Of this year’s releases, it is the simple time-only collections that are the most desirable. Longines is one of the oldest manufacturers in the world, and it makes sense to highlight its provenance on its 185th anniversary, while also taking full advance of the vintage revival.
The modernised Longines Heritage 1945 revisits the period styling codes of the original in a slightly larger 40mm steel case on a beige, nubuck leather strap, and will complement the outfit of any dapper urbanite. Its beige, coppery toned curved dial is framed by a wide, flat bezel and features gorgeous, thin, blue hands. This elegant piece is bound to do well when it hits stores, not only for its vintage looks, but also for its accessible price tag of about $1 700. It was originally issued with a manual winding calibre, but the current edition is powered by an automatic self-winding calibre L609.3 movement. Longines is clearly starting to capitalise on what it does best.