PLUNGING INTO THE PAST
Longines has made its re-releases of classic models a genuine collection, rich and varied. A nod to the past that has delighted numerous customers.
The archives of a brand as old as Longines, which is celebrating its 185th anniversary this year, is a little like a treasure trove. Here you can find plenty of forgotten items, and while some turn out to be of little use, since it is hard to update them to match current tastes, others can be literally presented intact to customers. This is the case of the Heritage Legend Diver Watch model, which has joined the Heritage by Longines collection, specialised in the re-release of cult timepieces.
Borrowing from the aesthetic codes of its 1960s ancestor, the Heritage Legend Diver Watch has a 42mm case. Two screw-down crowns adorn the sides of this steel setting; the first, at 4 o’clock, is used to set and wind the watch, while the other, at 2 o’clock, works the internal revolving bezel. The bezel itself is dressed in black and decorated with a diving scale inscribed in beige with a luminous triangular marker.
The dial on this Longines watch also has a black finish and is protected by convex sapphire glass, with an hour rim made up of stick-shaped indices and Arabic numerals highlighted in Super-LumiNova®. Two central hands, with phosphorescent bodies and tips display the hours and minutes, while a small silver hand shows the seconds. At 3 o’clock, a counter edged with sand-coloured trim discreetly displays the date.
All these features are powered by the calibre L.633, an automatic movement based on the ETA 2824, and running at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz), while providing 39 hours of power reserve.
The vintage shape of the Heritage Legend Diver Watch is highlighted by a Milanese mesh metal strap with a folding clasp.
Price: 2,010 CHF (on leather)
By Sharmila Bertin