Longine´s archive is huge, the brand can surprise us regularly with cool replicas. The “new” Longines Heritage 1973 is based on a “Conquest“-model produced in the 1970s.
The Longines Heritage 1973 is eye-catching!
The cushion-shaped case elegantly surrounds the dial, which is thoroughly vintage and true to the original model. The latter, a chronograph produced in 1973 known by its winged hourglass logo, was fitted with the Longines “30CH” mechanical chronograph movement. Following in the same noble footsteps, the “new” 2013 Longines Heritage 1973 houses the “L688” calibre, a column-wheel chronograph movement developed and produced by ETA exclusively for Longines.
The style of the 70s has been decently updated to suit modern tastes…
Black or silvered, the dial of the Longines Heritage 1973 boasts a fascinating play of contrasts. Two counters have been included at 3 and 9 o’clock: black on the silvered dial and silvered on the black dial. The applied hour symbols are decorated with a fine black line and a dot of Super-LumiNova. These are interposed and balanced out by a minute-circle, also of fine black lines. A blue tachometric scale surrounds the dial, adding a subtle touch of color to the whole.
With a diameter of 40 mm, the cushion-shaped steel dial of the Longines Heritage 1973 has retained the lines and mood of the original model. The back is fitted with a transparent sapphire glass cover through which the wearer can admire the movement of the calibre as well as the blue column-wheel.
The Longines Heritage 1973
Reference number: L2.791.4.52/72.0-2
Caliber: Mechanical self-winding movement with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism Caliber L688.2 (= ETA A08.L01), 13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28.800 A/h, power reserve: 54 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, small second at 9 o’clock and date at 4:30, tachymeter scale
Chronograph: Central seconds sweep, Dragging 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, Dragging 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Case: Cushion-shaped, Ø 40 mm, steel, Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside, transparent case back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Silvered, 9 applied indices with a black line and Super-LumiNova dots, two black counters, blue tachymeter scale
Black, 9 applied indices with a black line and Super-LumiNova dots, two silvered counters, blue tachymeter scale
Hands: Rhodium-plated, with Super-LumiNova and a black line on hours and minutes hands
Strap: Black alligator with buckle