Founded in 1832, Longines is among the most seasoned enrolled watch brands on the planet. It’s no big surprise that the company has a sizeable arrangement of loyal reissues in its Heritage assortment. Look no farther than the Avigation BigEye , Legend Diver or Type A-7 for late models. The Longines Heritage Military 1938 is the furthest down the line piece to get the assortment together with a plan devoted to the 1938 original, yet with a couple of current contacts. First delivered at the cusp of World War II, it includes the entirety of the signs of a wartime piece.
The hardened steel case has a contemporary width of 43mm: shockingly, that was the specific size of the 1938 original too! It was positively super larger than usual for the time. The case has a blend of cleaned and brushed components, and the crown includes the equivalent “ocean imp” shape as the 1938 piece (and is only a hair thicker). Consider it an onion crown that has been stepped on. It doesn’t screw down and the watch is water-impervious to only 30 meters, however that is fitting for the time. An advanced sapphire gem with numerous enemy of intelligent coatings is encircled by a slim cleaned bezel that gives the dial a broad presence. Two 20mm ties are offered with the watch – a patinated charcoal dim calfskin and cognac-hued NATO-style cowhide. A substitution device is additionally included.
The matte dial differentiates well against the striking Arabic numerals covered with cream Super-LumiNova, giving an artificial patina. The numerals run into the furthest railroad track as seen on the original dial, not moving internal for a more current methodology. A huge seconds sub-dial sits at 6 o’clock and is somewhat more modest in breadth than its original partner, yet includes a similar vintage serif textual style. Longines, luckily, didn’t add a date window as seen on a comparable piece delivered in 2013. The stick style, cleaned rhodium-plated hands have Super-LumiNova embeds that intently coordinate the original’s tasteful.
The enormous width takes into account a vintage (albeit not period right) hand-wound ETA 6498-2, which has been changed and relabeled the Longines Caliber L507.2. It has 17 gems, beats at 21,600vph (3Hz) with a 53-hour power hold. Capacities incorporate focal hours, minutes and sub-dial seconds at 6 o’clock. The ETA 6498-2 is an update from the 6498-1 that beat at a lower 18,800vph (2.5Hz). Both are basically pocket watch developments with a huge 36.6mm breadth.
The Longines Heritage Military 1938 is a restricted release of 1,938 watches and evaluated at USD 2,450 or EUR 2,320. More subtleties at www.longines.com .