Back in 2012, to mark the brand’s 180th anniversary, Longines has fully refurbished the Longines Museum that houses many treasures from Longines’ long history. Among the collection of the Museum is a square timepiece from 1968 that served as inspiration for the new Heritage 1968.
Available in two sizes — 26 x 26 mm and 33 x 33 mm — you can also chose between a stainless steel or a a rose gold model. The grey brushed dial features black, finely painted Roman numerals and a chapter-ring around the outside. A fine line of black varnish on the minute and hour hands echoes the lines of the numerals, providing a delicate contrast.
While the overall look of the watch takes us back to a decade filled with history, the trapezium-shaped date aperture, gives this watch a playful and modern touch. Inside ticking, we got the automatic Calibre L595.2 (ETA 2000/1) with a power reserve of 40 hours, or for the larger version we have the Calibre L619.2 (ETA 2892/A2) with a power reserve of 42 hours.
MSRP for Canada
The stainless steel L2.222.214.171.124 (26 x 26mm) and L2.7126.96.36.199 (33 x 33mm) — $2,250
Rose gold L2.2188.8.131.52 (26 x 26mm) — $6,800
Rose gold L2.7184.108.40.206 (33 x 33mm) — $7,400