Introducing: The Longines Heritage Military Watch, Another Great Throwback Design

An unique Longines military watch from 1918.

The Heritage Military was motivated by a watch initially delivered in 1918, a white dial time-just watch that highlighted a steel pilot’s case with larger than usual “onion” crown. The most observable trademark about the first Longines is the curiously large Arabic numerals, highlighted with slight Breguet hands. The new form you see here echoes the greater part of these characteristics in its downplayed plan and direct shading plan, however with various pretty critical changes.

First off, this watch is 44mm, a long ways from the small supposed channel watches utilized during World War I. Indeed, even most pilot’s watches in those days were more modest than this. It likewise includes a dark dial instead of a white dial, yet with similar larger than average numerals (here delivered in SuperLumiNova). The handset is marginally not the same as that of its archetype, looking more like the hands found on the old Longines pilot’s watches made for the Czech Air Force . The steel case, while huge, has incredible extents and the smooth, level bezel that portrayed numerous mid twentieth century military watches. Sadly, the crown isn’t the larger than average onion crown that vintage authorities love. Rather it’s something extremely customary and unexciting. This isn’t the greatest sin on the planet, yet it seems like a botched chance. The watch is fueled by the physically wound type L615.3 (an ETA 2895/2 by another name) which has a 42-hour power reserve.

The new Military Heritage watch from Longines echoes prior watches’ characteristics without imitating them exactly.

Unlike some other Longines Heritage watches, the new Military Heritage is anything but an immediate amusement of a prior watch, however rather another creation that follows the past. It fits in pleasantly with the line-up of military pieces Longines has made in the course of recent years, including the Heritage Military CSOD and the Heritage Military 1938 assortment. Longines becoming a pioneer in present day, moderate, vintage-roused military watches isn’t something I would have essentially anticipated, however it’s something I’m certain glad to see. Furthermore, I don’t see indications of this changing at any point in the near future either. 

The Military Heritage retails for $2,050 and should hit shops around November 2016. For more data, visit  Longines  online.