Month: June 2016

Conquering The Deep Sea

Longines is famous for its elegance with a flying wing hourglass. It has a history of nearly two hundred years and exquisite craftsmanship. It has a distinguished tradition and outstanding experience in the sports field. Longines has been in the sports world since 1878 with its first chronograph stopwatch (20H movement). Since then, Longines has gradually established a close relationship with the sports world. The Longines Sports Series watches inherit the outstanding performance and elegance of the Longines brand, and make use of the waterproof characteristics to conquer the deep sea. Today, the Watch House recommends three Longines sports watches for you to enjoy the charm of Longines conquering the deep sea.
Longines HYDROCONQUEST L3.640.4.56.6 watch

Watch model: L3.640.4.56.6
Movement type: Quartz
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 39 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 7,500
Watch details: L3.642.4.56.6
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 41 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 9,600
Watch details: L3.676.4.58.6
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 39 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 9,100
Watch details: longines / 29472 /
Watch Reviews: This watch uses an internal mechanical movement with a diameter of 39 mm. The watch has a stainless steel case, black dial set with Arabic numerals and hour markers, Super-LumiNova®, date display at three o’clock, and wear-resistant sapphire crystal glass. The strap of the watch is constructed of a stainless steel chain, with a tri-fold safety clasp and a push-open mechanism. The watch is water resistant to 300 meters.
Summary: The three watches recommended this time belong to the Longines sports series, each of which has a function of water resistance to 300 meters. The test standard for waterproof depth is: the temperature is maintained at 20-25 degrees Celsius, and the watch and water are in a static state, so the usual waterproof 30 meters or 50 meters cannot be worn while swimming. These watches with a water resistance of 300 meters are perfectly suitable for the requirements of snorkeling and water sports. Of course, we usually pay attention to the maintenance of the watch to avoid damage to the function of the watch.


1815 ‘200th Anniversary F. A.Lange’ 18k Honey Gold Memorial

Lange presents its second anniversary edition watch, paying tribute to Ferdinando Adolf Lange, born 200 years ago. This 1815 limited edition comes with a solid silver dial with an 18K honey gold case and silver grained grain.

Limited edition of 200 pieces of this 1815 ‘200th Anniversary F. A. Lange’ 18K Honey Gold Edition.
   Entering 2015, Lange celebrates Ferdinando Adolf Lange’s 200th birthday. The brand previously launched the 1815 ‘200th Anniversary F. A. Lange’ Platinum 950 Commemorative Edition with a black dial in February. This time, Langer brings a second masterpiece to pay tribute to the founder of Saxony. The focus of this extraordinary timepiece lies on its specially modified dial and its case made of innovative 18K gold alloy.

   The new 1815 ‘200th Anniversary F. A. Lange’ commemorative honey gold watch has a solid silver dial with fine silver-white grain details on the surface. This hand-made decoration is reminiscent of the silver dial of the Lange Observatory watch and the marine astronomical clock in the pocket watch era, showing rare traditional decoration skills.

   The L051.1 manual winding movement consists of 188 parts and has a power reserve of up to 55 hours. Every detail represents Lange’s persistence, taking Saxony watchmaking to a whole new level. Its main features include: 3/4 plywood made of untreated German silver, hand-engraved balance wheel plywood, classic screw balance, precision fine-tuning system combining lateral fixing screws and gooseneck lever, and high-temperature treated blue Five gold sleeves secured by steel screws. The 40mm case made of 18K honey-colored gold is individually engraved with serial numbers 001/200 to 200/200, making each 1815 ‘200th Anniversary F.A. Lange’ a unique limited edition treasure.

1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”
Model: 236.050
Movement: homemade L051.1 movement manufactured by Lange Watch Factory; manual winding, in accordance with Lange’s strictest quality standards, carefully modified and assembled by hand; five-way precision adjustment; plywood and bridge board from untreated Germany Made of silver; hand-carved balance plywood
Movement parts: 188
Jewel Bearing: 23
Screwed gold sleeve: 5
Escapement: lever escapement
Oscillation system: Anti-vibration screw balance, Nivarox® balance spring *, 21,600 vibrations per hour, combined with horizontal
Precise fine-tuning system for set screws and gooseneck levers
Power reserve: 55 hours power reserve when fully wound
Function: hour and minute display; small seconds with stop-second device
Operating element: crown for winding and setting time
Case size: diameter: 40.0 mm; thickness: 8.8 mm
Movement size: diameter: 30.6 mm; thickness: 4.6 mm
Crystal and case back: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Case: 18K honey gold
Dial: solid silver, silvery white grain
Hands: 18K honey gold
Strap: Hand-stitched crocodile leather strap, reddish brown
Buckle: 18K honey gold pin buckle
Limited edition: 200 pieces, engraved serial number 001/200… 200/200