25 Apr '11, 4pm

Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Watch For Winner Of Kentucky Derby: Longines is now the official timekeeper...

Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph Watch For Winner Of Kentucky Derby: Longines is now the official timekeeper...

is now the official timekeeper and timepiece maker of the Kentucky Derby and its track Churchill Downs. For this year's esteemed horse race Longines will present one of their newer Column-Wheel Chronograph watches to the winner of the race. Longines - part of the Swatch Group - worked with ETA (also part of the Swatch Group) to develop a special movement for Longines that captured the classic nature of the traditional watch brand. The movement is an automatic chronograph, but one that uses a historic column-wheel transmission system in the movement. Column-wheel chronographs are those found in many of the best chronograph movements. Set in a steel case, the Ref. L2.733.4.72.2 Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph is extremely classic in its execution and design. The case is 39mm wide in steel, with a brown alligator strap. The exclusive movement inside of the watch is the mech...

Full article: http://www.luxist.com/2011/04/25/longines-column-wheel-ch...

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