Longines’ tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Portugal
To commemorate de 100th anniversary of the Republic of Portugal, Longines restored a watch originally owned by Mendes Cabeçadas. He played a major role in the preparation of the revolutionary movements that created the Portuguese Republic. During the event on September 23rd 2010 in Lisbon, Longines was very honored and proud to present, in the presence of Maria Cavaco Silva, the First lady of Portugal, the emblematic timepiece that will be displayed at the Museum of the Portuguese Presidency. Furthermore two limited and numbered editions of 100 pieces each, one in stainless steel and one in 18K rose gold, have been created. The exclusive chronograph models featuring a second time zone are equipped with an automatic self-winding caliber (L686). The symbol of the Republic is embossed on the back of the cases with the mention: Centenario da República Portugesa. The watch comes with 18 silver or gold plated medals bearing the bust of the 18 presidents of the Portuguese Republic on one side and the respective number of the timepiece on the other side.