Friday, January 1, 2016

Longines - Making a Strong Comeback!

With the new Heritage Single Push Piece Chronograph, Longines is again moving in the right direction. And what a comeback piece!

The monopusher collection gets its inspiration from their vintage piece. They have three timepieces in their current collection - the Longines Pulsometer Chronograph with the black and another the white dial plus the Heritage Chronograph - without the Pulsometric scale. All timepieces are 40mm - very comfortable to wear IMHO.

The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph reference L2.800.4.23.2 with the white lacquer dial.
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The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph reference L2.800.4.53.0 with the black dial.
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The Pulsometer scale allows a medical professional to take the heart rate reliably and quickly by using the scale. Instead of taking one minute, the scale allows the user to take the heart rate in 30 beats instead. And this invention was developed in the 1920s.
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The white lacquer dial is beautifully done and is adorned with painted black Arabic numerals that makes the piece very legible.
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The black dial version is a little more "usual" - honestly, I prefer the white dial version.
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The pick for me is the Heritage Single Push Piece Chronograph reference L2.800.4.26.2.
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This piece has a two-toned dial and one part made from white lacquer and the other a grey tinged lacquer.
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Devoid of the Pulsometric scale, I find this "cleaner" look more appealing. And what about the movement? Well the collection comes with an automatic column wheel chronograph movement.
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Top class finishing it is not but still decent given the price range of this collection. The column wheel chronograph movement is produced exclusively for Longines.
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The 40mm monopusher chronograph is well priced at around US$3,400. And I clearly think it is a winner!
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I believe this range will take to collectors and also will be on many collectors' wish lists. I also posted about the Montblanc Villeret Vintage Pulsographe which also has a Pulsometric scale but the pricing is way higher than this Longines monopusher.

Photos taken by iPhone 6S.