With this new model, Longines re-interprets a military watch produced in 1938 and conserved as part of the Swiss watch brand’s historical collection. Numbered and limited to 1938 pieces, this reissue of a timeless design is driven by a hand-wound mechanical movement.
The shape of the 43 mm stainless steel case is typical of the 1930s. Resolutely understated, the piece reveals other attractive details reminiscent of the original model, such as the beveled bezel and its ribbed “sea urchin”-shaped crown which guarantees easy adjustment.
Under its domed anti-reflection sapphire crystal, The Longines Heritage Military 1938 features a streamlined, perfectly easy-to-read matte black dial. The “baton”-style hands and 11 cream-colored Arabic numerals coated with Super-LumiNova® enable excellent visibility in any condition, an essential quality for a military watch. The elegant dial and small seconds at 6 o’clock are framed by an elegant “railway-track” decoration that characteristic of the period.
The Longines Heritage Military 1938 is available with a patinated charcoal grey leather strap and a cognac-colored NATO-style leather strap, easily interchanged using a tool included in its packaging.
Model: Heritage Military 1938
Reference Number L2.8188.8.131.52
Manual winding mechanical movement
Calibre L507.2 (ETA 6498/2)
161/2 lines, 17 jewels, 21’600 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 53 hours
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6ó clock
Round, 43 mm diameter
Material: Stainless steel case
Sapphire crystal glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 30 meters
Matt black dial
Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Polished rhodium-plated hands with Super-LumiNova®
Anthracite leather and cognac NATO with buckle