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 . In spite of how great these watches were, there was consistently a little ‘but’ (a date, an enormous case…) yet what you’re going to see is an extremely, appealing. Cool plan, incredible extents, authentic 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, observes frequently found in curiously large (in those days) cases with a straightforward however all around planned dial, depending on Art Deco subjects. This regularly offered life to the alleged sector dials. This is by and large what Longines has in its historical center, a 1934 piece with a level coin-molded bezel, straight hauls and a sector dial.
This is the specific topic and plan that the brand is carrying back today with the new Longines Heritage Classic. The case is made of brushed treated steel with cleaned emphasizes. It is molded in the customary “Calatrava” style, with a level bezel, a crate formed sapphire precious stone and straight carries. What is surprisingly better is that Longines has chosen to keep it little, with a 38.5mm – the hauls 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 extraordinary “sector” plan, with a silver, two-tone completing – opaline focus part and round brushed moment track. The little second is very much situated and doesn’t feel lost in the dial. The hands are devoted to the first and are made of blued steel. The watch has a no-date show, which is again excellent news.
Powering the Longines Heritage Classic is the programmed Caliber 893, a development knows as the ETA A31.501. It is an updated adaptation of the 2895-2, with a more slow recurrence of 25,200 vibrations/hour yet 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 adaptations, just separated by the lash. The Longines Heritage Classic L2.8220.127.116.11 comes on a Black cowhide tie with extra blue NATO. The Longines Heritage Classic L2.818.104.22.168 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 .