Longines Longines Heritage Watches
All About Longines Heritage Watches
Longines has been known for its affordable and noteworthy watches for over 180 years. Its distinctive winged hourglass logo is one of the most recognizable logos in the world.
The company was established in the year 1832 by businessman Auguste Agassiz. Along with his two partners and later his family, Auguste had successfully made the brand the world’s top watch manufacturer with its superior quality timepieces. Later the company was renamed “Longines” as we can see today. Its name was taken from the area the company later purchased for its manufacturing, “Les Longines” which meant “the long meadows”.
At the time when the watchmaking industry was using key wound mechanisms for the pocket watches, Longines brought to the world a brand new mechanism that had changed the whole industry. The company launched the world’s first pocket watch that can be wound by its crown instead of a key. This revolutionary invention has made the brand one of the most recognised watchmakers in the world.
Longines has been producing watches in a wide range of styles and purposes. All the Longines watches are well crafted to perfection with reasonable prices. With its rich history in the field of aviation, the Longines pilot watches and tool watches are considered as the signature of the brand.
Amongst its most popular collections, the Longines Heritage. This is a notable collection that pays tribute to the legacy of Longines. Incorporating the modern technologies, it revives the historic designs of the vintage Longines models in a refined look. Upholding its historic achievements, these distinct characteristics of this watch have attracted massive attention of watch lovers over the globe and brought significant success to the brand.
The Longines Heritage collection pays tribute to its rich heritage and watchmaking accomplishments by reissuing its classic models with modern features. The collection offers a wide range of vintage-inspired sports watches and tool watches in fields of military, pilot, and diving. Some models in the collection can even be traced back to its first watch of 1832, carrying the classic vintage look of that era, with advanced calibers and complications of the modern days.
The brand has continued to bring back the timeless models that took part in their glorious watchmaking history. Its sporty models such as diving and military watches are particularly popular like the Heritage Military Marine Nationale, and the Legend Diver Watch. Its classic dress watches, such as Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo, have also gained a huge group of admirers over these years.
Let us take a deeper look at some of the most popular Longines Heritage watch models:
Longines Heritage 1945
The Longines Heritage 1945 model is considered as the elegant and timeless dress watch of the brand. Its clean design has made the watch an amazing everyday watch that you can go with any occasion.
The Longines Heritage 1945 watch is equipped with a 40 mm stainless steel round case and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch offers water resistance up to a depth of 30 meters. To enhance its readability, this Longines Heritage watch features a copper finished dial with 6 Arabic numerals and 6 cabochons that perfectly balances and magnifies the display.
Longines Heritage Diver
Longines Heritage Diver watches have always been popular among the watch enthusiasts. In every release of a new version, this Longines diver watch has surprised its admirers with the sophisticated balance of a vintage look and the modern style.
This Longines diver watch features two subdials along with a date window display on its 6 o’clock position. The watch is equipped with a 43mm stainless steel case in a cushion shape that fits perfectly on the wrist. This remarkable Longines diving watch is water-resistant up to depths of 300 meters. It is fitted with a rubber strap to assure the utmost comfort for the wearer.
Longines Avigation BigEye
Originating from a classic aviation watch model from the 1930s, the Longines Avigation BigEye was released in 2017. It is one of the popular members of Longines Heritage Chronograph models. This Longines pilot watch features a 41 mm stainless steel case covered with a domed sapphire glass. Its case back is engraved with a silhouette of a plane that presents the purpose of the watch. The thick and bold lugs add an extra sporty touch to the simple watch.
The classic black dial of the Longines Avigation BigEye model displayed big luminous Arabic numerals for better readability in case of tough conditions. There are three subdials with different functions, including a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock as well as a running seconds indicator at 9 o’clock. The “BigEye” in the name of this model was actually inspired by its extra large 30-minute counter on the dial.
With a wide range of options that you can choose from in the versatile Longines Heritage collection, you can always find the one that would suit your style and personality. With its affordability and practicality, it is a great choice to opt for these unique Longines Heritage watches to enhance your looks at all occasions.