The Longines “Silver Arrow” adventure began in 1955. Today we show you in a 4K-video how the “Silver Arrow” story continues in 2021.
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In 1955 Longines held an in-house contest to find the name for a new timepiece with an avant-garde design. A name emerged that was based on one of the 450 proposals: “Silver Arrow”, a reference to the famous Mercedes Benz sports cars that dominated the racing circuits of the era.
The first “Silver Arrow” was released by the Longines factory in 1956. At the time, each of the brand’s collections bore an emblem. The “Silver Arrow” symbol was a supersonic plane flying through the stars. By making a connection between racing circuits and celestial paths, Longines confirms its connection with the world of aeronautics and its pioneers…
The 2021 timepiece shows an understated elegance and distinctive silhouette, and is powered by newest watchmaking technology. The watch has a 38.50 mm steel case which contains a self-winding mechanical movement (L888.5) with a silicon balance-spring to ensure high-precision accuracy and enhanced resistance to magnetic fields. To prove its reliability, this new timepiece comes with a five-year warranty. Resolutely minimalist, its silver opaline dial features striated indexes – like the original version – and sword-shaped hands, and both of these features are coated with Super- LumiNova®. The absence of a date display and of a “self-winding” indication contributes to its understated character while maintaining the spirit of the original timepiece. The watch features a box-shaped sapphire glass with a multi-layered anti-reflective finish, as well as a screw-down back engraved with the “Silver Arrow” emblem. A matte brown leather strap with a soft texture and vintage finishes completes this elegant composition.
Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11) self-winding, 11 1⁄2 lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 A/h, silicon balance-spring, power reserve 72 hours
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, seconds
CASE 38.50 mm, stainless steel, special engraving on case back screw down case back with notches
DIAL Domed silver opaline, 12 striated indexes extended with an understated Super-LumiNova® rectangle
HANDS Hours and minutes hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
WATER-RESISTANT 3 bar (30 meters)
GLASS Sapphire crystal box with several layers of anti-reflective coating
STRAP Brown leather strap with buckle
REFERENCE NUMBER L2.8188.8.131.52