Longines Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017: An Exceptional Anniversary Timepiece

Longines celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first Flagship collection this year. For the occasion, the Swiss watchmaking brand introduces the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017. The timepiece was inspired by a Flagship model, kept in the Swiss watchmaker’s headquarters, favored by Longines’ Ambassador of Elegance, Kate Winslet. Available in steel, yellow gold, or rose gold, these numbered and limited-edition models display a flagship on the back, as did the original pieces.


Longines sold its first Flagship in 1957, and ever since, the collection has met with lasting success. This timeless design, with its white dial, thin profile, and fine fasteners, quickly won over Longines clients. A perfect blend of technical mastery and subdued elegance, the Flagship owes its name to the ship upon which the flag of a fleet’s commander-in-chief snaps in the wind. A symbol of Longines’ wishes for this new collection, this caravel is stamped on the back of the watch.

Longines celebrates 60 years of its iconic collection, a symbol of quality, high precision and distinction, by launching the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017. It was Longines Ambassador of Elegance herself, Kate Winslet, who chose the face of this anniversary timepiece. During a visit to the brand’s headquarters in Switzerland, the British actress fell in love with this model from the Swiss watchmaker. This is the timepiece from which Longines drew inspiration for the subdued and chic dial of this anniversary edition.


Available in steel, yellow gold, or rose gold, the individually numbered watches house an L609 mechanical caliber in their 38.5-mm cases. The gold versions are limited to 60 watches while the steel versions are limited to 1,957 watches. The brushed silvery dial is adorned with eight indexes and four Arabic numerals, in yellow gold or rose gold colors.





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  1. Just bought a steel Heritage Flagship w date at Tourneau in Palm Beach gardens, Fla.
    Price was $1675 less 25% (store closing sale) A terrific addition to my collection.

  2. Mike Folks

    Very wearable by both Men and Women,the 38.5mm size is comfortable,and may wind up being one of those “Shared” timepieces by Husband and Wife,or Boyfriend & Girlfriend.

  3. Bruce Shawkey

    Hi: I want to reach someone on the editorial staff to propose my writing a story on the Tavannes revised “La Captive” watch. Tavannes unveiled a prototype at the JCK show in LV this June. I think everyone was over the Couture show and missed this. I truly feel this will be a breakout watch for Tavannes, and it’s based on a design from 1927. Been writing about vintage watches since 1996 and have references. Please reply to the above email.

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