Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Longines Heritage Chronograph

The Longines Heritage Chronograph is perhaps one of the most affordable single push button column wheel chronograph on the market.

I recently featured the Heritage Chronograph in another post. Here are two of the three models close up.

First the monopusher Chronograph featuring a pulsometric scale reference L2.800.4.23.2.
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Clean white lacquer dial...
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Very legible and the glossy lacquer makes it even more so.
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The accompanying brown leather strap has an orange backing. Very contrasting and very pretty!
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Next comes the two toned dial version reference L2.800.4.26.2 which comes without the pulsometric scale.
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I like this version the best... clean. And the slightly greyish blue toned lacquer dial is just perfectly executed.
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Also comes with a leather strap and orange back.
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So which one do you prefer? The white lacquered dial with a pulsometric scale or the clean two toned dial?
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Then there is the black dial version (reference L2.800.4.53.0) which is also very versatile as a day time turned night formal timepiece. Head down to the Longines Boutique or to Watches of Switzerland to try one and perhaps get one for the Chinese New Year. I assure you the timepiece is very affordable. The white lacquered dial L2.800.4.23.2 retails for S$4,770 while the two toned L2.800.4.26.2 retails for S$4,930 inclusive of GST.