Longines Heritage Military

written by YWH team 21 September 2016
Longines Heritage Military
Quick specs Longines Heritage Military
Price: $ 2,050 | € 1.720 | £ 1,390
Size: 44 mm
Reference: L2.811.4.53.0
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The Longines Heritage Military watch is a new edition to Longines’ Heritage collection celebrating the military history of the Swiss brand. After the Railroad and the Longines Heritage 1969 this is yet another Longines time piece inspired by older models.

Longines is known for its “Aviators” range of watches. They say it is the oldest registered trademarks amongst watchmakers. It all started with the pilot Charles Lindbergh who knew one of Longines’ company directors. After Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight Longines decided to design a pilot watch to help air navigation. And it’s from this heritage that the Longines Heritage Military arises.

The original Longines Heritage Military from 1918 and the new one from 2016

Actually the dial design of this new model was derived from a 1918 model. The classic Heritage Military has extra-large Arabic numerals, accented with thin Breguet hands on a white dial. Together with the oversized onion crown you are looking at a proper classic eye catcher. But, that’s the old one, which is in the Longines Museum’s historical collection at the company’s Saint-Imier headquarters.

The Longines Heritage Military is inspired on a classic military Longines from 1918

The new Longines Heritage Military comes with the same Arabic numerals in super-luminova but on a black dial. It features Breguet-type hands as well and a train track chapter ring for perfect readability at first sight. The small seconds and the date aperture are positioned at 6 o’clock. The crown is more subtle than on the old model. One can argue if that’s a miss or not.

The 44-millimeter steel case houses a self-winding L615.3 caliber from Longines, which is an ETA 2895-2 movement with date indication. It has a power-reserve of 42 hours. It has a rather subtle and flat bezel that refers to the early 20th-century military watches. The watch offers water resistance to 30 meter / 100 feet and comes with a black alligator-skin strap.

Longines Heritage Military side

technical data Longines Heritage Military
Longines L615.3 (base ETA 2895-2) | Automatic | Diameter: 25.6 / 11½ lines | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 27 | Hours, minutes, small seconds, date | Power-reserve: 42 hour
Case & dial:
44 mm | Stainless steel | Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with multilayered anti-reflective coating | Black matte dial | 12 painted Arabic numerals with super-luminova | Rhodium-plated hands with super-luminova | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Black alligator with buckle
Price Longines Heritage Military:
$ 2,050 | € 1.720 | £ 1,390

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