The Longines Legend Diver Watch was first introduced in 2007. But the word “Legend” wasn’t just a name that they came up with to sound nice. The company actually has a long and proud connection to the sport of diving. Its history of diving watches can be traced back to 1937 when it introduced the world’s first chronograph with waterproof push buttons, an innovation that was patented the following year.
When Longines released the Legend Diver Watch in 2007, it carried on a proud legacy. It was based on one of the very first diving watches of the brand, a SuperCompressor from 1959. The range has expanded over the years, but each model from this collection retains the spirit and the clean lines of the original.
This year, Longines launched new interpretations of this “legendary” watch in a choice of colours and in two different sizes. It has the classically proportioned 42 mm models as well as 36 mm references. They have two crowns positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock. The former unscrews to adjust the internal bezel while the latter adjusts the time and date.
Each timepiece features a box-shaped sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective coating and a screw-down case back that is decorated with an embossed emblem of a diver. The shaded dials feature polished rhodium-plated hands with Super-LumiNova® for enhanced visibility. These diving watches have a water resistant rating of 300 meters.
The 42 mm models in stainless steel are powered by the Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11) mechanical self-winding movement. It has a silicon balance spring, contains 21 jewels, beats at 25,200 vibrations per hour, and has a power reserve of 72 hours.
“Longines’s line of dive watches continues, this time in modern, attractive colors.”
The 36 mm stainless steel models carry the Calibre L592 (ETA A20.L11) mechanical selfwinding movement, also with a silicon balance spring. It contains 22 jewels, vibrates at 28,800 per hour, and has a power reserve of 45 hours.
These watches are called “Legend” for a reason. They have been around for some 85 years, and to this day, continues to attract divers and dive watch lovers with its dynamic and clean expressions that solidify the company’s dive watch heritage.