By TLex Longines pay tribute to the pioneering days of ocean exploration with their new Heritage Diver. The Heritage Diver is available in two versions: a chronograph, Ref. L2.7188.8.131.52, featured here, and the other a three hands automatic.
The watches are re-issues of vintage models that were produced in the 1970s. They feature cushion-shaped Stainless steel cases with a sunburst brushed finishes. They have the same 43mm diameter as the original 70s models, but are now fitted with modern AR-coated Sapphire crystals.
Dive time is read by an inner bidirectional bezel that is operable via a crown at 10 o’clock and is indicated in red. Water-resistance is 300 meters. The caseback is engraved with an old school diver, recalling the first divers watches that were produced by Longines.
A black, satin-finished dial elegantly combines red highlights and details, recalling the character of the original divers models. Power comes from a Swiss made automatic, Longines L651.3 caliber (base ETA 2894-2) with 37 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.
The Heritage Diver Chronograph comes on a black synthetic strap with diving buckle or a rubber strap.