|Model:||Grande Vitesse – Andre Agassi|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||42mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||48.5mm|
Beautiful round Longines Grande Vitesse Chronograph – Andre Agassi limited edition 305/888 in stainless steel. The watch has a round black dial with white Arabic numerals except the eight, which is orange. The watch has the date between 4 and 5 o’clock. The dial comes with three orange sub dials, minutes at 3 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock and seconds at 12 o’clock. On the edge of the dial comes a telemeter in orange color and a pulsometer in white. The hands are in stainless steel except the chronometer hand in white. Very good luminous. The crown has the Longines logo. The case is in stainless steel with a crystal sapphire exhibition back with engraved around “Swiss made – All stainless steel – L3 635 4 – 305/888 – Grande vitesse – 50m – 339 16023. On the crystal comes “The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation”. It is an automatic movement with L683.2 caliber. The watch comes with a stainless steel band with a folder clasp buckle.
Longines was born August 14, 1832 by a young man called Auguste Agassiz who became partner at “Comptoir Raiguel Jeune”, watch dealership in the Jura. After putting watches together mostly by watchmakers living in small farms, the comptoir sell them. The Co. becomes very prosperous. In 1847, the company changes the name for “Comptoir Agassiz & Co.” En 1866, the Co. buys a land called “Les Longines” to build production plant. One year later, the first watches “E. Francillon, Longines, Suisse” are introduced to the universal exhibition in Paris. In 1880, the company registered its patent as “Longines” and the famous trademark “the winged hourglass”. Then came the famous calibers, the 13.33Z, the 13ZN or the 30CH in 1947. The most memorable moment was the association with Charles A. Lindbergh who had flown his Spirit of Saint Louis across the Atlantic on May 27, 1927. Hour angle watch that made navigation easier for many a pilot on trans-oceanic flights was available from 1932. Longines was also the pioneer of electronic timekeeping.
Automatic movement with caliber Longines L683.2, 27 jewels at 28,800 bhp and 42 hours power reserve. The movement is based on the ETA/Valjoux 7753.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 42mm
Length including lugs: 48.5mm