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Longines Heritage Classic Ref: L28284730

$2,150

Longines 38.5mm Heritage Classic, Black Dial, Leather Strap, Ref: L28284730

Longines combines the original aesthetics of its most remarkable historic models with modern watchmaking techniques. Longines timepieces draw from their innovative expertise and illustrate the durability that is the brand’s signature, as well a consistent desire to honor history This watch with the dual toned silver dial, small seconds hand and outer railroad styled track has a thoroughly vintage design.  At 38.5mm, the round stainless steel case and black calfskin leather strap wears comfortably on most wrist sizes.  Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, it has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. The Heritage Classic is a great watch for anyone attracted to the style of a vintage watch who also desires a new manufactured watch.

 

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Leather

Bezel

Smooth, Stainless Steel

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Bracelet

Strap

Brand

Longines

Caliber

L893

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

38.5mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Tang

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Item ID0004434
Model #L28284730
Model NameHeritage Classic

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 isn’t the case. Formed in 1832 as a small workshop that assembled watches, it wasn’t 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.