Today's modern luxury watches are built on the same principles that were used more than 100 years ago. Watchmaking is a true craft, and the best luxury watches are works of art. The new offerings from Longines hope to remind watch enthusiasts of days gone by, and the Longines Telemeter & Tachymeter Chronograph Watches are two vintage style watches that are both affordable and attractive. These sport style watches draw from previous pieces offered by Longines, only with different dials. They're well worth a closer look, particularly if you've never owned a Longines sport watch.
These two watches are chronograph watches that come in at around 41 mm wide. They feature a steel case and a durable leather strap. The movement is self-winding, and the case back is transparent to allow owners to admire the column-wheel chronograph mechanism. The face features a small second at the 9 o'clock position, a 30 minute counter at the 3 o'clock position, and a 12 hour counter at the 6 o'clock position. It also holds a small date aperture in the 4h30 spot to complete the technical offerings.
It's not so much the features that make these watches so great – it's the look of them. One glance and you'll get a wave of nostalgia since the watches are designed based on the vintage look and feel of the watches of yesteryear. The dial is lacquered white and features black Arabic numerals. A red telemeter scale and blue steel hands help the look of the watch stand out, and the watch also features a spiral tachymeter.
The chronograph features allows one to measure the hourly pace of a project or to measure the velocity and speed of an object. With a simple formula that is fully explained in the owner's manual, wearers will be able to track average velocity or average production pace. It's a combination of tools dating back to the early 1800s, and a unique addition to a great vintage inspired watch.
Best of all, these are among the more affordable luxury sport watches available today. The black alligator straps, the durable and striking steel case, and the precision movements that make the Longines company so well-known all help to contribute to the allure of these watches, and finding out that they're affordably priced when compared to some others on the market is just the icing on the cake. If you're looking for a vintage style watch, these are two worth considering.