A Declaration of Love to Equestrian Sports
The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911.
The Swiss watch brand presents The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911, a pocket watch in 18-carat rose gold, as a tribute to Longine’s passion for equestrian sports. Produced in a very limited series of numbered pieces, its back is decorated with an engraving of a trio ofhorses. The metal Lépine pocket watch that was the inspiration for this new edition is kept at the Longines Saint-Imier museum.
Longines’ passion for equestrian sports dates back to more than a century. In 1878, the Swiss watch brand produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911 was inspired by a metal pocket watch kept in the Longines museum and produced in 1911. A year later, the brand partnered a show jumping competition for the first time, the beginning of a long history that led Longines to join forces with renowned racing and show jumping competitions.
This 18-carat rose gold pocket watch has a cleverly crafted background depicting a trio of horses. The heads of these three proud animals stand out against a background of delicately worked foliage. The plant motifs are repeated in the middle of the piece. This unusual model is produced in a very limited edition. Each copy is numbered.
With a diameter of 48.20 mm, this model features the L878.4 calibre with manual winding, a Longines Manufacture movement. Its white dial is decorated with large black painted Arabic numerals and a minute circle. It displays the hours and minutes with elegant «Breguet»-type blued steel hands and there is a small seconds at 6 o’clock. The sides and the bow on this watch are finely craftedin imitation of the original model.