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.

Longines - Original Pocket Watch

Lépine pocket watch dating from 1911. This model, displayed at the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier, served as an inspiration for The Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911. © Longines

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. This movement is developed exclusively for Longines. 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 crafted in imitation of the original model.

Longines - Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio 1911

Equestrian Pocket Watch Horses Trio (ref. L7. © Longines