Longines has a rich history of watchmaking. Each year, a selection of iconic masterpieces is launched. The Longines Heritage Diver 1967, which was launched this time, is inspired by a diver’s watch produced in 1967. The burgundy diving scale bezel contrasts with the black smooth dial and silver chronograph dial. Equipped with a speed scale. Its prototype is now in the Longines watch museum in Saint-Imier.
Chronographs made by Longines have been with adventurers of all ages, witnessing them accomplish many amazing feats. After exploring two different areas, land and sky, in the 1920s and 1930s, athletes marched into the deep sea with scuba diving in the 1950s, which led to the development of diver’s watches. Longines has also achieved great success with the introduction of accurate, reliable and elegant diver watches.
Today, Longines launches this replica watch based on the 1967 Diver’s Watch, the prototype of which is now hidden in Longines’ Watch Museum in Somia. The diver’s watch of the year followed the pilot’s watch system, equipped with a gear-shaped rotating bezel with a minute scale, enabling the watch to measure the diving time. The edge of the inner plate is provided with a speedometer scale to calculate the speed of the diver. The timing device must start at the moment of diving and stop after reaching a depth of one kilometer. The scale pointed by the pointer is the average speed of the diver.
The Longines Classic 1967 Diver’s Watch is 42 mm in diameter and is equipped with the L688.2 self-winding movement. This chronograph is unique in design and inherits the style of the prototype. Its smooth black dial features a silver chronograph with asymmetric diameter. The burgundy scale bezel and silver speedometer scale add elegance to the overall tone of the watch. As a diver’s watch, the hands and hour markers are coated with Super-LumiNova®, while the watch’s bottom and crown are screwed in to ensure a water-resistant depth of 30 bar. This model comes with a stainless steel bracelet, a black leather strap or a rubber strap. Divers are engraved on the case back to pay tribute to Longines’ first diver’s watch.
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