After a duration of letting the watch languish fairly with out the updates some enthusiasts craved, Longines has positioned a renewed center of attention at the Legend Diver in fresh months. It used to be in November of closing yr that we brought you news of Longines introducing a good-looking model of the watch with a bronze case and inexperienced dial (and no date), and now as part in their first batch of latest releases for 2021, Longines has given us a couple of extra variants, including blue and brown dialed variations to the Legend Diver solid.
We continuously credit score Longines with being top-of-the-line within the industry on the antique reissue watch. Over time, they’ve raided their archives time and again, and feature the next batting moderate than nearly any brand we will recall to mind. Longines for sure has an excellent back catalog of releases to make a choice from, however any person merits credit score for merely having just right style, and making the appropriate alternatives time and time once more. The Legend Diver used to be an early luck for Longines within the antique reissue recreation when it used to be first launched in 2007 to somewhat a little bit of fanatic acclaim.
The brand new Legend Divers in blue and brown will after all really feel acquainted to enthusiasts of this style in its prior black dialed model. It keeps the lengthy lugs and inner turning bezel, either one of that have turn into synonymous with the reference because it first popped up. A blue dialed diver is one thing that’s at all times welcome and a typical variant throughout many fashionable fashions that could be aggressive with the Legend Diver in a crowded market, so this model feels nearly predictable. The brown is extra of a marvel, and takes on one of the hotter persona of the bronze and inexperienced Legend Diver we checked out closing yr. The dial suggests tropical ageing in some way that many fans who reject fake patina could be extra vulnerable to just accept – it actually is only a tone selection on this case.
The Legend Diver is waterresistant to 300 meters and each the time atmosphere crown at 4:00 and the crown used to turn the bezel at 2:00 screw down. The case measures 42mm in diameter, and you’ll be able to be expecting it to wear better, because the Legend Diver has a tendency to do, thank you to these lengthy lugs. The way in which this watch wears has been some extent of rivalry amongst fans because it used to be offered, with many clamoring for a smaller model (which Longines delivered in 2018 with a 36mm model advertised towards ladies, however wearable by means of someone). However the 42mm case is right to the authentic reference 7042 that the Legend Diver is according to, as are the lengthy, downturned lugs.
Any other part of the watch that has been hashed out advert nauseum at the boards and social media is the inclusion of a date window at the dial. The first actual model of the Legend Diver reissue got here with out a date, and used to be thus an quick fanatic favourite. Later variations come with a date at 3:00, and whilst it for sure breaks up the symmetry of the dial, it’s undeniably practical and now not applied extraordinarily. The date is a function of the Calibre L888.5 movement made particularly for Longines, so it’s not likely we’ll see a model of this watch with out a date till ETA develops one thing new. It is a sturdy, modern caliber, with 64 hours of energy reserve and a silicon balance spring.
Longines has now not supplied pricing or availability knowledge for the US marketplace but, however the watch is recently to be had to buy at the Longines UK site for £1,750 (beautiful shut the present $2,300 USD asking value for the usual black dialed Legend Diver). Longines