|Model:||Master Collection Chronograph|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||44mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||52mm|
Beautiful round Longines Master Collection Chronograph in stainless steel. The watch has a round white guilloche dial with black Arabic numerals for hours and every 5 minutes. At 3 o’clock comes the sub dial for the minutes, at 6 o’clock the sub dial for the hours and 9 o’clock the seconds. The date is between 4 and 5 o’clock. All the hands are in black dark blue. The case is in stainless steel with a crystal sapphire exhibition back case with around the following engraved, “The Longines Master Collection – 38855249 – Swiss made water 30m – Water Resistant - All stainless steel – L2-693.4”. Automatic movement with caliber Longines L696.2 – 27 jewels. The watch comes with a brown alligator band (medium condition) and a stainless steel Longines folder clasp buckle. The width between the lugs is 22mm.
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 L696.2, 27 jewels at 28,800 bhp and 42 hours power reserve.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 44mm
Length including lugs: 52mm