The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph Watch Review
Wednesday - 08 April 2015
Longines recognises their influence and long run in the watchmaking industry by launching a timepiece that is nostalgic of a vintage edition in particular.
The Longines Pulsometer Chronograph infuses a dash of elegance with a focus on functionality. The pulsometric scale that features on the dial provides a sophisticated and distinctive style to the timekeeper yet adds a practical aspect also; the luxury single push-piece chronograph can cleverly measure the wearer’s heart rate allowing for the watch to adopt a new function and perspective than simply reading the time.
The subtle masterpiece takes inspiration from a medical timepiece originating from the early 1920s. The instrument was utilised by the medical profession to enable doctors to calculate a patients heart rate in a fast and reliable way. Unfortunately the original method was not proven to be trustworthy as the pulse rate was measured over 60 seconds, which in fact could result in inaccurate results. The release of the new Longines Pulsometer takes a modern approach to ensure that the heart rate reading is precise and reliable. Combining the chronograph hand with the red pulsometric scale presents the patient’s heart rate in only 30 pulses.
The Arabic numerical markings and the “Breguet” type steel blue fine hands on the crisp white background provide a vintage feel to the timepiece, which is cemented with the brown alligator strap; a refined nod to the yesteryears. To expose Longines exclusive column wheel movement the casebook is sealed with a transparent steel case back, which measures at 40mm.
Embrace the exquisite Longines Pulsometer Chronograph.
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