BIG CALIBER

Watch Time|May - June 2020

BIG CALIBER
Longines has relaunched the Heritage Military 1938, a model that was originally built for the military over 80 years ago. Its large manual-wind movement based on a Unitas caliber guarantees robustness.
Jens Koch

— In its Heritage line, Longines has been presenting new editions of exciting watches from its own history. The forefather of our test watch dates from 1938 and is part of the Longines collection at SaintImier in the Bernese Jura.

This new edition, the Heritage Military 1938, looks very much like its historical predecessor. Similarities on the well-ordered dial include a railway-style minutes circle, the shape of the hands, the typeface used for the numerals, an inset subdial for the seconds (with a different typeface), and contemporary lettering for the name “Longines.” Likenesses continue on the case too, as in the beveled bezel, the design of the strap lugs and the shape of the fluted crown called oursin, which in French means sea urchin.

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May - June 2020