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.
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.
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