Longines Breathes Life Back Into An Elegant Timepiece From The Late 1940s

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Longines Breathes Life Back Into An Elegant Timepiece From The Late 1940s

Throughout its long history, Longines has created pieces that have stood the test of time. A reinterpretation of a watch from the forties, The Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph 1946 is a perfect example. This 40mm creation reveals an understated dial that will thrill aficionados of the winged hourglass brand.

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

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

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 seconds counter. The harmonious Arabic numerals, in the italic “dolphin” style characteristic of this period, set the pace for this timepiece. At 12 o’clock, LONGINES lettering is subtly applied to the dial in antique-style characters. The “leaf”-style hands in blued steel bring out the beauty of this elegant piece, topped with an anti-reflection sapphire crystal.
 

Original Piece from 1946

This model 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