Sunday, May 14, 2017

Longines Heritage 1945

Celebrating its 185 years of existence this year, Swiss luxury watch brand Longines updates its Heritage line by introducing a reissue of a timepiece from 1945 in beige and coppery tones.

The Swiss brand Longines occasionally draws inspiration from the richness of its numerous collections from years gone by. The Longines Heritage 1945 illustrates this desire to reproduce pieces whose design and elegance have withstood the test of time, having only acquired the patina of style. It is meant for those who want to adorn their wrist with a timepiece with clean lines and a vintage look.
The Longines Heritage 1945 elegantly marries the sturdiness of its steel case with the warm tones of its brushed coppery dial and the velvety nuances of its aged-looking leather strap. Balance is heightened by the bluish steel hands, leaf style for the hours/minutes and baton style for the small second in the centre. The hour circle alternately displays Arabic numerals and silvery cabochons, which are respectively traced and stamped onto a convex dial, perfecting the pure style of this iconic mid-twentieth century piece.
Originally equipped with a manual winding 12.68Z calibre, today this model houses an L609.3 automatic self-winding movement, providing 42 hours of independent operation. It is housed in a steel 40-mm diameter case and fitted on a beige leather strap, with a nubuck finish.

Technical details
The Longines Heritage 1945
Reference Number: L2.813.4.66.0-2

Automatic winding mechanical movement
Calibre L609 (ETA 2895/2)
11 ½ lines, 27 jewels, 28'800 alternations per hour
42-hour power reserve

Hours, minutes and seconds
Round, Ø 40 mm, steel,
Sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: Up to 3 bar (30 meters)  

Brushed copper, 6 Arabic numerals and 6 cabochons
Hands: Acier bleui

Aged look beige leather with steel buckle

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