Monday, June 19, 2017

LONGINES – HERITAGE 1945 Steel Automatic

LONGINESHERITAGE 1945 Steel 40mm Automatic

The Longines Heritage 1945: Elegance and simplicity

In its 185 years of existence, Longines has laid milestones in the long history of watchmaking design. The brand often returns to its roots to enhance its Heritage line, attesting to the timeless style of its collections. Currently in the spotlight: a timepiece from 1945 in beige and coppery tones revisited in the spirit and respect of style codes from that period, that will delight lovers of vintage elegance and simplicity.

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As a tribute to the watchmaking tradition that it has carried on for 185 years, the Swiss brand Longines occasionally draws inspiration from the richness of its numerous collections from years gone by. The Longines Heritage 1945 illustrates this desire to reproduce pieces whose design and elegance have withstood the test of time, having only acquired the patina of style. It is meant for those who want to adorn their wrist with a timepiece with clean lines and a vintage look.

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The Longines 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.

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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.

Technical sheet

Model: Heritage 1945

Reference Numbers L4.813.4.66.0-2

Automatic winding mechanical movement
Calibre L609 (ETA 2895/2)
11 ½ lines, 27 jewels, 28'800 alternations per hour
42-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes and seconds
Stainless steel
Round, Ø 40 mm,
Sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating   
Water resistance    Up to 3 bar (30 meters)  
Brushed copper,
6 Arabic numerals and 6 cabochons
Acier bleui
Aged look beige leather with steel buckle

Press release - 2017
For further information please contact:
Longines International Public Relations
2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland
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