The Longines Watches Robina Replica Legend Diver was reintroduced by Longines in 2007 as part of their Heritage series and then in 2009 with a date version. Both of these watches were reissues of the original 1960s compressor style dive watch that had been updated and modernized for a contemporary wearer. This year, at Baselworld 2018 Longines has again updated the Legend Diver line with the Longines Legend Diver watch in black PVD. This is the same compressor style case with an internally rotating dive bezel and date window at 3 that we’ve come to love, except this time coated in PVD and featuring the L888.2 ETA-based movement.
For this week’s “Vintage Eye,” we turn our attention to the classic re-issue Longines Watches Where To Buy Replica Avigation BigEye. The opinion, released late last summer, was one of the most critically-acclaimed timepieces of 2017, also for good reason. Using its no-nonsense circumstance, straightforward yet unique dial, and comparatively accessible price point, the BigEye represents some of the greatest features from the vintage-revival tendency for customers seeking to enter it. For the brand’s work, the opinion obtained lots of attention in the media and fans, but also got the “Best Revival” award in last year’s Grand Prix p l’Horlogerie de Genève (or even GPHG, for short), the industry’s highest awards show.Yet, for all of the interest the re-issue has obtained, the original BigEye the modern watch relies on is not well known. When I watched the opinion, I believed it should have been inspired by the “BigEye” designs popular in some chronographs in the late 1960s and into the ’70s, a dial format characterized by an enlarged right subdial on a watch’s face. Instead, the manufacturer said it was predicated on a 1930s aviation design from a singular watch attracted into the brand’s museum by a collector. Regrettably, they’re still unsure of the exact year of production, also, as of yet, no additional copies have surfaced. In the end, whether the watch was mass produced or when this singular model was a prototype of some kind is irrelevant. Longines claimed and verified the timepiece as part of its history then had the know-how to deliver it back to advertise and see whether it would fair better at the 2010s than it did in the 1930s, which, as you can obviously tell, it has.
Model: Legend Diver in black PVD
Water Resistance: 300m
Case Material: Stainless steel case with black PVD coating
Crystal/Lens: Domed sapphire crystal
Movement: L888.2 (based on the ETA 2892.2)
Power Reserve: 64 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Black rubber, Milanese style strap with a PVD treated titanium clasp
Price & Availability: TBD
I feel like this release is pretty straightforward for Longines. They took one of their successful heritage models and offered it now in black. PVD watches have a polarizing effect on people. They are either loved or disregarded entirely, and poorly done PVD, in my opinion, can really cheapen the overall appeal of a watch. This does not seem to be the case here, but it’s hard to tell from the press release. I do think that the apparent movement upgrade from the L633 in previous versions of the Legend Diver to the L888.2 seems like an added value. It bumps the power reserve from 38 hours to an impressive 64. However, I am unsure of what I think about the rubber strap with a Milanese twist. That’ll be something I’d need to see in person before I can levy a judgment.
I think the Longines Watches Mumbai Replica Legend Diver in Black PVD seems like a pretty safe move for the brand. It gives customers another flavor to choose from when they are making their decision. The Legend Diver has been a very successful model for the brand (literally for decades) and I do think that the value added in the movement upgrade will offer reason enough to consider the PVD version over the regular stainless steel model. Stay tuned for pricing and availability once we confirm with the brand. longines.com