Longines have announced the Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911, a new tribute timepiece that celebrates the firm’s passion for equestrian sports.
The 48.20 mm case of the piece is presented in 18-carat rose gold and will contain a manual-winding calibre L878.4 (Longines 37.9 ABC) movement that beats at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour and 17 jewels.
In addition to a minimum power reserve of approximately 40 hours, the Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911 will feature hour, minute, and small second functions at the 6 o’clock position.
The polished white lacquer dial is complemented by painted black Arabic numerals and a minute circle. It’s “Breguet”-type hands are produced in blued steel.
A highlight of the pocket watch is its hand-crafted background that features the depiction of a trio of horses. The heads of these three wild animals stands out against a backdrop of foliage.
It is inspired by a metal Lépine pocket watch dating from 1911 and is currently on display at the Longines Saint-Imier museum. The sides and the bow of the new model are finely crafted in imitation of the original model.
The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911 will be available in a limited quantity of only 20 pieces. Each piece is individually numbered to represent the limited nature of the watch.
- 48.20 mm case presented in 18-carat rose gold
- Manual-winding L878.4 calibre movement
- Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
- 18,800 vibrations per hour with 17 jewels
- “Breguet”-type blued steel hands
- Polished white lacquer dial with 12 painted black Arabic numerals
- Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
- Minimum power reserve of approximately 40 hours
- Inspired by metal Lépine pocket watch from 1911
- Limited availability of only 20 numbered pieces