The Longines Heritage Diver three hands and chronograph wait to be discovered

The Longines Heritage Diver

This Heritage Diver is a re-issue of models intended for underwater diving produced in the 1970s. Like the original models, these new creations have a diameter of 43 mm.

Longines was always a supplier of reliable wristwatches for adventures in the sky, on earth and also under water. In the 1950s Longines supplied measuring instruments for the bathyscaphe Trieste, which set a diving record in 1953. In addition to technical equipment, Longines also produced robust and reliable watches intended for use by keen amateur divers to explore the submarine world.

Dating from the 1970s, two such models now have been taken as inspiration for the new The Longines Heritage Diver watch.

Available in two versions, one with three hands and the other a chronograph, these new models boast a black, satin-finish dial that elegantly combines red highlights with details coated with Super-LumiNova. Moreover, both versions feature a bidirectional rotating inner flange. Like the original creations, the two new models have a diameter of 43 mm. The case back, crown and bezel are screwed in, thus ensuring water-resistance to 300 metres.

The cushion-shaped steel case has a brushed sunburst decoration on the upper surface and is polished around the sides. The case back is engraved with the figure of a diver, recalling the first diving watches produced by Longines.

The Longines Heritage Diver three hands differs from The Longines Heritage Diver chronograph with its daring mix of colours set off by the black dial, namely one red hand and red minute zones, touches of Super-LumiNova coating and grey rhodium plating. The graduated scale from 0 up to 60 enables the diver to calculate how long he or she has been underwater by synchronizing the 12 o’clock hour symbol with the minute hand. The inner flange is activated using the crown at 2 o’clock.

This model is fitted with calibre L633.5 (ETA 2824/2) and shows the hours, minutes and seconds with the date at 3 o’clock, set off by a black, satin-finish dial.

The Longines Heritage Diver
The Longines Heritage Diver
The Longines Heritage Diver
The Longines Heritage Diver

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  • Why a white date on a black dial? However, the rest of the “design” of the two watches is ugly too. Longines usually did it better.

  • Normally I like Longines watches as they are quite affordable as well as quite nice to look at.

    Yet, after browsing 2 pages, I did not like the colour schemes of these two watches.

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