Longines presented two new versions of its successful Legend Diver, a reissue of a 1960s diving watch of the brand. Available in Italy as a world premiere, the new models are characterised by blue and brown dials that darken to a subtly gradated black toward the outside.
Part of the Heritage line, the Legend Diver model combines the style codes and design elements typical of the era with updated technical characteristics. The boxed glass of the reissue is made of sapphire crystal and the two screw-in crowns and screw-down back guarantee a remarkable water resistance to 30 bar (around 300 metres / 1,000 feet).
The bidirectional internal turning diving bezel is activated and stopped by the crown located at 2 o’clock, allowing the wearer to determine the remaining dive time.
The indexes, numerals and hands, coated with Super-LumiNova, pop from the blue and brown dials for optimum legibility, which is further enhanced by the plain, clean typeface used for the numerals 6, 9 and 12.
The 42 mm steel case, whose screw-down back is decorated with an embossed illustration of a diver, houses an automatic mechanical movement that is exclusive to Longines, the Calibre L888.2 (ETA A31.L01) beating at 25,200 vibrations per hours with a power reserve of 64 hours.
Matched to blue or brown leather straps, the new Longines Legend Diver Watch - with Blue (ref. L3.7220.127.116.11) or Brown dial (ref. L3.718.104.22.168) - has a retail price of Euro 2,280. longines.com