To mark the year of the horse, Longines unveils Equestrian Lépine, a pocket watch in rose gold. Echoing the brand’s passion for equestrian sport, the back cover of this exceptional creation is decorated with a horse flying over a jump. The model that served as an inspiration for this new product is a metal Lépine pocket watch dating from 1927 which is now on display at the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier.
Longines has been passionate about equestrian sports for many years. Today, it is involved in endurance competitions, show jumping and flat racing. In each discipline the brand is a partner of the most exciting and prestigious events all around the world, as well as of a number of major institutions in the field. Many racecourses and showgrounds boast the Longines colours today.
In 2014, Longines is celebrating the year of the horse with an exceptional creation, a rose gold pocket watch whose back cover is decorated with a horse flying over a jump. This model is a re-issue of a metal pocket watch dating from 1927 which is currently on display in the Longines Museum. Given the name of Longines Equestrian Lépine, this new product is a tribute to a noble animal that has fascinated man from time immemorial. Imposing and proud, the horse embodies prestige as well as elegance and performance – two of the core values of the Swiss watch brand known by its winged hourglass logo.
With a diameter of 49.50 mm, this new model is fitted with a manually wound L506 calibre and shows the hours and minutes, as well as having a small seconds at 6 o’clock. Its white dial features a railway track minute-ring, large painted black Arabic numerals and a second minute-ring with red numerals. Pink Breguet hands complete the harmony of the dial while the sides and the bow are finely worked in imitation of the original model. The back cover is decorated with a stamped out horse motif and opens to reveal a solid case back.
The Longines Equestrian Lépine
Reference number : L7.023.8.13.1
Manually wound mechanical movement
Calibre L506.2 (ETA 6497/2)
16½ lines, 17 jewels
21,600 vibrations per hour
53-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds
Round, rose gold, 49.50 mm
Stamped decoration on back cover; solid case back
Scratch-resistant sapphire glass coated with several layers ofanti-reflective treatment
Lacquered white, 12 painted black Arabic numerals, 10 painted red Arabic numerals
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Hands: Pink Breguet hands