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Longines' Flagship Heritage Goes Black, Tributing 1950s Design

Longines' Flagship Heritage Goes Black, Tributing 1950s Design
By Pichaya Petrachaianan
By Pichaya Petrachaianan
August 21, 2020
Inspired by a rare timepiece from the 50s, the new Flagship Heritage features a black dial with emblematic design

Longines pays a tribute to predecessing design with the new model in its Flagship collection. First launched in 1957, Flagship was among the very first collections for the Swiss watchmaker. The flagship, flying with the flag of the fleet's commander-in-chief, gives the brand it's very core: the winged hourglass icon. Today, Longines revisits this rare design, originally sporting the elegant cream dial and highly sought after by collectors, with a bold black dial and rose gold accents.

With a stainless steel case of 38.50 mm diameter, the model originally made for men is also widely seen on women's wrists. This modern reinterpretation of 1950s' aesthetics is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, the calibre L615. A nod to its forerunners, the case features bevelled, inward-pointing horns, giving the line its distinctive and stylish silhouette. The model also unveils a black lacquered domed dial with a polished finish. At six-o-clock are the date—indicated by an off-centre small seconds counter—and the Flagship inscription. Protecting the dial is sapphire crystal treated with layers upon layers of anti-reflective technology. 

On the other side, the screw-down case back is engraved with the emblem of the collection: a golden caravel decorated with azure enamel. The model is complete with a black alligator patterned leather strap featuring beige stitching and a pin buckle. Apart from the slick design, the Flagship Heritage carries on its brand legacy and affiliation with sports with water resistance to up three bar, or 30 metres, and a sturdy power reserve of 42 hours.

Visit longines.com for more information. 

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