To mark its 190th anniversary, the winged hourglass brand is unveiling its very first chronograph as part of its Record collection, which until now has consisted of 3-hand watches.

Longines’ rich past provides a wealth of inspiration for contemporary designers. The Classic Record chronograph, inaugurating the chapter of the eponymous collection, distinguishes itself by its finery drawn from the details of the timepieces of the past. Its dial blends a matte black tone with gold accents offering excellent readability. The hour circle made up of markers and Arabic numerals, pointed by fine leaf-type hands, is encircled by a tachymeter scale. A small seconds at 3 o’clock and a 30-minute subdial at 9 o’clock complete the graphic presentation. The resolutely elegant ensemble, topped with a domed sapphire crystal, is housed in a steel case measuring 40mm in diameter and 13.8mm thick. As for measuring the time, this is achieved by means of two discreet push-buttons perfectly integrated into the case middle.

This timepiece is driven by a high-performance caliber, the L895, equipped with a monocrystalline silicon balance spring, rendering it insensitive to the negative effects of magnetism. This self-winding movement produces a power reserve of approximately 59 hours. Its precision is another of its distinguishing features. Its chronometry is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Its transparent caseback enables the wearer to see a number of its components, including its oscillating weight.

To complete the vintage personality, the Record model is worn on a brown leather wristband. A sportier chic version comes with a wristband made of metal links closed with a folding clasp.