Continuing a journey that started almost a century ago, Longines creates striking new versions of its iconic Legend Diver Watch.
You might not know this but watch brand Longines has a long association with diving. Back in 1937, it created the world’s first chronograph with waterproof push- buttons, an innovation that was patented the following year. The 2007 release of the Longines Legend Diver Watch won a loyal following thanks to its dynamic, clean expression of the brand’s rich dive watch heritage. Now Longines adds new models in sand beige, ash grey, royal blue and vivid burgundy.
The new interpretations are offered in a choice of colours and in two different sizes. Along with classically-proportioned 42mm models, Longines has also added 36mm references to the collection.
Each new timepiece features a box-shaped sapphire crystal as well as two screw-in crowns and a screw-down caseback. Their shaded dials feature luminous hands, hour markers interspersed with luminescent squares and Arab numerals enhanced with Super-LumiNova rectangles for optimum visibility and are fitted with an internal rotating diving bezel – vivid reminders of the watch’s heritage. And like the original model, they are decorated with an embossed emblem of a diver.
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These newest variations house a self-winding mechanical movement (L888.5 for 42mm and L592.5 for 36mm versions) with a silicon balance-spring and are all delivered with a five-year warranty. The 42mm versions feature sand beige or ash grey colour-gradient dials and come with tone-on-tone fabric straps; the grey one has been created in the popular NATO style.
The new 36mm references also have distinctive colour codes and are interpreted in vivid burgundy and sand beige with matching fabric straps. There is also a royal blue model, which is presented on a coordinated leather strap.
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