That´s a new replica from Longines! It´s called Longines Heritage 1973. So let´s return to the 1970s …

The Longines Heritage 1973

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 Longines30CH” 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
The Longines Heritage 1973

 

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)

Dials:

Silvered, 9 applied indices with a black line and Super-LumiNova dots, two black counters, blue tachymeter scale

The Longines Heritage 1973
The Longines Heritage 1973

Black, 9 applied indices with a black line and Super-LumiNova dots, two silvered counters, blue tachymeter scale

The Longines Heritage 1973
The Longines Heritage 1973

Hands: Rhodium-plated, with Super-LumiNova and a black line on hours and minutes hands

Strap: Black alligator with buckle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  • Beautiful execution! The cushion shape is spectacular and measures in just right for me at 40mm. I particularly love the mixed polishing. Well done!

  • Funny how the old shape comes back into fashion. 10 years ago this would not have worked, but today it is kind of interesting again…

    • I agree with you, David. I guess the lesson is to keep every possession you have– someday it’ll be fashionable again. I know I’ve let go of some timepieces I wish I still had after-the-fact.

  • Way Cooler than any Tag! Welcome “back” Longine! Thanks Alexander! I hope Santa brings you everything on your list! 🙂

  • While I’m not usually a fan of cushion-shaped cases, they’ve done a really nice job with this timepiece. Retro, sporty, and yet techie. Would have loved to see the transparent caseback and movement. All in all, nice work!

  • I absolutely love it. And I realize I’m falling victim to the 1970s revival that seems so popular with watch companies right now, but I don’t care…

  • Very cool. There are not enough brands offering case in cushion shape. This model is a nice fusion of retro and modern. It’s on my Christmas list. Merry Christmas Alexander.

  • Very nice and good looking. Reminds me of the TAG Heuer Carrera watch. the casing looks very simillar.

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