The Longines Heritage 1969
In Saint-Imier, the municipality of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, the history of the brand Longines started in 1832. It’s also the home of the museum of the brand with the winged hourglass. A place to visit and meet for industry experts, journalists, designers and enthusiasts.
To celebrate the savoir-faire of the house and its watchmaking tradition "The Longines Heritage 1969" was born, a watch with a vintage design that incorporates the lines of a model of the historical collection from the end of the sixties and shown between the historical items on display at the museum.
At that time watches-TVs with square shapes and pillow cases were in vogue. The Longines Heritage 1969 takes up the original model with the calendar positioned at 4:30 hours. The original model featured three versions: steel, gold and 18 ct. gold. The square case of 36 mm x 36 mm was unchanged and underlines the increasingly strong demand for a return to the measures of the past.
The automatic calibre L888.2 is derived from the ETA A31.L01 (the same model of the Railroad), is visible through a special glass "box" and has a power reserve of 64 hours. The sapphire crystal is anti-reflexis and allows a water resistance up to 3 bar (30 meters). The dial is silver and the indexes and hands are pink. The strap is made of black alligator leather with a pin buckle.
A classic timepiece in which Longines has connected the original aesthetic of their historical model to a more modern watchmaking technology.