Movement : Automatic Longines Cal. L888
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : March 2019
Case Size : 38.5mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Longines box, spring bar removal tool, paperwork and book. The watch comes paired with its original 19mm NATO strap with a signed buckle, plus an additional 19mm Longines Vintage style leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from March 2019 and is sold in used condition, however, as you can see from the photos the watch is in very fair condition. The watch comes with 12 Months Warranty.
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Here we have a 2019 Longines Heritage Military Automatic L2.819.93.2 is a recreation of their 1940s British Royal Air Force watch, the 38.5mm brushed stainless steel case has a subtle curve to the tapered lugs with a lug-to-lug length of 47mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a signed domed crown with deep knurling for extra grip, a smooth polished bezel holds a flat sapphire crystal AR coated on the underside above an Ivory coloured dial with hand finishing, an outer minute track is precisely executed with large Arabic numerals marking the hours, distinctive thermally blued steel hands complemented by tapered sweeping second-hand complete this vintage military inspired timepiece, at 12 o’clock we have the Longines motif. On the reverse “The Longines Heritage Military” is engraved into the case back, inside an automatic Longines Cal. L888, 21 jewels, 25,200 beats per hour, based on the ETA A31.L11 the movement has hacking and hand winding for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on a 19mm NATO strap with a signed buckle, plus an additional 19mm Longines Vintage style leather strap with a signed buckle and comes with its Longines presentation box, spring bar removal tool and paperwork.
You don't often see a watch at this price point that is truly unique to each other model, the fact that the dials are finished by hand means no two of the same reference are the same, which to me is brilliant and only adds to the charm of this vintage-inspired watch. I've said it before and I'll say it again, heritage watches like this are perfect for the person who wants the look of vintage without all the potential hassle and headaches that come along with vintage, so snap this one up if that is you!
Longines was founded in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz and is considered to be the oldest registered watch brand. The Longines factory was opened in 1867 in Saint-Imier Switzerland. From this date, the name Longines was present on their dials and the winged hourglass was engraved onto their movements. After visiting the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in the United States, Longines became pioneers in mechanised production. In 1880 the brand name was filed with the Federal Office of Intellectual Property; later their logo was registered in 1889. Their first wristwatch with a single pusher the calibre 13.33z was introduced in 1913. They became the official supplier of the International Aeronautical Federation in 1919. Lindbergh, the aviator and adventurer, worked with Longines to create the Hour Angle watch in 1927. Their first self-winding calibre 22A was produced in 1945. With continued innovation and technical achievements, Longines became the official timekeeper for Formula One in 1983 for 10 years. They also in 2009 became the official timekeeper for the French Open at Roland Garros. Purchased in 1971 by ‘Ebauches SA’, Swiss watchmakers SSIH who owned Omega, Tissot and Lemania and ASUAG who owned Certina, Endura, Eterna, Hamilton, Longines, Mido and Rado. were merged in 1983 to become the Swatch Group in 1998.