Longines Flagship Heritage Silver Dial Automatic Chronograph Men’s Watch (LNG27494722): Review

What started out as a watchmaking company in Saint-Imier the 1830s became the start of one of the best European watch makers. It started with the year of 1867, when the inauguration of the Longines factory was held and in that same year came the company’s first movement — the 20A. This 20-line calibre featured an anchor escapement as well as a setting mechanism and a pendant winding mechanism.

This movement won an award at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1867 and the rest is history. Today, we enjoy 150 years of Longines timepieces, including the company’s first precise timing movement, the 20H calibre Chronograph.

Brand: Longines
Model: LNG27494722
Type: Flagship Heritage Silver Dial Automatic Chronograph Men’s Watch
Purchase Link: http://www.jomashop.com/longines-flagship-mens-watch-27494722.html



If you are looking for an elegant, Swiss made Automatic timepiece, the luxury brand Longines is the perfect place to start. A part of their Heritage Series is the 40mm Flagship Silver Dial Chronograph Men’s Watch.

This sophisticated timepiece combines a beautiful silver dial, silver hands and hour indexes, as well as silver subdial hands and a stainless steel case and stationary bezel. The coup de grace is the genuine brown leather strap that complements the simple elegance and beauty of the silver dial.


Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Engine: Longines Calibre L688
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Dial Type: Analog
  • Dial Color: Silver
  • Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
  • Case Thickness: 14mm
  • Case Back: Skeleton
  • Dial Hands: Silver-tone
  • Crown: Pull / Push
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Second Markers: Minute Markers Around Outer Rim
  • Subdials: (3) 12 Hours, 30 Minutes, 60 Seconds
  • Band Type: Strap
  • Band Material: Brown Leather
  • Clasp: Tang
  • Features: Chronograph, Leather, Stainless Steel
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Calendar, Chronograph
  • Calendar: Date Display Between 4 and 5 o’clock Positions
  • Power Reserve: 54 Hours
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet


Power Source

This Swiss made Longines Flagship men’s timepiece uses an Automatic movement as its power source. Using a high quality, in-house Longines Calibre L688 engine, this Automatic will give you 54 hours of power reserve and will track the time, power the Chronograph feature, as well as the calendar window and three subdials on this complex luxury dial.

The L688 is a new column wheel Chronograph movement that is self-winding and prestigious. Created in 2010, this calibre is used for timepieces of the Longines Saint-Imier Collection that was launched in 2012.

Longines L688 Calibre Chronograph Movement, Circa 2010

The Good

There are many positives to this timepiece from its world class design, quality materials, incredible Swiss made Automatic movement, Chronograph feature, and subdials, to its genuine leather strap.

Complete with a Chronograph feature, the three subdials are: 12 hours, 30 minutes, and 60 seconds. The angled calendar date window between 4 and 5 o’clock manages to match the look rather than break up the dial design.


One of the best parts about this timepiece is its minimalism while staying classic. The hour positions feature silver-tone stick indexes that are not too large or too small. Perfectly in sync with the silver-tone of the dial hands and the polished bezel, this look is simply Longines.

This Flagship’s water resistance is not too bad either. With a 30 meter / 100 feet resistance, you can wear this luxury piece without worrying about rainwater, washing your hands, or accidental submersion.

The genuine leather strap is brown in color and really pays tribute to Longines’ timeless and classic designs that span centuries in style.

The Bad

There really are no negative aspects to this luxury Longines. For the price, the quality of this master brand is elegant and effortless. From crown to clasp, this Flagship Heritage Silver Dial timepiece is all positive.


There are no complaints at all regarding the functionality of the Flagship Heritage. The movement is perfection and the push buttons and crown are fully functional, allowing the Calibre L688 engine to tick with precision around the main- and sub-dials.

The Sapphire crystal and the skeleton case back do a remarkable job of protecting the precious movement within while maintaining a stunning design.

The 54 hour power reserve is very respectable, as most luxury timepieces only manage to offer anywhere between 42 and 48 hours of reserve power when not worn. Overall, you cannot go wrong this model by Longines.


The Highlights

One of the highlights is certainly the Automatic movement. The Longines Calibre L688 engine is a masterpiece of Swiss engineering and is the perfect movement for this multi-subdial Chronograph timepiece. With a power reserve of 54 hours, your watch will tick longer without needing winding when not worn, than most competitors.

The design is also stunning. If one would say that they owned a timepiece with a silver dial, silver dial hands, three subdial features and a Chronograph, you would think that you have seen it all. However, Longines manages to create a luxury watch out of this seemingly common combination of colors and materials.


The silver dial is absolutely elegant and you can’t keep your eyes off of it or the 40mm stainless steel case. The three subdials are ever-so-slightly inset at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, which offers a simple look that becomes extraordinary with the addition of the silver-tone dial hands and subdial hands.

Protecting the dial you will find a genuine, scratch resistant Sapphire crystal, and around the back of the case you will find a skeletonized back that exposes the beautiful Calibre L688 engine of Longines’ Automatic movement.



This Longines Flagship Heritage Silver Dial Automatic Chronograph Men’s Watch retails for $3,300, but you can get it for 1/3rd off this price at Jomashop.com for only $2,195.00. This End of Year Sale may not last long, so in case you miss it, Jomashop will still offer this timepiece for $2,575.00, which is less than retail price.

Jomashop.com Purchase Link: http://www.jomashop.com/longines-flagship-mens-watch-27494722.html



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