Sunday, May 14, 2017

Longines RailRoad Pocket Watch

Paying tributes to its rich heritage in the manufacturing of railroad watches, Longines presents the RailRoad Pocket Watch, a steel pocket watch inspired by the “railroad” models produced at the time of the railway’s expansion. This timepiece’s simple yet distinctive design, produced in a numbered and limited series of 250 pieces, is designed for those for whom the train is more than just a mode of transportation, in the same way that a watch is more than an instrument to tell time: it is a true adventure consisting of movement, precision and tradition.
With its widely recognized expertise in timekeeping, Longines naturally equipped staff members of some of the world’s largest railroad companies, from Romania to Serbia, Persia, Italy, Chili, Canada, the United States, Turkey, and China.
The Longines RailRoad Pocket Watch draws its inspiration from the essence of pieces produced between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. It stylishly combines the functional sobriety and technicality specific to the brand. Its bottom-facing glass offers a spectacular view of part of the mechanical system – the balance and the three bridges – that drive this pocket watch. A spectacle enhanced by a finely wrought engraving, similar to those that decorated the RailRoad watches at the time.
Its steel case, measuring 49.5 mm in diameter, holds the manual-winding L513.2 calibre, developed exclusively for Longines. In the functional spirit of railroad requirements, its white lacquered and polished dial is adorned with eleven large Roman numerals of contrasting design, ensuring perfect visibility. More relevant than ever, a railway-style minute track gives time through bluish-steel hands. A second counter at six o’clock completes its time-telling features. A steel chain is finishing this exclusive model.

Technical details
The Longines RailRoad Pocket Watch
Reference number: L7.        
Limited series of 250 numbered pieces

Manual winding mechanical movement (Exclusive Longines)
Calibre L513.2 (ETA B99.L01)
16 ½ lines, 17 jewels, 21’600 vibrations per hour
53 hour power reserve

Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock

Round, 49.50 mm, stainless steel
Engraved case back with special shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside
Crystal sapphire with anti-reflective coating

White Lacquered, 11 black roman numerals printed                   
Hands: Blued steel, hours pear shape, minutes leaf shape and small  second baton hand with ball counterweights

Stainless chain with swivels

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