A marriage of history and imagination; this is what Swiss watchmaker Longines offers in their newest offering the Longines Heritage Military. The deluxe timepiece is greatly influenced by army aesthetics, showcasing distinct lines and austere shapes that presents minimalism at its finest. Here, the watchmaker takes a rewind to the 20th century timepieces and added a few contemporary twists to it. There’s a brilliant restraint evident on the dial itself–a beautiful matt black that shines with 12 imposing Arabic numerals, making time telling easy and fashionable.

The Longines Heritage Military is one among the many breathtakingly nostalgic watches in the heritage collection. It is distinctly aesthetical; the man who wears this watch is confident and smart, understanding that style is not borne out of posh embellishments, but at the quality of craftsmanship given to the perfectly shaped lines.

Derived from a 1918 model found in Longines Museum, the Military showcases discipline and robustness in design. As the manufacture touches with its roots, this new offering conveys that the watchmaker has not lost its tradition of perfecting balance in the basic. It is commanding, with its 44 mm dial with an oversized typography that makes legibility easier. The wristwatch is a tad different from the 1918 predecessor, which was composed of a white dial and a time-only function, integrated with a curious onion crown. In this new version, Longines managed to recreate harmonious proportions despite the oversized features, plus a flat and smooth bezel. It still takes after the understated theme of its inspiration, as one could see in its design scheme and color choices.

The Longines Heritage Military is a gorgeous satin-brushed case that is complemented with a fluted crown, somehow evoking a timeless appeal. One could only admire the handsome matt black dial, showered with 12 painted numerals in Superluminova coating. Elegant Breguet type hands are installed in the heart of the dial, with a train track chapter ring, ensuring that time could still be easily read despite poor visibility. Other than time, this timepiece also features a date aperture found at the 6 o’clock position.

Inside, this modern military watch houses a self-winding L615.3 caliber that comes with a 42-hour power reserve. Topping off its clean, dapper aesthetics is the elegant black alligator skin strap. Overall, this gentleman’s watch offers straightforward, time telling performance with a classic look that is made perfect for casual days and dressier occasions. The Longines Heritage Military is a perfect gem to add in a timepiece collection, bearing uncomplicated elegance and a classic sense of style.