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27 March 2017

Baselworld 2017: Longines Heritage 1945

By: Liz Allister

Longines again returns to its roots with the Heritage 1945, a 40mm automatic re-edition of one of the brand's classic timepieces.

Baselworld 2017 has seen a number of brand’s revisiting vintage pieces from their collections and reintroducing them to the modern market. A common criticism of such vintage reissues is that the new model often only bears a passing resemblance to the original, with much of the classic charm stripped away. The Longines Heritage 1945 is not one of those watches.

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The Heritage 1945 elegantly marries the sturdiness of its steel case with the warm tones of its brushed coppery dial and the velvety nuances of its aged-looking leather strap. Balance is heightened by the bluish steel hands, leaf style for the hours/minutes and baton style for the small second in the centre. The hour circle alternately displays Arabic numerals and silvery cabochons, which are respectively traced and stamped onto a convex dial, perfecting the pure style of this iconic mid-twentieth century piece.

Originally equipped with a manual winding 12.68Z calibre, today this model houses an L609.3 automatic self-winding movement, providing 42 hours of independent operation. It is housed in a steel 40-mm diameter case and fitted on a beige leather strap, with a nubuck finish.

To register your interest in this piece, please call our Canary Wharf Showroom on 020 7538 2332 or contact them here.

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