The Longines Legend Diver, a modern version of the super-compression diver’s watch first introduced by the brand in 1959, made its first reappearance in 2007 with a 42 mm stainless steel case. In 2017, Longines introduced a bronze model with a beautiful green-shifted dial of the same diameter and a new movement, caliber L883.3 with a 65-hour power reserve.

Five years later, the traditional Swiss brand is once again bringing back this popular vintage-style tool watch, this time in 39mm stainless steel. Despite the reduction in size, water resistance to 300 meters remains the same, making the Longines Diver a certified diver’s watch that meets the requirements of the ISO 6425 standard and emphasizes technical competence.

The redesigned case highlights the sleek lines of the original version and emphasizes the beautiful vintage aesthetic. Since the Legend Diver’s distinguishing features are its rotating diver’s internal bezel with a 60-minute scale and the triangle at 12 o’clock placed on the dial flange, the profile remains surprisingly slim, with a looks and feels almost elegant. . Both crowns – one to wind the watch, one to operate the rotating inner diver’s bezel, another feature of the original model – and the case back are screwed, which ensures resistance. water at a professional level.

Instantly recognizable thanks to its distinctive combination of elongated hour markers, embossed Arabic numerals and polished arrow hands, the luminous dial is available in black or blue lacquer. It is protected by a domed sapphire crystal with black metal plating and multiple layers of anti-reflective protection on both sides for enhanced legibility from any angle.

Inside the watch, under a sturdy case engraved with a diver, is Longines’ exclusive Caliber L888.6 equipped with a silicon balance spring, providing magnetic resistance ten times greater than the standard standard. ISO 764. The automatic movement offers a power reserve of 80 hours and carries the COSC certification for proven accuracy.

New models are available with a brown leather strap, a blue NATO strap or a strap with a double safety folding clasp. Prices start from 3,000 USD.

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