Sunday, June 17, 2007

Longines Grande Vitesse Chronograph

MOVEMENT: Selfwinding mechanical movement. Caliber L667 (Valjoux 7750). 13? lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve of 46 hours. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds and date. Chronograph. Center second hand. 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock. 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. CASE: Round, stainless steel, diam. 42 mm. Black aluminium or polished stainless steel bezel with Mach 2 tachymeter scale (Km/h or MPH). Transparent sapphire crystal case back. Water-resistance to 50 meters (~ 150 feet). DIAL: Black, chocolate or white silver sunray dial with a “big 12” Arabic numeral and eleven painted indices. Date opening at 3 o’clock. Small second at 9 o’clock. HANDS: Polished rhodium-plated hands with superluminova coating. CRYSTAL: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating. BRACELET: Stainless steel bracelet with triple safety folding clasp or black or brown genuine leather strap and Alcantara lining with folding clasp.