There is no uncertainty that Longines knows its business with regards to re-altering past models. This was valid with the Avigation BigEye , the Type A-7 or the Heritage Military . Notwithstanding how great these watches were, there was consistently a little ‘but’ (a date, an enormous case…) however what you’re going to see is an incredibly, alluring. Cool plan, extraordinary extents, verifiable importance and a ground-breaking development. Meet the new Longines Heritage Classic “Sector Dial”.
I have a specific weakness for the alleged “Calatrava” steel watches of the 1930s and 1940s, watches regularly found in larger than usual (in those days) cases with a basic yet very much planned dial, depending on Art Deco subjects. This frequently offered life to the alleged sector dials. This is actually what Longines has in its historical center, a 1934 piece with a level coin-molded bezel, straight carries and a sector dial.
This is the specific subject and plan that the brand is carrying back today with the new Longines Heritage Classic. The case is made of brushed tempered steel with cleaned emphasizes. It is molded in the customary “Calatrava” style, with a level bezel, a container formed sapphire gem and straight drags. What is stunningly better is that Longines has chosen to keep it little, with a 38.5mm – the drags are very long so anticipate that the watch should wear somewhat bigger. The crown holds the half-precious stone state of the first watch.
The masterpiece of the Longines Heritage Classic is, as far as I might be concerned, the dial. Much the same as the first model, it has this incredible “sector” plan, with a silver, two-tone completing – opaline focus part and roundabout brushed moment track. The little second is very much situated and doesn’t feel lost in the dial. The hands are dedicated to the first and are made of blued steel. The watch has a no-date show, which is again awesome news.
Powering the Longines Heritage Classic is the programmed Caliber 893, a development knows as the ETA A31.501. It is a redesigned variant of the 2895-2, with a more slow recurrence of 25,200 vibrations/hour however a more extended force hold of 64 hours. It is fitted with a silicon balance spring, which means hostile to attractive properties.
The watch is accessible in two variants, just separated by the lash. The Longines Heritage Classic L2.822.214.171.124 comes on a Black cowhide lash with extra blue NATO. The Longines Heritage Classic L2.8126.96.36.199 comes on a blue cowhide lash with an extra anthracite NATO.
The Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial will before long be accessible at retailers and estimated at EUR 2,020. More subtleties at Longines.com .