Longines Replica was always a supplier of reliable wristwatches for adventures in the sky, on earth and under water. In the 1950s, Longines supplied measuring instruments for the bathyscaphe Trieste, which set a diving record in 1953. In addition to technical equipment, Longines fake also produced robust and reliable watches intended for use by keen amateur divers to explore the underwater world. Two such models, dating from the 1970s, have been taken as inspiration for the new The Longines Heritage Diver.
Available in two versions, one a three-hand and the other a chronograph, these new models boast a black, satin-finish dial that elegantly combines red highlights with details coated with Super-LumiNova. Moreover, both versions feature a bidirectional rotating inner flange. The caseback, crown and bezel are screwed in, thus ensuring water-resistance to 300 meters.
The three-hand Longines Heritage Diver (pictured below) differs from The Longines Heritage Diver chronograph with its daring mix of colors, set off by the black dial, namely one red hand and red minute zones, touches of Super-LumiNova coating and gray rhodium plating. The graduated scale (from 0 to 60 minutes) enables the diver to calculate how long he or she has been underwater by synchronizing the 12 o’clock hour symbol with the minute hand. The inner flange is activated using the crown at 2 o’clock.
The Longines Heritage Diver chronograph (below) has the same color scheme, but in contrast to the three-hand watch, the graduated scale on its flange is arranged from 60 down to 0. This enables the diver to calculate the remaining time, for example to allow for decompression when returning to the surface, by synchronizing a given point with the minute hand. The new Copy Longines Heritage Diver watches are fitted on a black synthetic or rubber strap.