Longines launches The Longines Heritage Diver
June 5, 2014: Longines has launched the new Heritage Diver watch, which is available in two versions – one with three hands and the other a chronograph. These timepieces are re-issues of watches intended for use by divers produced in the 1970s. The cushion-shaped steel case is the same diameter (43mm) as the original model and is water-resistant to 30 bar. The black, satin-finish dial elegantly combines red highlights and details coated with Super-LumiNova, recalling the characteristic design of the original creations.
Moreover, both versions feature a bidirectional rotating inner flange. The cushion-shaped steel case has a brushed sunburst decoration on the upper surface and is polished around the sides. The case back is engraved with the figure of a diver, recalling the first diving watches produced by Longines.
The model with three hands differs with its daring mix of colours set off by the black dial. The graduated scale from 0 up to 60 enables the diver to calculate how long he or she has been underwater by synchronising the 12 o'clock hour symbol with the minute hand. The inner flange is activated using the crown at 2 o'clock. In the chronograph version, in contrast, the graduated scale on the flange goes from 60 down to 0. This enables the diver to calculate the remaining time, for example to allow for decompression when returning to the surface, by synchronising a given point with the minute hand. The watches are fitted with a black synthetic or rubber strap.