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Introducing The Longines Heritage Classic 'Sector'

Introducing The Longines Heritage Classic ‘Sector’

Fast Take

If I were to distil the overall sobbing and wrathful activity found in most comment areas down to its pith, the outcomes would probably propose that lovers aren’t generally in sync with the contributions of numerous huge brands. Like that municipal event in Jaws, however rather than cries about sharks and how long the sea shore will be shut, I remain toward the side of the room (I’m Roy Scheider, duh) and tune in to cries of “I wish there was no date!” and “42mm is unwearable!” While huge brands for the most part have a solid thought of what their mass crowd needs (and how to fill a showcase case), it is substantially more uncommon to see a major brand effectively tuning their item with expectations of talking straightforwardly to aficionados. Among the greater brands, few connect as adequately as Longines, and in reality this most recent delivery into their fruitful Heritage line has the fingernails-delaying a-writing slate impact needed to close the circle on my Jaws comparison. It’s known as the Longines Heritage Classic, and it looks great. 

The unique plan (which Longines ascribes to 1934, left) and the new Heritage Classic (right). 

From the very individuals that presented to us the Legend Diver, the Skin Diver , and the BigEye Chronograph , the new Heritage Classic is a stunning vintage-motivated time-just model with a fresh area dial encompassed by a 38.5mm brushed steel case. It’s a classic and straightforward structure that truly use solid difference and extents with a silver-tone dial, dark markings, and blued steel hands. Extra interest comes by means of a conventional sub-seconds show at six, negligible marking, and an attractive crosshair parting the middle dial format. Under that dial ticks a restrictive type from Longines, the programmed L893.5. Because of Longines’ situation inside the Swatch gathering, the L893.5 (which is referred to through ETA as the A31.501) highlights a silicon balance spring and a force save of 64 hours. 

Starting Thoughts

From the images and the specs, I think the Heritage Classic resembles a grand slam. While we don’t yet have estimations for thickness or drag to carry, a 38.5mm brushed steel area dial no date Longines ticks a great deal of boxes for a ton of watch geeks. The plan, while surely vintage-roused, goes back well before the 1960s and ’70s plan language we are utilized to inside the “new vintage” pattern, and I like that they evaded any unmistakable or awkward efforts to make the watch seem “old”. All things considered, the Heritage Classic inclines toward a perfect and adjusted plan that offers fantastic readability, a touch of shading, and a lot of resonance because of its two-section silver dial. 

Longines is offering the Heritage Classic in one of two models, separated by their ties, with one reference getting a blue cowhide lash and the other a dark calfskin tie. The two references will likewise come with a differentiating NATO (so on the off chance that you get the blue calfskin tie it additionally comes with a dark NATO, or the other way around, which is convenient as carry width is a more uncommon 19mm) and an apparatus to help change lashes. While I would have wanted to see Longines select bored drags, the Heritage Classic is a pleasantly measured, attractive, and exceptional watch that they are selling for $2150 – and for that you get the head, the tail, the entire damn thing.

The Basics

Brand: Longines

Model: Heritage Classic

Reference Number: L28284730 (dark lash) and L28284732 (blue strap)

Diameter: 38.5mm

Case Material: Steel

Dial Color: Silver

Water Resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM)

Strap/Bracelet: Included calfskin tie and NATO

The Movement

Caliber: Longines L893.5 (ETA A31.501)

Functions: Time, sub seconds

Power Reserve: 64 Hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 25,200 vph

Jewels: 27

Additional Details: Silicon balance spring

Valuing & Availability

Price: $2150

Availability: Fall 2019

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