ollowing the success of the silver version in 2019, Longines is now offering a new interpretation of The Longines Heritage Classic with a black sector dial. With its sleek, graphical design, this 38.50 mm diameter piece plays with lines and circles to create a relief effect.
Typical of the 1930s, The Longines Heritage Classic sector dial is composed of different zones, each with a different finish. The matt centre circle allows the slim silver hands to stand out in contrast. It is inlaid with an anthracite hour circle with a circular brushed finish. The finishing touch is the ridged small second hand.
While the aesthetics of The Longines Heritage Classic are faithful to the watches of the 1930s, of which it is a worthy heir, its technical features are resolutely modern. Indeed, this piece houses a latest-generation movement, the L893, a calibre developed exclusively for Longines heritage watches. Equipped with a silicon balance-spring that makes it resistant to the usual magnetic fields, it offers a 5-year guarantee. Another distinguishing feature is the position of its small seconds, shifted downwards in relation to the central axis, in order to come even closer to the design of the historical piece.
The Longines Heritage Classic is presented on two different straps: a cognac-coloured leather strap with a pull-up effect" that varies its colour with use, making each piece unique, and a grain of rice steel bracelet with alternating brushed and polished links.
“So far with a few exceptions - we have always fitted our heritage pieces with leather straps,” explains Matthias Breschan, CEO of the brand. “We have chosen a ‘grain of rice’ pattern. It is a high-end mesh that dates back to the 1940s and blends perfectly with the design of the dial. It is very soft and comfortable to wear.”