From its beginnings in the 19th century and throughout its history, Longines has maintained a true passion for the equestrian world. Its pocket watches have been reinterpreted and are currently available in limited, numbered editions as part of the Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch collection.
Masterpieces include the Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Jockey 1878, an 18-carat rose gold pocket watch with a hand-wound movement and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism created exclusively for Longines. The column-wheel chronograph is activated via the crown, which acts as a push-piece. The movement’s blued steel column wheel can be admired by opening the engraved cover. The metal Lépine pocket watch that inspired this reinterpretation is housed at the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier.
There’s also the Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911 which was inspired by a Lépine pocket watch from the same year. The 18-carat rose gold pocket watch has a skilfully designed case back featuring a trio of horses. The heads of the horses stand out against a background of intricate foliage. The plant motifs also appear on the middle of the piece.
The Equestrian Pocket Watch collection is presently available at Longines, Suria KLCC.