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Introducing the Longines Heritage Classic

Introducing the Longines Heritage Classic

The Swatch owned-brand renowned for its contemporary takes on classical timepieces excels with the Longines Heritage Classic

Longines news has recently centred around the evolving Hydroquest collection, and in particular this year’s first full-ceramic model. But for dedicated followers of the Saint-Imier brand, its growing Heritage line is bringing forth ever more illustrious examples.

Here, the virtue of a deep dive into the Swatch-owned dial name is its historic link with pilots’ watches, perhaps the most famous of which is the 1931 piece originally created for the American transatlantic pioneer Charles Lindbergh, reintroduced as the Avigation Type A-7. The Heritage series has also offered a fresh take on a Fifties watch fitted with a 24-hour indicator originally aimed at commercial aircrew. And for fans of pre-war timepiece design? Well, Longines is now offering the Heritage Classic, featuring an era-correct sector dial featuring a small seconds display at six o’clock, fitted into a perfectly proportioned 38.5mm case.

Despite its traditional livery (in addition to its time-only display, the silvered opaline dial features Arabic numerals and blue steel hands), the Heritage Classic boasts a new calibre that uses a silicon balance wheel. Further emboldening this latest “classic turn”: the option to fit a a denim-effect leather Nato strap in place of a blue or semi-matte black leather strap (supplied).

 

 

 

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