Swiss watchmaker Longines revisits a model made popular way back in the 1930s with the release of its Longines Heritage Classic watch. Characterised by its streamlined design and sector dial, Longines Heritage Classic features a subtle balance of colours with emphasis on the blued steel hands at its centre.
Functions include hours, minutes and a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock. The main dial is adorned with Arabic numerals and hour markers appear on a satin-finished silvered disk around the circumference. Longines Heritage Classic is driven by a new and exclusive Longines self-winding calibre movement possessing a power reserve of up to 64 hours. The stainless steel case is distinctive with a diameter of 38.50mm that also reflects the elegant pieces from the 1930s. The glass is box sapphire crystal with a multi-layered anti-reflective coating, and the watch is water-resistant to 30 metres.
To complete this model, buyers have a choice between a blue or semi-matte black leather strap with beige stitching or a denim-effect leather NATO strap available in anthracite or blue.
To mark the launch, Longines teamed up with several collectors who represent the brand’s values and got them to star in a series of microfilms. Chris Beccan is a journalist who writes about vintage watches and whisky, two of life’s true callings.
“Longines has a long history of making some of the most aesthetically pleasing watches in my humble opinion, so when I first laid eyes on the Longines Heritage Classic timepiece, I was rather taken aback,” said Chris.
“This new piece has the perfect mix of yesteryear and modernity. The inspiration of the case design comes from an era where these watches weren’t just mere time-telling devices, but actual tools and the simplicity of the design lends to its utilitarian purpose.”
The Longines Heritage Classic is available now.