The Longines historic collection regularly serves as the brand’s inspiration for the creation of new models, in particular its Heritage re-editions. Now, Longines is introducing a re-edition of its first diver watch launched in 1959.
This new creation preserves the spirit and clean lines of the original model while benefiting from the brand’s watchmaking expertise.
It features high-performing, contemporary technical characteristics, such as sapphire crystal, a screwed-in crown and back for water resistance up to 300 metres, and a highly reliable automatic L888 calibre, produced exclusively for Longines.
The Longines Skin Diver Watch features the sober aesthetic typical of diver watches. Its 42mm steel case is characterised by its striking unidirectional bezel coated in black PVD and enhanced with markers, including a luminescent triangle, which serves as the main indicator for calculating immersion time.
Its grained black dial, topped with domed sapphire crystal, features indexes, Arabic numerals and hands covered in Super LumiNova® to ensure optimal reading of time in line with the demands of the discipline. Like the original model, a stamped logo illustrating a diver adorns the back of this piece.
Customers can choose between a black rubber strap with a criss-crossed finish, a Milanese-style steel bracelet or a natural brown leather strap.
The Longines Skin Diver Watch
Reference number: L2.8188.8.131.52/6/9
Mechanical self-winding movement,
Calibre L888.2 (ETA A31.L01)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 64 hours
Hours, minutes and seconds
Round, stainless steel, Æ 42 mm
Unidirectional rotating bezel with black PVD treatment enhanced with indexes, Arabic numerals and a luminescent triangle at 12 o’clock
Screw-down case back and screw-in crown
Embossed diver symbol on case back
Water-resistance: To 30 bar (300 meters)
Crystal: Domed sapphire with several layers of anti-reflective coating on both sides
Domed grained black dial,8 indices and 4 Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova®
Hands Polished rhodium-plated with Super-LumiNova®
Milanese stainless steel bracelet with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism
Brown leather strap with diving buckle
Black rubber strap with diving buckle