Building on its rich history, Longines has chosen to revisit some of the historic timepieces upon which its reputation is founded. An iconic watch in the Swiss watchmaker’s Heritage line, The Longines Legend Diver Watch is the 1960s diving watch reimagined. Maintaining the style codes and design elements typical of the era, Longines has applied modern expertise to this contemporary edition to guarantee legibility, water-resistance and practicality. Longines presents a new version with black PVD coating that combines a modern look with traditional elegance and performance.
Longines has long been associated with the high-profile adventures of pioneers in their quest to push their limitations, especially when it comes to discovering the undersea world. The Longines Legend Diver Watch, a reimagination of a diving watch from the 1960s – the heyday of undersea exploration and military and sports diving – remains true to the bold styling that made the original timepiece such a great success. The Swiss watchmaker is now offering a black version that is emblematic of the combination of sports and elegance and that integrates the exclusive L888 caliber.
The lines of the original watch have been preserved, including the boxed glass and the bidirectional internal turning diving bezel, which serve as reminders of the technical limitations of the era. While upholding the 1960s spirit of this legendary timepiece, Longines has also equipped it with contemporary and high-performance technical characteristics, including a black PVD coating for a resolutely modern design, a sapphire crystal, two crowns and a screw-down back to guarantee water-resistance to 30 bar. The bezel is activated and stopped by the crown located at 2 o’clock, allowing the wearer to determine the remaining dive time.
The indexes, numerals and hands, adorned with Super LumiNova®, pop from the black lacquered dial for optimum legibility, which is further enhanced by the plain, clean typeface used for the numerals 6, 9 and 12. The steel case is coated with a 42 mm layer of black PVD, and contains an automatic mechanical movement that is exclusive to Longines, with the illustration of a diver engraved on the screw-down back. A Milanese-style black rubber strap equipped with a folding titanium clasp treated with black PVD and an integrated diving extension complete this timepiece.