The entire La Grande Classique de Longines sub-series of Longines Watches that is constructed as a part of the brand’s Elegance range, is consisted of immaculately designed watches fitted in ultra-thin cases for improved and unique appearances. Unlike the most products in the sub-collection, the model L4.708.4.11.6 is made with a mechanical movement, which qualifies it as the most significant timekeeper in its category. The reason for this claim is the fact that it simultaneously incorporates fresh cutting edge style and horological values that are appreciated in the world of timepiece enthusiasts.
The slim watch by the manufacturer with the winged hourglass insignia is made with a stainless steel case which is 34 mm wide and 7.5 mm thick. The front and back of the timekeeper case are covered with sapphire glasses, with the front crystal being treated to be more scratch resistant.
One of the first notable distinctions of the product is its minimalistic design, executed with the use of a large crystal encircled only with a steel stationary bezel. This is supplemented with a stark matte white dial that does not include any excessive details, and sports 12 slim painted black Roman numerals and baton-styled hour and minute hands in the same color.
As it has been mentioned, watch enthusiast will be pleased to know that the model L4.708.4.11.6 from the Elegance Collection of Longines Watches has a mechanical movement. The caliber in question is a self-winding L593 mechanism with 20 jewels (base movement ETA 2000/1). It beats at the high frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and provides a power reserve that lasts for 40 hours. Since it is fitted in a thin case, it is not surprising that this caliber, visible through the transparent case back of the timekeeper, has a low height of 3.6 mm (the width of the caliber is 8 ¾ lignes or 19.4 mm). The only supported functions are hour and minute indications.
The supremely elegant and eye-catching thin model from the La Grande Classique de Longines line of products is paired up with a wristlet in the same material and tone as its case. It has a nine-link stainless steel bracelet that closes with a triple folding buckle and involves a push-piece mechanism for unfastening. As all the other pieces in the Elegance series, the wristwatch that can be worn by both men and women is water proof to 30 meters.