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Longines Heritage Diver 1967 Chronograph Hands-On

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Longines has added a completely new dive watch towards the Heritage collection, and this time around around, it’s a chronograph. The completely new Longines Heritage Diver 1967 is a good-searching vintage-inspired piece that, as they are very popular nowadays, draws inspiration in the past Longines model. With classic appearance, strong proportions plus an enthusiast-approved movement, the Longines Heritage Diver 1967 handles to standout inside the crowd at Baselworld 2015.
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The Longines Heritage Diver 1967 is founded on a design from Longines’ back catalog that dates back to 1967 (duh). This new chronograph carries many similar traits within the original, within the black opaline dial for the tachymeter scale and lop-around the sides “squinty” sub dial layout (where the three o’clock sub dial is substantially bigger in comparison to nine o’clock sub dial). Incorporated within the collection at Longines’ museum in Saint-Imier, the first is a good reference when the goal is to produce a new watch getting a classic appeal.
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The Longines Heritage Diver 1967 features a 42mm-wide steel situation getting a bordeaux aluminum bezel which has not only a dive time scale, but furthermore a 12-hour scale that allows for any simple and quick take a look at another timezone. To employ a 12-hour bezel you simply rotate the bezel to make sure that the hour differential (the quantity of several hours involving the timezone presently showing inside your watch as well as the timezone you need to trace) reaches 12 o’clock. You can now see the second timezone hour while using the bezel scale.
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I live in in PST, if I desired to know amount of time in Basel I’d rotate the bezel to place “8” at 12 o’clock round the dial. It’s a stealthily simple and easy , extremely effective feature that could, regarding the timezone, challenge the functionality connected having a independent round-the-clock hands, but at a part of the cost.
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The dial is a combination of opaline black with cream dials and accents. There’s furthermore a subtle red-colored-colored mix from the center of the dial together with to start dating ? display at 4:30. Legibility of occasions display is generally good, in some lighting, the polished primary time hands can disappear in the black backdrop in the dial, despite their inclusion from the luminous segment on every hands. Being polished, all one will need to do is slightly rotate their wrist capture some available light and reveal your hands.
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Everything is polished with thin and faceted lugs reasonably work nicely while using vintage aesthetic. Like a dive watch that’s water-resistant against 300m, the crown screws lower. The key azure is anti-reflective and contains a elevated box edge to assist highlight the old school vibe. The problem back is solid getting a diver logo design design similar to that seen round the Longines Legend Diver a few years back.
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Like a modern chronograph in the very capable brand, the Heritage Diver 1967 can get Longines’ L688.2 automatic column wheel chronograph. Because the L688.2 is produced by Bit of fabric group sister ETA (since the A08.231), its use is limited to Longines.
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The L688 is really a strong movement for Longines, simply because they try to corner industry within their cost point. Running at 4 Hz, the L688 supplies a maximum chronograph record of 12 several hours and contains a energy reserve of 54 several hours.
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The Longines Heritage Diver 1967 will retail for $3,150 USD with whether steel bracelet (double folding clasp with dive extension), a black alligator leather strap, or, to my preference, a black rubber strap getting a fold over clasp and dive extension. This is a substantial value much more comparison against many of the Longines Heritage Diver 1967’s cost competition, that will most likely be run by an ETA 7750. Getting a previously Longines look and feel, a substantial movement, and effective value at your buck point, the Heritage Diver 1967 is definitely an very appealing watch then one of my favourites from Baselworld 2015.

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