The Longines
Railroad

a tribute to the adventure of the railway

Punctuality has been a vital ingredient in the development of a secure and reliable railway service. With this in mind, a precise and good quality timepiece constitutes a must-have piece of equipment. The watchmaking expertise of the brand with the winged hourglass quickly gained momentum and popularity amongst international railway companies. Longines therefore put its name and experience to the service of the railway adventure, and at the beginning of the 20th century, its watches were worn by the employees of many railway companies in Romania, Serbia, Persia, Italy, Chile, Canada, the United States, Turkey and even China, all won over by the remarkable technical characteristics of Longines’ timepieces.

Calibre

Automatic winding mechanical movement
Calibre L888.2 (ETA A31.L01)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25,200 alternations per hour
64-hour power reserve

Functions

Hours, minutes and seconds

Cases

Round, ∅ 40 mm, steel
Screwed back
Engraving on the back inspired by the original decorations found on pocket watches designed for railway companies in the 1920s.
Sapphire crystal with multilayered anti-reflective coating

Water-resistant

Up to 3 bar (30 meters)

Dials

Off-white polished, 24 black painted Arabic numerals

Hands

Shiny lacquer black

Bracelet/Strap

Black alligator with buckle