- James Buttery
Longines Leverages History to Sculpt Heritage Classic
Longines is building on the success of its 2019 Heritage Classic with a new black version of its 1930s-style sector dial.
The new 38.5mm model is based directly on a watch from Longines’ back catalogue, featuring a dial broken out into zones or sectors using a series of concentric circles and crosshairs and contrasting finishes.
The dial’s black, matte-finish central section is framed by a circular-brushed anthracite hour ring and a snailed small seconds offering a high contrast backdrop for the watch’s silvered hands.
While the Heritage Classic’s style might be authentically 1930s, the watchmaking is resolutely modern with a 3.5Hz automatic L893 movement created specifically for the Heritage collection, featuring a silicon balance wheel to offer resistance to magnetic fields.
Longines is offering the new Heritage Classic on either a cognac leather strap or a “beads of rice” stainless steel bracelet, which despite originating from the following decade, is a sound aesthetic fit for the model.
The Heritage Classic with black sector dial is available now via Longines in the UK, priced £1,650 GBP ($2,330 USD).