Another "Re-Issue" this time fom Longines

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Another "Re-Issue" this time fom Longines

Post by docrwm on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 2:56 pm

In the 1950s Longines supplied watches to the Swiss national airline, Swissair. These timepieces, developed specifically for aviators, had a distinctive 24-hour dial. This feature met the needs of navigators who, at the time, had to determine the position of the aircraft and set up a flight plan. Longines will re-issue this watch with the official launch at Baselworld 2011. The new version has been given the name Longines Twenty-Four Hours.

Original Watch


Modern Re-Issue

Longines Twenty-Four Hours
Technical specifications

Reference number: Longines Twenty-Four Hours, L2.751.4.53.x

Caliber: Self-winding mechanical movement
Calibre L704.2 (ETA A07 171)
16½ lines, 24 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
48-hour power reserve

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, 24-hour circle on dial

Case: Circular, stainless steel, Ø 47.50 mm, Engraved and numbered back cover (unlimited series) on top of a sapphire glass

Dial: Matte black, 24 white Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova, Railway track minute circle

Date aperture at 3 o’clock

Hands: Skeleton pear steel hour-hand with Super-LumiNova, Skeleton leaf minute-hand with Super-LumiNova, Stick with drop counterweight seconds hand

Water-resistance: 3 bars (30 meters)

Glass: Sapphire with non-reflecting coating

Bracelet: Black alligator with buckle

Source: http://www.watchtime.com/2011/01/basel-preview-longines-twenty-four-hours/

_________________
-Robert
Buy what you like, keep what you love, don't spend too much.
As long as you follow those simple rules - you shouldn't listen to anyone about your watches.
avatar
docrwm
Man About Town

Posts : 1606
Join date : 2010-06-25
Location : Somewhere deep in the South

Back to top Go down

Re: Another "Re-Issue" this time fom Longines

Post by Northwestguy on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 7:11 pm

Large watch! Typical though of the pilot type. I like the push button and the flip-open case back. Had a 24 hour watch once....liked the look, just couldn't tell time at a glance after 12 noon!
avatar
Northwestguy
Senior WatchMan
Senior WatchMan

Posts : 306
Join date : 2010-08-31

Back to top Go down

Re: Another "Re-Issue" this time fom Longines

Post by docrwm on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 7:20 pm

They do take some getting used to and even then its not intuitive for 95+% of people to read them. They're useful if you're underground for long periods (like in a MM silo) but other than that I find them oddities personally. Nice looking one though IMHO.

_________________
-Robert
Buy what you like, keep what you love, don't spend too much.
As long as you follow those simple rules - you shouldn't listen to anyone about your watches.
avatar
docrwm
Man About Town

Posts : 1606
Join date : 2010-06-25
Location : Somewhere deep in the South

Back to top Go down

Re: Another "Re-Issue" this time fom Longines

Post by porschefan on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 7:23 pm

Longines, you have done it again sir ! THIS strap is simply TOO COOL as you said !!! What
a GREAT addition to your collection. It fits right in with your other uniquely cool watches,
and mixes ALL of the elements together flawlessly. From AWESOME looks, to that exceptional
comfort mentioned. This is DEFINITELY one to dig here ! Even the box that
the watchstrap comes in is phenomenal. Holy COW ! ... It's always amazing to see those
patented squares of gator skin. The three dimensional look of them as they rise is
epic...
avatar
porschefan
Man About Town

Posts : 1912
Join date : 2010-07-01
Age : 61

Back to top Go down

Re: Another "Re-Issue" this time fom Longines

Post by bodypeersur on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 7:17 pm

porschefan wrote:Longines, you have done it again sir ! THIS strap is simply TOO COOL as you said !!! What
a GREAT addition to your collection. It fits right in with your other uniquely cool watches,
and mixes ALL of the elements together flawlessly. From AWESOME looks, to that exceptional
comfort mentioned. This is DEFINITELY one to dig here ! Even the box that
the watchstrap comes in is phenomenal. Holy COW ! ... It's always amazing to see those
patented squares of gator skin. The three dimensional look of them as they rise is
epic...

WOW Tim! What an ATOMIC assessment of that Longines! It is a gorgeous timepiece.
avatar
bodypeersur
Man About Town

Posts : 1315
Join date : 2010-06-26
Location : Somewhere near NORMAL but not quite there yet.

Back to top Go down

Re: Another "Re-Issue" this time fom Longines

Post by docrwm on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 8:20 pm

porschefan wrote:Longines, you have done it again sir ! THIS strap is simply TOO COOL as you said !!! What
a GREAT addition to your collection. It fits right in with your other uniquely cool watches,
and mixes ALL of the elements together flawlessly. From AWESOME looks, to that exceptional
comfort mentioned. This is DEFINITELY one to dig here ! Even the box that
the watchstrap comes in is phenomenal. Holy COW ! ... It's always amazing to see those
patented squares of gator skin. The three dimensional look of them as they rise is
epic...

Tim,
Meth is NEVER the answer. Seriously Crying or Very sad

_________________
-Robert
Buy what you like, keep what you love, don't spend too much.
As long as you follow those simple rules - you shouldn't listen to anyone about your watches.
avatar
docrwm
Man About Town

Posts : 1606
Join date : 2010-06-25
Location : Somewhere deep in the South

Back to top Go down

Re: Another "Re-Issue" this time fom Longines

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum