30-minute counter and a small seconds counter. The harmonious Arabic numerals, in the italic “dolphin” style characteristic of this period, set the pace for this timepiece. At 12 o’clock, LONGINES lettering is subtly applied to the dial in antique-style characters. 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 characterised by a soft texture and a resolutely vintage finish.
REFERENCE NUMBER M8220.127.116.11
CALIBRE Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L895.5 (ETA A31.1.2l)
II 1/2 lines. 37 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour Power reserve: 54 hours
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes. small seconds at 3 o’clock
Chronograph Central seconds sweep 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock
CASE Round, 040 mm. stainless steel
DIAL Silver. embossed Pointed Arabic numerals and indexes
HANDS Blued steel
WATER-RESISTANCE To 3 bar (30 meters)
GLASS Sapphire with multi-layered anti-reflective coating
STRAP Black leather with buckle