Longines Heritage 1973

Longines Heritage 1973 white dialHot on the heels of its retro-styled Heritage 1968 watch, Longines has introduced another vintage-inspired model, the Longines Heritage 1973, a new chronograph watch with a cushion-shaped case, based on a historic Longines watch produced, of course, in 1973.

The original Longines watch on which the Longines Heritage 1973 is based was fitted with a mechanical chronograph movement, Caliber 30CH. The new watch also contains such a movement, the recently developed Longines Caliber L688, with automatic winding and a column-wheel chronograph, which is produced exclusively for Longines by ETA.

The Longines Heritage 1973′s period-appropriate curved case is made of stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter; the chronograph pushers are rounded. The bicompax dial, available in black or silvered versions, has two contrasting chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock, black on the silvered dial and silvered on the black dial. Each of the dial’s applied hour indices is decorated with a fine black line and a dot of Super-LumiNova. Wreathing the dial is a minute circle composed of fine black lines (white lines on the black dial) and a tachymeter scale in blue.

The caseback of the Longines Heritage 1973 is fitted with a transparent sapphire window showing off the exclusive Longines caliber and its hallmark blue column wheel. Both the silvered dialed and black dialed models are mounted on a black alligator leather strap, and both retail for $3,250.

Longines Heritage 1973 - silvered dial

Longines Heritage 1973 - white dial

Longines Heritage 1973 - black dial





About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

Comments

  1. Hugo Maiutto says:

    Too much and unnecessary marks in the tachimeter scale. Is very confuse

  2. Leo Sitorus says:

    Very nice. I prefer the white dial.

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