AN OCEAN OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL
The Saint-Imier brand’s famous divers’ watch now comes in a new diameter and sports a dial with a white mother-of-pearl disk for a very summery look with a touch of retro
Inspired by the timepieces produced by Longines in the 1960s and part of the Heritage collection which brings together re-releases of the finest models designed by the brand in Saint-Imier, The Longines Legend Diver Watch lives on again. The famous divers’ watch with a truly vintage look has not only abandoned its traditional black dial highlighted in vanilla yellow but has also swapped its imposing 42 mm diameter for a more subtle and summery version.
Scaled down and water resistant up to 30 m, the polished steel case topped with a slim bezel now measures 36 mm. It still has two crowns. The crown at 2 o’clock rotates the inner bezel, a wide bowl-shaped flange ring displaying the minute counter and the famous luminescent marker, an essential diving feature. The other crown at 4 o’clock has a more conventional function: winding, setting the time and adjusting the date.
The dial is decorated with a white mother-of-pearl disk and its shimmering iridescent colors complete the charm of The Longines Legend Diver Watch. The index markers punctuated with Super-LumiNova® squares and the Arabic numerals 6, 9, and 12 are painted black. At 3 o’clock, a framed window indicates the date in black on a white background.
These functions are powered by the L592 caliber, an automatic movement which provides a power reserve of 40 hours once wound completely.
This model by Longines comes with a choice of white leather strap for a summery look or a steel mesh bracelet for a more vintage profile.
Price: 2,010 CHF (white leather strap) – 2,260 CHF (steel mesh bracelet)
By Sharmila Bertin