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Longines Flagship Heritage Ref. L4.815.4.78.2

$3,050

New Longines 38.5mm Flagship Heritage, Cream Dial, Brown Leather Strap, Ref. L4.815.4.78.2

New models featuring a moon phase complication have been added to the Flagship Heritage line. It is located on a small dial with a date hand at 6 o’clock. A silicon balance spring drives an exclusive Longines movement that is anti-magnetic. The screw-down steel case has a diameter of 38.5 mm. It reveals satin-brushed finishes, with shortened and chamfered lugs.

This model features a domed silvered opaline dial enhanced by 11 applied hour-markers and gilt hands. It has a brown leather strap fitted with a new Heritage pin buckle.

Only 1 left in stock

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Additional information

Band Color

Brown

Band Material

Leather

Band Type

Strap

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Longines

Caliber

L899

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

38mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Date, Moon Phase

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Cream

Movement

Automatic

Size

35mm – 39mm

Warranty

Factory Warranty

Item ID0006849
Model #L4.815.4.78.2
Model NameFlagship Heritage
Serial Number5XXXXXXX

Description

Because its trademark winged hourglass is the watch world’s oldest trademark, a person could understandably believe that Longines is the oldest watch company, although that is not the case. Formed in 1832 as a small workshop that assembled watches, it was not until later that the company grew into the brand we know as Longines. In 1867, Longines built a factory on a site that would give the company its name, a site known locally as “Les Longines,” (the long-meadows.) Longines blossomed in the meadows and by 1929, had won an amazing ten Grand Prix awards. A Grand Prix was a competition between watchmakers where they presented watches of high degree of accuracy and complication. When these exhibitions ceased, Longines had won more than any other watch company. Longines had a long association with aviators, including Charles Lindberg that was largely based on an innovative watch that used a calibrated bezel to calculate longitude in flight. But their remarkable aviation success was surpassed when in 1936, they developed what many believe to be one of the finest chronograph movements ever designed, the caliber 13ZN. The SWATCH group gave life to the company when quartz movements replaced the more expensive mechanical movements. Today, Longines continues as a brand known for producing affordable and well-crafted timepieces in keeping with its long tradition. Its heritage in aviation and exploration on the land and sea is celebrated with the reintroduction of the Longines celebrated historical models.