Longines Presents The 'Singapore 50th Anniversary of Independence' Edition

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Published on January 3rd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Longines Presents The ‘Singapore 50th Anniversary of Independence’ Edition

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Swiss luxury watch maker Longines pays tribute to Singapore’s 50th birthday by launching a numbered edition model specially designed for the occasion. The GMT wristwatch from the Longines Master Collection bears the highlighted name of Singapore on its time zone ring and a commemorative print on the back. Those fifty exclusive timepieces will only be available in Longines’ two new corporate stores in Singapore.

This year Singapore is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence. Those years have seen the country become an international business and financial center which can boast a world-class infrastructure. To celebrate this major milestone in the nation’s history, Longines presents an exclusive edition which will only be available in a limited series of fifty numbered pieces.

This numbered GMT wristwatch from The Longines Master Collection houses a self-winding mechanical movement in its round 18 carat rose gold case. Displaying hours, minutes, seconds and date on a silvered stamped barleycorn dial, the38.5 mm diameter watch also allows the time to be read in any of the globe’s 23 other time zones thanks to its 24-hour inner disc and time zone ring. This model is fitted on a brown alligator strap with a deployment buckle.

As a tribute to Singapore, the name of the city appears in red on the collar of this sophisticated timepiece. The transparent case back through which the scintillating movement can be observed also bears a commemorative print which endows each watch with an exclusive identity.

The Longines Master Collection builds on a rich watchmaking tradition that goes back to the brand’s earliest years and reflects the values of elegance, performance and tradition that can also be traced back in Singapore’s flourishing history. This limited edition will only be available in Longines’two new corporate stores in Marina Square & Marina Bay Sands.

Technical details
Model: Longines Master Collection GMT ‘Singapore 50th Anniversary of Independence’ Edition
Reference number: L2.631.8.75.3
Limited series of 50 numbered pieces
Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement
Caliber L635.6 (ETA 2824/2)
14¼ lines, 33 jewels, 28 800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 38 hours
Functions   

Hours, minutes, seconds, date and GMT with internal disc and indicator for 24 time zones, each with a reference location
Case 
Round, 18k rose gold, Ø 38.50 mm
Transparent case back with commemorative print
Scratch-resistant sapphire glass
Water-resistant: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial  
Silvered stamped “barleycorn”, 11 Arabic numerals
Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Collar displaying 23 city names in anthracite and Singapore in red
Hands: Blued steel hands
Strap 
Brown alligator strap with deployment buckle

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