Longines Heritage Diver 1967: A pioneering creation reissued

Longines Heritage Diver 1967: A pioneering creation reissued

Hindsight 20/20

Text: Indah Jayanti

Like the athlete in a custom-made suit, Longines' first divers watch dons a new facade

Longines takes a plunge into history to re-examine its 1967 innovation. A timepiece already vetted for its reliability and functional performance, the original divers watch received some serious style update.

Boasting water resistance of up to 30 bar, the watch's back and crown is now secured to a 42mm-diameter case. A silver-coloured tachymeter scale encircles the watch's black opaline dial, while a bordeaux bezel adds a rich splash of colour. Super-LumiNova coating on its hands and hour markers serve as yet another nod to past divers watches. Custom fitted to steel bracelets, black leather or rubber straps, these horology pieces would navigate a dive as well as any land-bound activity.

Longines Heritage Diver 1967

The 2015 reissue still retains its predecessor's pilot watch system — a notched rotating bezel with divisions in minutes that's designed to calculate dive lengths. A chronograph hosting a self-winding L688.2 movement and tachymeter function, the new Heritage Diver 1967 is fine horology equally endowed in appearance. 

The Heritage Diver 1967 is now available in all Longines boutiques.