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Longines: The Flagship Heritage with black dial

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July 2020


Longines: The Flagship Heritage with black dial

Longines pays a tribute to its Flagship collection with a new model that features a black dial and emblematic design from the 1950s. Inspired by a rare piece from the era, this watch showcases a simple and timeless aesthetic. Combining technical expertise and vintage elegance, this timepiece enriches the brand’s Heritage line.

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aunched in 1957, the Flagship collection was one of the first lines to be named by Longines. The flagship flies the flag of the commander-in-chief of the fleet. With this resolutely conquering name, the collection would go on to become a crown jewel for the winged hourglass brand from the 1950s onwards. Initially intended for men, these watches also enjoyed great success with female customers.

Longines: The Flagship Heritage with black dial

Today, Longines revisits this timeless, unisex design by drawing inspiration from a rare model with a black dial from 1957, which is particularly prized by collectors. Combining technical expertise and elegance, the new all-black Flagship Heritage will appeal to all vintage watch enthusiasts.

This timepiece is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement (L615) and includes a stainless steel case with a diameter of 38.50 mm. A characteristic feature of the collection, the case also features bevelled, inward-pointing horns, which gives the piece a refined and stylish silhouette.

Faithful to the design of the original watch, this model unveils a black lacquered domed dial with a polished finish, accentuated by applied indexes in the shape of faceted trapezoids. Located at 6 o’clock, the date is indicated by an off-centre small seconds counter and the “Flagship” inscription, both emblematic of the watchmaking aesthetics of the 1950s. The dolphin-shaped hands enhance this understated composition, encased in an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

An emblem of the collection, a golden caravel decorated with blue enamel is engraved on the screw-down case back. The model is presented on a black leather strap decorated with fine beige stitching and equipped with a pin buckle.

This new variation completes the Flagship Heritage line, which until now consisted of a steel version with a cream dial, as well as a limited series launched for the collection’s 60th anniversary, celebrated in partnership with the brand’s Ambassador Kate Winslet.

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