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Longines The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946

Longines breathes life back into an elegant timepiece from the late 1940s.

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.

The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946

1946 original model © Longines

Within the 40 mm stainless steel case of The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 is the self-winding chronograph movement Calibre L895.5, developed exclusively for the brand 

In keeping with the design of the piece that inspired it, this watch features a domed silvered opaline dial enhanced by two finely sculpted counters, a 30 - minute counter and a small se conds counter. It is topped with an anti-reflection sapphire crystal.

The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946

The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 © Longines

The Arabic numerals, in the italic “dolphin” style characteristic of this period, set the pace for this timepiece while the “leaf”-style hands in blued steel bring out the beauty of this elegant piece. The LONGINES lettering is applied to the dial in antique-style characters, at 12 o’clock.

The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 is mounted on a semi-matte black leather strap characterised by a soft texture and a resolutely vintage finish.

The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946

© Longines

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Based in St. Imier since 1832, Longines has a long tradition in watchmaking, characterised by the elegance of its watches. Using expertise gained as the company has evolved, Longines has gradually forged ties with the world of sport, where it demonstrates its excellence in precision timekeeping. Today, Longines is the oldest brand still in business, unchanged, in the international registers held by the World Intellectual Property Organization...

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