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February 14, 2021

The Longines Legend Diver Watches 2021

The Longines Legend Diver Watch, a timepiece that’s emblematic of the winged-hourglass brand’s Heritage segment, is now available in coloured versions. In blue or brown, these creations bring a new look to one of the first diving watches designed by Longines, of which the history is filled with technical achievements.

Longines has been a name long associated with sport, and so it is only fitting that it brings its expertise to diving. It all began in 1937, when water-resistance became a quality criterion. Longines developed a watch case with waterresistant push-pieces for its renowned 13ZN caliber, taking care to patent this creation. Subsequently, the winged-hourglass brand brought forth a number of developments, which led it to launch its first civil diving watch in 1958 and several other watches of this type during the 1960s.

Longines Nautilus Skin Diver, ref. 6921, circa 1958. Three-body stainless steel case by Piquerez SA, resisting water pressure up to 120m, diameter of 40 mm, screw back embossed with a diver motif. Bidirectional black revolving bezel calibrated for 60 minutes. Self-winding movement, cal. 19AS. Patented case-sealing “Compressor”-technology.

Longines Super-Compressor Diver’s watch, ref. 7494, circa 1964. Self-winding cal. 290 beating at 19’800 bhp, stronger crowns, waterproof to 200 m.

 

Longines Skindiver Chronograph, ref. 7981, circa 1967. Bordeaux-colored turning bezel, calibrated for 12 hours and 60 minutes, three-body case with screw back, diameter 40 mm. Movement cal. 530, which corresponds to the cal. 30CH, with flyback mechanism. Chronograph with enlarged 30 minutes counter at three o’clock.

Longines Diver’s Chronograph, ref. 8224, circa 1968. Cushion-shaped stainless steel case of 42mm, made by Piquerez. Inner rotating bezel with a count-down minute-scale for underwater excursions operated by the crown at 10 o’clock. Stainless steel case resisting pressure of up to 200m. Equipped with cal. 332.

Some of these flagship pieces have since been re-issued as part of an “immersion in heritage”. This includes the Longines Legend Diver Watch, released in 2007.

An icon of the rich heritage of the wingedhourglass brand, this line has gradually expanded over the years and today proposes new versions in steel with blue or brown shades.

The latest versions of The Longines Legend Diver Watch conserve the spirit and the pure lines of the original timepiece, while benefiting from the brand’s watch-making expertise. They feature up-to-date technical characteristics, such as a box-shaped sapphire glass, two screw-in crowns and a screw-down case back; they are waterresistant to 300 metres or they have an automatic movement with a silicon springbalance, made exclusively for Longines.

The blue or brown shaded dial features luminous hands, hour markers interspersed with luminescent squares and Arab numerals enhanced with Super-LumiNova® rectangles for optimum visibility. A reminder of the codes of the sport for which this watch was originally intended. And just like on the original model, the 42 mm case back is decorated with an embossed emblem of a diver. A structured blue or brown leather strap matches the colour of the dial. These new models of The Longines Legend Diver Watch come with a 5-year warranty.

 

Technical specifications:

The Longines Legend Diver Watch

Reference: L3.774.4.90.2 (blue)

Case

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • An internal turning diving bezel
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal box with several layers of anti-reflective coating
  • Screw-down case back and two screw-in crowns
  • Embossed diver symbol on case back
  • Water-resistant to 300 meters

Dial and hands

  • Blue lacquered graduated shading
  • Indices with squares coated with Super-LumiNova®
  • Arabic numerals underscored with luminescent rectangles
  • Polished rhodium-plated hands with Super-LumiNova®

Movement

  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
  • Silicon balance-spring 11½ lines
  • Number of jewels: 21
  • Frequency: 25,200 vph
  • Power reserve of 64 hours
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Strap and buckle

  • Blue structured leather with buckle

MSRP

  • CHF 2'260
  • EUR 2'240
  • GBP 1'750

Technical specifications:

The Longines Legend Diver Watch

Reference: L3.774.4.60.2 (brown)

Case

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • An internal turning diving bezel
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal box with several layers of anti-reflective coating
  • Screw-down case back and two screw-in crowns
  • Embossed diver symbol on case back
  • Water-resistant to 300 meters

Dial and hands

  • Brown lacquered graduated shading
  • Indices with squares coated with Super-LumiNova®
  • Arabic numerals underscored with luminescent rectangles
  • Polished rhodium-plated hands with Super-LumiNova®

Movement

  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
  • Silicon balance-spring 11½ lines
  • Number of jewels: 21
  • Frequency: 25,200 vph
  • Power reserve of 64 hours
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Strap and buckle

  • Brown leather with buckle

MSRP

  • CHF 2'260
  • EUR 2'240
  • GBP 1'750

For more information, please visit longines.com

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