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Longines - Heritage Military COSD

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In the 1940s Longines designed a military watch for British paratroopers characterised by a sober design with large Arabic numerals, a red 24-hour scale and a NATO strap.

The watch was marked with the initials COSD and was intended for the sole use of the Combined Operations Command created by the British War Office during the Second World War.

The new Longines Heritage Military COSD is the reissue of the original model and expands the rich military wing of Longines' Heritage collection.


The dial - opaline with blued hands (ref. L2.832.4.73.5) or matt black with rhodium-plated hands (ref. L2.832.4.53.5) - features a chapter-ring comprising large black Arabic numerals as well as a red 24-hour scale. The railway-track minute ring emphasises the military style of the watch. The numerals and the hands are coated with Super-LumiNova to help the user read the time even in poor light conditions.



The broad arrow symbol in the upper part of the dial was used in the 1940 to indicate properties of the British forces.

The 40 mm round steel case is water resistant to 30 metres and houses the L619.2 self-winding movement (based on the ETA 2892-A2) beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offering 42 hours of power reserve.



Maintaining its military look, the watch is mounted on a khaki NATO strap, a robust strap option originally designed to meet the rigorous requirements of military equipment, but it is also available in a version mounted on a black leather strap. The Longines Heritage Military COSD has a price of Euro 1,380 with NATO strap or Euro 1,560 with a leather strap. longines.com


The original Longines COSD - 1940s 

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