back in the days where aircraft wasn’t as complicated, aviators only need one rock solid, reliable timepiece with legibility in mind. the modest requirement resulted in functional timepieces that almost always come standard with an untainted beauty that one could only described as timeless and the Longines Heritage 1935 is the luxury timepiece that lets you relive and reacquaint with that simplistic, timeless beauty in a world clouded by rocket science-like complications.

based on the a timepiece originally created for aviators in the Czech Air Force in 1935, the Heritage 1935 stays faithful to the spirit of the original, featuring a 42mm cushion-shaped steel case with a beautifully matched fluted clown and a matt black dial face decorated with large white, Super-LumiNova coated Arabic numerals for easy time telling. the rhodium-plated, sanded skeleton hands are also treated with Super-LumiNova to further enhance legibility. clockwork is by the way of an L615 self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve.

other finer details include small seconds and date aperture situated at 6 o’clock position, a railway-track minute ring, and fluted bezel matched to a slightly domed profile. not everyone who appreciate a good made-for-aviator timepiece like the Heritage 135 is an aviator, but you don’t need to be one to own a piece of the history, well, history remade. no word on when Longines Heritage 1935 will be available, neither was the price of this numbered timepiece made known.

Longines Heritage 1935 at BASELWORLD 2014

Published by Mike chua

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