You may recall that a little while ago we wrote about a Longines Heritage Collection Column-Wheel single pusher chronograph with a black dial that was also available in a white-dialled version which alas we did not get to see.
Well today is a third new monopusher chronograph option from Longines for your consideration.
In the same 41mm stainless steel case and also containing the automatic Calibre L788.2 (ETA A08.L11) movement, this piece is called the Reference L2.800.4.26.2-4.
The bi-compax layout is the same as the previous model, with a centre 60 seconds, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock.
The differences between this and the other version are the markers and that the dial is white lacquered with silver areas (minutes circle and counters), painted Arabic numerals and batons and, of course, the blued hands. These cosmetic changes result in a very different look, as you can see in the first photo, and a more dressy one at that.
With a veritable feast of heritage-inspired chronographs from Longines in 2015, those who are looking for something along these lines will have a nice range of options from which to choose. Of those that I have handled there’s something to be said for this version nudging slightly ahead of the others. The dial, with its two tones that play a bit in the light, is slightly more intriguing.