Based in Saint-Imier since 1832, the famous Swiss watchmaker Longines is celebrating its 180th anniversary this year. Launched to celebrate this occasion, The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary Limited Edition recalls the brand’s historical commitment to timing and sport.
With its characteristic single push-piece, The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary Limited Edition is specially designed to mark the brand’s 180th anniversary as a reminder of the first chronographs produced by Longines from 1878 on. It is closely based on the first wrist chronograph, manufactured by Longines in 1913 and fitted with calibre 13.33Z.
The new model uses calibre L788, a column-wheel chronograph movement developed exclusively for Longines which enables the wearer to activate the various chronograph functions – go, stop and reset to zero – by simply pressing on the single push-piece integrated into the crown. With its sleek lines and white dial featuring a bright red “12”, this model recalls the Agassiz dial of the original version, while the moving lugs are part of Longines’ prestigious heritage. This model is available in rose gold and has been manufactured in a limited series of 180 numbered pieces.
Model: Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph 180th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference number L2.774.8.23.x
Limited edition, 180 pieces
Self-winding mechanical movement with single push-piece and column-wheel chronograph mechanism
Calibre L788.2 (ETA A08.261)
13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 54 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Centre sweep seconds hand
Dragging 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Circular, rose gold, Ø 40 mm
Single push-piece integrated into the crown
Transparent sapphire case back
Water-resistant To 3 bar (30 m)
White, 8 black Arabic numerals and red “12”
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date aperture at 6 o’clock
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Hands: Blued steel
Brown alligator with buckle