Movement : Automatic Longines Cal. L609
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : February 2019
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 50.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Longines box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm Longines suede strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from February 2019 and is sold in used condition, however as you can see from the photos the watch is in fair/used condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2019 Longines Heritage 1945 Automatic L2.8188.8.131.52 with a 40mm polished stainless steel case, a subtle curve of the case leading to tapered lugs with a lug-to-lug length of 50.5mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a signed crown with deep knurling for extra grip and a smooth polished bezel holds a slightly curved sapphire crystal above a vertically brushed silver dial. An outer minute track is precisely executed with applied Arabic numerals with pips in between mark the hours, at 6 o’clock a recessed sub-seconds register with circular patternation, and attractive blued leaf hands complete this distinctive heritage dress watch, at 12 o’clock we have the Longines motif with “Automatic'' curving around the sub-dial. On the reverse a polished case back with the Longines logo engraved into it, inside an automatic Longines Cal. L609, 27 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, based on the ETA 2895-2. The watch comes fitted on its original 20mm Longines suede strap with a signed buckle and also comes with its Longines presentation box and paperwork.
At 40mm this watch is definitely on the larger size, especially as a heritage-inspired watch, but it still wears surprisingly well on the wrist thanks to the watch being almost all dial! The tone of the dial is unique as it is a silver/salmon that changes with the light, that paired against the suede strap for me is an instant winner. If you are unsure, book an appointment and come see it on the wrist for yourself.
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.