Introducing: The Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary 1957-2017
There will be three renditions offered: steel, yellow gold (not gold plate), and rose gold (same). All are fueled by the type L609 (got from the ETA 2892) and the gold models will be delivered in a run of 60 watches each, while there will be 1957 steel watches made. We don’t have caseback shots yet, yet the etching of a caravel (a sixteenth seventeenth century cruising transport utilized by the Portuguese and Spanish for exchange and investigation) will be on the back as well.
This is an extraordinary exertion by Longines, I think – no date window to mess the plan and a case breadth of 38.5mm, which will fit directly into the sweet spot for large numbers of us regarding delivering satisfactory visual and material effect on the wrist, without going pointlessly big.
Longines has done what resembles a stunning piece of work of letting sleeping dogs lie. This may seem as though condemning with faint commendation yet it isn’t – the desire to tinker with things is as almost compelling for watch marks for what it’s worth for any other person, and having the option to comprehend that things which are not penniless, are not needing fixing, is an uncommon ideals in current horology. The solitary thing expected to make it wonderful is a restoration of the hand-wound type 30L – however perhaps we should not get too greedy.
Pricing has not yet been declared, however we’ll tell you when the data becomes available.
Longines accomplished something comparable, and likewise decent, with the Conquest back in 2014. Visit the Heritage Collection to learn more.