The Longines Heritage 1973 is going back to the 70's with the styling of the watch. The watch has classic styling that sports a modern edge. It has a column-wheel chronograph movement (Longines L688 made specially for Longines by ETA) with the running seconds at 9 o'clock, the 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock and the 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock. The same layout as the Omega 3313. The watch features what one could describe as a cushion case with a round dial opening. The watch comes in two different versions, one with a white dial and one with a black dial. Both dials have silver applied indices to mark the hours and a blue tachymeter scale rimming the dial. The subdials are inverse on both watches with the exception of the hour subdial, which matches the color of the dial. There is a date display at 4:30. The hour and minute hands are square and the central seconds hand has a unique stretched oval shape. The watch case is 40mm in diameter, a nice size for both a casual watch and dress watch. The movement differs from the original Longines Conquest, which featured the amazing Longines 30 CH caliber. The watch is water resistant to 30m, more than enough due to the fact that few people are ever going past 15m. The watch is a beautiful piece of machinery. More information and pictures can be found on their website here: http://www.long
ines.com/company/news/2013/12/The_Longines_Heritage_1973_Returning_to_the_1970s. The watch will be available to buy in the first quarter of 2014, if you can find one that is. With a price of $3,250 these are sure to go fast.
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