Monday, April 24, 2017

Longines Record Collection

Celebrating its 185th anniversary, Swiss watch maker Longines presents this year its new Record collection, which offers automatic models combining classic elegance and excellence. A first for Longines, it is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), a designation awarded to all of the pieces in the Record collection.
L2.821.4.11.6 - This steel 40-mm diameter model from the Record collection displays a white matt dial with 12 painted roman numerals. Its L888.4automatic movement includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). A stainless steel bracelet completes this exceptional piece.
Through its new Record collection, Longines conveys its essence; one of timeless elegance and excellence.  For this collection, in order to increase accuracy and longevity, Longines decided to add single-crystal silicon balance spirals to its best movements – a resistant and light material that is inoxidizable and unaffected by standard temperature variations, magnetic fields and atmospheric pressure.
Based on their high accuracy, all of the Record collection’s models have received the COSC’s “chronometer” certificate. Equipped with automatic calibres, all of the pieces were tested one by one by this neutral independent organization, and can thus display the CHRONOMETER label stamped on their dial. Bestowed with significant added value, these certified “chronometers” achieve the status of authentic, exceptional timepieces.
L2.321.0.87.6 - This model from the Record collection displays a white mother-of-pearl dial with13 diamonds indexes. Its steel 30-mm diameter case is set with diamonds. Its L592.4automatic movement includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). A stainless steel bracelet completes this exceptional piece.
With four sizes (26, 30, 38.5 and 40 mm), the Record collection is designed for both women (7 dials) and men (6 dials). All of the models feature the 3 working hands/date version, with a steel case – and a diamond-set steel case on two dials, for women – fitted on a steel bracelet or alligator watch strap.
Technical details
Model: Record Collection

References numbers   
Stainless steel models
L2.320.4.11/56/57/72/76/87/96.x    Ø 26.00 mm
L2.321.4.11/56/57/72/76/87/96.x    Ø 30.00 mm
L2.820.4.11/56/57/72/76/96.x    Ø 38.50 mm
L2.821.4.11/56/57/72/76/96.x    Ø 40.00 mm

Diamond-set stainless steel models
L2.320.0.57/87.x    Ø 26.00 mm
L2.321.0.57/87.x    Ø 30.00 mm

Movements
Ø 26.00 and Ø 30.00 mm models
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L592.4 (ETA A20.L11) COSC certified
8¾ lines, 22 jewels, 28'800 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 40 hours

Ø 38.50 and Ø 40.00 mm models
Mechanical self-winding movement,
Calibre L888.4 (ETA A31.L11) COSC certified
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25'200 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 64 hours

Functions       
Hours, minutes, seconds and date aperture at 3 o’clock

Cases              
Round, Stainless Steel: Ø 26.00, Ø 30.00, Ø 38.50 and Ø 40.00 mm
Round, Diamond-set stainless steel: Ø 26.00, Ø 30.00 models
- 52 diamonds, 0.405 carats Top Wesselton IF/VVS : Ø 26.00 mm
- 60 diamonds, 0.504 carats Top Wesselton IF/VVS : Ø 30.00 mm
Transparent case back
Sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating   
Water Resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dials       
Ø 26.00 mm Models
White mother-of-pearl, 12 diamonds indexes
White matt, 11 painted roman numerals   
Black lacquered, 12 diamonds indexes
Sunray gradient black, 6 arabic numerals and 5 triangular bar indexes
Sunray Silver, 12 bar indexes
Sunray Silver, 6 arabic numerals and 5 Triangular bar indexes
Blue sunray, 6 arabic numerals and 5 triangular bar indexes

Ø 30.00 mm Models
White mother-of-pearl, 13 diamonds indexes
White matt, 12 painted roman numerals
Black lacquered, 13 diamonds indexes   
Sunray gradient black, 6 arabic numerals and 6 triangular bar indexes
Sunray Silver, 12 bar indexes
Sunray Silver, 6 arabic numerals and 6 triangular bar indexes
Blue sunray, 6 arabic numerals and 6 triangular bar indexes

Ø 38.50 and Ø 40.00 mm Models
White matt, 12 painted roman numerals   
Black lacquered, 13 diamonds indexes   
Sunray gradient black, 6 arabic numerals and 6 triangular bar indexes
Sunray Silver, 12 bar indexes
Sunray Silver, 6 arabic numerals and 6 triangular bar indexes
Blue sunray, 6 arabic numerals and 6 triangular bar indexes

Hands       
Blued steel or rhodium-plated

Straps   
- Black or brown alligator with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism
- Stainless steel with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

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