At 3 o’clock, there’s a flat, knurled crown with an embossed Longines emblem on the end. At 2 and 4 o’clock, you’ll see a pair of oval pushers that operate the chronometer functions. Despite all this, the watch is still water-resistant to a depth of 30 meters. Even though I wouldn’t want to go swimming with it, it’s more than good enough to wear in the shower. And for most of us, that’s all you really need from a water-resistant watch.

The crystal is totally flat, with no bevel or curve to it. This provides a clean, undistorted view of the dial regardless of the angle you’re viewing it from cheap replica watches. The sapphire material is tough and scratch-resistant, and won’t easily get dinged up during normal wear. It’s also coated with multiple anti-reflective layers, both on the top and on the bottom.

The Longines Record Automatic Chronograph L2.921.4.56.2 has a round stainless steel case that’s spare and minimalist. It measures 40mm in diameter, and the straight, narrow lugs are spaced at 20mm. And at 13.8mm, it’s proportionally thick for the size. While it has a medium wrist presence, it actually looks bigger than it is. That’s largely thanks to the narrowness of the smooth, curved bezel, which leaves a lot of room for a broad dial.

The rear of the watch has a display caseback, with a similar high-quality crystal. This caseback shows off the beautiful modified ETA Longines L895.4 movement, with its gold gears and wheels and purple highlights. As I mentioned, it’s a COSC-certified movement, so you’ll rarely find the need to reset your watch.

A mechanical watch – even an inaccurate one – is a work of art. That’s why people pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for a watch that’s less accurate than a cheap Casio watch from Walmart. At the same time, is it really too much to ask not to have to reset the time once a week? That’s where COSC certification comes into play. COSC is short for “Contr?le officiel suisse des Chronomètres,” and is the official Swiss non-profit organization that certifies audemars piguet replica for accuracy. To obtain certification, a watch must be accurate to between -4 and +6 seconds per day over a 10-day testing period.

Back in 2023, Swiss watchmaker Longines announced the release of their Record collection, which is made up exclusively of COSC-certified watches. The most recent release is the Record Automatic Chronograph L2.921.4.56.2, which I recently got my hands on. Here’s what I learned about this beautiful new addition to Longines’ lineup.