Longines, a famous Swiss watch manufacturer, presents Longines Classic Replica Series 1911 Equestrian Pocket Watch (LonginesEquestrianPocketWatchHorsesTrio1911). This limited and numbered pocket watch has an 18K rose gold case, which demonstrates Longines’ enthusiasm for equestrian sports. The watch’s caseback is engraved with three horses, inspired by a metal pocket watch with a Lépine movement. This classic is now in the Longines Saint-Imier Watch Museum.
Longines’ passion for equestrian sports dates back more than a century. As early as 1878, the brand had created a chronograph pocket watch engraved with the image of the jockey and his mount. The Longines Classic Replica 1911 Equestrian Pocket Watch was inspired by a pocket watch that was collected in the Longines Watch Museum. The original timepiece was born in 1911. Just a year later, in 1912, the brand became a partner of equestrian obstacle course for the first time, and thus launched a long history of Longines’ participation in various famous flat horse races and obstacle course.
This 18K rose gold pocket watch is engraved with three horses in the bottom case. Three magnificent horse heads rushed out in the delicate leaf decoration background, and the leaf pattern in the background further extended. As unusually limited pocket watches, each is individually numbered.
This pocket watch has a diameter of 48.20 mm and is equipped with a Longines exclusive L878.4 manual winding movement. Its white dial is decorated with large black lacquered Arabic numerals and minute markers. The elegant ‘Breguet’ blue-steel hands indicate hours and minutes, and a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock. Pocket watch sides and hanging rings are carefully decorated according to its prototype pocket watch.
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