There isn’t any doubt that Longines is aware of its enterprise with regards to re-editing previous fashions. This was true with the Avigation BigEye, the Sort A-7 or the Heritage Navy. Regardless of how good these watches had been, there was at all times a small ‘however’ (a date, a big case…) however what you’re about to see is a really, very engaging. Cool design, nice proportions, historic relevance and a strong motion. Meet the brand new Longines Heritage Traditional “Sector Dial”.
I’ve a selected smooth spot for the so-called “Calatrava” metal watches of the 1930s and 1940s, watches typically present in outsized (again then) circumstances with a easy however well-designed dial, counting on Artwork Deco themes. This typically gave life to the so-called sector dials. That is precisely what Longines has in its museum, a 1934 piece with a flat coin-shaped bezel, straight lugs and a sector dial.
The 1934 Longines watch from the Museum that served as an inspiration.
That is the precise theme and design that the model is bringing again right this moment with the brand new Longines Heritage Traditional. The case is fabricated from brushed stainless-steel with polished accents. It’s formed within the conventional “Calatrava” model, with a flat bezel, a box-shaped sapphire crystal and straight lugs. What’s even higher is that Longines has determined to maintain it small, with a 38.5mm – the lugs are fairly lengthy so anticipate the watch to put on barely bigger. The crown retains the half-diamond form of the unique watch.
The pièce de résistance of the Longines Heritage Traditional is, to me, the dial. Similar to the unique mannequin, it has this nice “sector” design, with a silver, two-tone ending – opaline centre half and round brushed minute monitor. The small second is well-positioned and doesn’t really feel misplaced in the midst of the dial. The fingers are trustworthy to the unique and are fabricated from blued metal. The watch has a no-date show, which is once more superb information.
Powering the Longines Heritage Traditional is the automated Calibre 893, a motion is aware of because the ETA A31.501. It’s an upgraded model of the 2895-2, with a slower frequency of 25,200 vibrations/hour however an extended energy reserve of 64 hours. It’s fitted with a silicon stability spring, which means anti-magnetic properties.
The watch is offered in two variations, solely differentiated by the strap. The Longines Heritage Traditional L2.828.four.73.zero comes on a Black leather-based strap with further blue NATO. The Longines Heritage Traditional L2.828.four.73.2 comes on a blue leather-based strap with a further anthracite NATO.
The Longines Heritage Traditional Sector Dial will quickly be obtainable at retailers and priced at EUR 2,020. Extra particulars at Longines.com.