As promised! Hands-on: LONGINES Heritage Classic “Tuxedo” Three-Hand Watch

As promised last week more about the quintessence of classicism in watchmaking… The new Longines Heritage Classic – “Tuxedo” creations – three-hands + chronograph – are inspired by two historic pieces designed in the spirit of their time. Longines herewith once again combines the original aesthetics of its most remarkable historic models with the most modern watchmaking techniques.

1. The Longines Heritage Classic THREE-HAND

CASE
Shape : Round
Material : Stainless steel
Glass : Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside
Dimension : Ø 38.50 mm
Water Resistance : Water-resistant to 3 bar

DIAL and HANDS
Colour : Black
Hour markers : Painted Arabic numerals
Hands : Silvered polished hands
Specificities : Swiss Super-LumiNovaÂź

MOVEMENT
Caliber : L893 developed exclusively by ETA for Longines Heritage timepieces. Self winding mechanical with silicon balance spring, 25’200 A/H (= 3,5 Hz), 64 hours of power reserve.
Functions : Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock

STRAP
Material : Leather strap
Colour : Black
Buckle : With buckle


2. The Longines Heritage Classic CHRONOGRAPH

CASE
Shape : Round
Material : Stainless steel
Glass : Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside
Dimension : Ø 40.00 mm, Height 14 mm, Lug to Lug 50 mm
Water Resistance : 3 bar
Case Specificities : Bezel with tachymeter scale

DIAL and HANDS
Color : Silver
Hour markers : Painted Arabic numerals
Hands : Silvered polished hands

MOVEMENT
Caliber : L895.5, developed exclusively by ETA for Longines Heritage timepieces. Self winding mechanical movement, with silicon balance spring, 28’800 A/h ( = 4 Hz) per hour, 54 hours of power reserve
Functions : Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock
Chronograph Functions : central 60 seconds hand and 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock

STRAP
Material : Leather
Color : Black
Buckle : With buckle