The design of the Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph has been centred around traditional, elegant lines that evoke the timepieces that contributed to the brand’s success throughout the 20th century. With its 27 jewels, the L688.2 movement is a self-winding calibre with a diameter of 30 mm and a height of 7.90 mm that can be admired through the transparent case back. The column wheel that forms part of the movement serves to steer the functions of the chronograph mechanism. This model has an 18 carat rose gold 39 mm diameter case that surrounds a silvered dial featuring a rose “12” in Arabic numerals and 8 rose applied hour symbols. It shows the hours and minutes, with a small seconds at 9 o’clock, the date and of course the chronograph functions: centre seconds sweep, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. This model is fitted on a dark brown alligator strap. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 metres).