1957 is key milestones of the history of Longies, remembered as the year when they launched the elegant Flagship collection, featuring a caravel stamped on its back. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the collection, Longines is introducing the limited edition Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017 that will be available in steel, yellow gold or rose gold.
The design of the anniversary timepiece was inspired by a Flagship model picked by the Longines ambassador, Kate Winslet, during her visit to the Longines HQ.
The brushed silver dial, with its diamond-shaped yellow gold or rose gold indexes and dauphine hands, in its clever simplicity oozes a certain nobility. Here is a watch (another one) that I would love to wear, but as we know, the Flagship is a collection targeting the fairer sex. The good news is that the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary has a 38.5 mm case which makes it a great choice even for guys.
There is no word yet on the price and availability as this is a Pre-Baselworld release, as soon as we know something, we will update this story.
Steel model L4.8126.96.36.199 Limited series of 1957 numbered pieces
Rose gold model L4.8188.8.131.52 Limited series of 60 numbered pieces
Yellow gold models L4.8184.108.40.206 Limited series of 60 numbered pieces
Calibre Automatic winding mechanical movement
Calibre L609 (ETA 2895/2)
11 ½ lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 alternations per hour
42-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes and seconds
Round, diameter of 38.5 mm, steel, yellow gold (18 ct) or rose gold (18 ct)
Sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating
Flagship stamped on the case back
Up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Brushed silver, 2 zones, 4 Arabic numerals and 8 applied indices in pink or yellow
Yellow or pink Dauphine hands; hour and minute hands coated with Super-Luminova®
Brown alligator with buckle