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LONGINES Legend Diver 10TH Anniversary EDITION onMESH

I remember everyone cooing of the Legend Diver when it got its first reissue 10yrs ago, my how time flies. In celebration of the watch’s 10th Annversary the Legend Diver is being offered by Longines as a new version which is presented on an old school Milanese mesh bracelet – what elese ;)

The Longines Legend Diver is actually a reissue of a dive watch from the 1960s. While holding on to those typical sixties diver design cues such as its know compressor case; Longines has of course put its current expertise and knowhow into creating a contemporary edition that guarantees legibility, and waterproofness. The lume does look good!

The lines of the original watch are echoed throughout the reissue, including features such as the vintage domed crystal, which is reminiscent of the Plexiglass crystal that the orginal was fitted with.

However the watch does much more than simply preserving the sixties spirit, Longines has given this watch contemporary and performance-oriented technical features: a Sapphire crystal, and screw-down crown and caseback to guarantee a water-resistance of 300 meters, or even an internal bidirectional rotatinal divers beze which is activated and locked by one of the crowns.

The hour-markers, digits and hands, are all generously covered with SuperLumiNova, standing out against the watch’s black lacquered dial - offering optimum readability, further sharpened by the simple and clear Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12.

Finally its 42mm Stainless steel case houses an L633 automatic mechanical movement and sports an engraving of a diver on its screw-down caseback. The watch is available in either a rubber, cowhide or the new steel Milanese mesh bracelet.

So what do you think – 10yrs, nay, 50-odd years on; is this still an interesting proposition?


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