Fully refurbished in 2012 to mark the brand’s 180th anniversary, the Longines Museum houses many treasures, including a magnificent square timepiece that was the inspiration for the Longines Heritage 1968.
Chic and avant-garde, this new model, available in two sizes and two different materials, is a further addition to the brand’s Heritage line, and offers a journey through time.
Among the exceptional pieces on view in the Museum, a square timepiece dating from 1968 was the inspiration for this new creation. Available in two sizes – 26 x 26 mm and 33 x 33 mm – and in steel or rose gold, the Longines Heritage 1968 boasts a timeless beauty. The grey brushed dial features black, finely painted Roman numerals and a chapter-ring around the outside. A fine line of black varnish on the minute and hour hands echoes the lines of the numerals, providing a delicate contrast.
While the square case is at first glance more classical, the Longines Heritage 1968 reveals an interesting profile with its slightly bevelled glass that protrudes over the middle. Moreover, the trapezium-shaped date aperture lends the watch a fresh, avant-garde air that contrasts with the more stringent lines of the case. The watch is fitted with a mechanical movement, L595 and the whole is mounted on an elegant black alligator strap.
Model: The Longines Heritage 1968
Steel models: L2.292/792.4.71.x
Gold models: L2.292/792.8.71.x
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L595.2 (ETA 2000/1)
8¾ lines, 20 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 40 hours
Calibre L619.2 (ETA 2892/A2)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 42 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 4:30 o’clock
Square, 26mm x 26mm or 33 mm x 33mm, steel or rose gold.
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layers of anti- reflective coating
Water-resistant: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Silvered, 12 painted roman numbers
Hands: Rhodium-plated or roses, with thin line of black varnish on hours and minutes hands
Black alligator with buckle