Swiss luxury watch brand Longines presents SILVER ARROW, a modern interpretation of an iconic 1950s timepiece, inspired from the world of race cars and supersonic aeroplanes.
In 1955, Longines held an in-house contest to find the name for a new timepiece with an avant-garde design. A name emerged that was based on one of the 450 proposals: “Silver Arrow”, a reference to the famous sports cars that dominated the racing circuits of the era.
The first “Silver Arrow” was released by the Longines factory in 1956. At the time, each of the brand’s collections bore an emblem. The “Silver Arrow” symbol was a supersonic plane flying through the stars.
Today, Longines brings the model back to life with the new LONGINES SILVER ARROW. This timepiece, characteristic of the watches of the 1950s, shows an understated elegance and distinctive silhouette, and is powered by cutting-edge watchmaking technology.
The LONGINES SILVER ARROW has a 38.50mm steel case which contains a self-winding mechanical movement (L888.5) with a silicon balance-spring to ensure high-precision accuracy and enhanced resistance to magnetic fields. To prove its reliability, this new timepiece comes with a five-year warranty. It also has a power reserve of 72 hours.
Resolutely minimalist, its silver opaline dial features striated indexes – like the original version – and sword-shaped hands, and both of these features are coated with Super- LumiNova®. The absence of a date display and of a “self-winding” indication contributes to its understated character while maintaining the spirit of the original timepiece.
This timepiece features a box-shaped sapphire glass with a multi-layered anti-reflective finish, as well as a screw-down back engraved with the “Silver Arrow” emblem.
The Longines Silver Arrow watch comes fitted on a matte brown leather strap with a soft texture and vintage finishes.
Model: Longines Silver Arrow
Reference number: L2.818.104.22.168
Mechanical self-winding movement with silicon balance-spring
Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: around 72 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds
Round, 38.50 mm, stainless steel
Special engraving on case back
Screw down case back with notches
Sapphire crystal box with several layers of anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Domed silver opaline, 12 striated indexes extended with an understated Super-LumiNova® rectangle
Hours and minutes hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Brown leather strap with buckle