A reissue from Longines Heritage Collection, the Longines Heritage 1969 has drawn its inspiration from a prominent timepiece born in the late 1960s. The manufacture museum, located in Saint-Imier, is where the inspiration was born. In the place where the winged hourglass brand showcased its historic collection comes an echo of the past, now a gift to the future. The Heritage 1969 is a beautiful vintage-design timepiece which showcases the brand's rich legacy and expertise. it is a collector's timepiece that will be loved by many generations, thanks to its cushion-form 18k gold case and a nostalgic composition endowed with a powerful mechanism.

The original watch comes in three different variations: steel, 18k yellow gold, and the gold-plated steel. This new offering comes in a 36mm x 36mm diameter, a generous size for curators and fans, and is dabbed with the novel, minimalist design of silvered dial and rose gold hands and indexes. At a glance, one can easily see what is to love in this watch; it is clean, basic and beautiful—with the timekeeping elements visibly seen without the frills. An aperture between 4 and 5 o'clock positions showcase the date, which is among the prime necessities of timekeeping. It was placed as such, because it was the original position of the date window, and Longines wants to stay true to its heritage piece.

An automatic caliber L888.2 powers the watch, which boasts of a 64-hour power reserve and is derived from ETA A31.L01—something which is endowed in other Longines models. This movement is decidedly modern; quite an upgrade from the former caliber.

Modestly beautiful, the Heritage 1969 looks polished on the wrist, thanks to the multi-layered, non-reflective coating on the sapphire crystal, and the well-finished charm of the precious metal case. This dandy appearance packs a punch, for the watch offers water resistance for up to 30 meters. This gentlemanly timepiece comes with a black alligator leather strap and a steel buckle enclosure.

In a world that is always looking for something heavy on visuals and features, Longines successfully finds its own niche by going back in time and resurrecting its cherished generation timepiece. Nostalgia becomes a charm more than a sentiment, and with Heritage 1969, one can always go back to the era where they have first achieved a grand moment; may it be a sweet dream or a triumphant feat. All these, stated in clear, glowing lines, can be reflected on a fine watch in a precious case, worn with excitement to emphasize immortality from day to day.

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