Longines is launching a few new models this year to to mark its 180th anniversary, and so far the lineup includes the Monopusher Chronograph, the Saint-Imier Collection Retrograde Moon Phases and this Heritage Chronograph which was inspired by a model dating from 1942.
This new timepiece has a circular steel case with a diameter of 40 mm which houses the self-winding calibre L688 column-wheel chronograph movement designed exclusively for Longines.
The lacquered dial, available in white (L2.7188.8.131.52) or black (L2.7184.108.40.206), features 9 Arabic numerals, a railway-track minute ring and a tachometric scale around the rim of the dial (white markings on the black dial and black on the white dial). The white-dial version has blued steel hands; the black dial version has rhodium-plated hands.
The movement has 27 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and a 54-hour power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds, date. Chronograph center seconds, dragging 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and dragging 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. Tachometric scale around the rim of the dial. Small seconds at 9 o’clock. Date aperture at 6 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.
The Heritage Chronograph is water-resistant to 30 meters and comes with a black alligator strap.