Introducing: The Longines Flagship Heritage
- Longines releases three new Flagship Heritage models
- Features moonphase and date complications
- 38.5mm wide, with steel cases and color-matched alligator straps
What We Know
Longines’ newest releases emphasize their expertise in crafting traditional and elegant dress watches. The Flagship Heritage models include a moonphase and date complication integrated into a sub-dial at six o’clock. Available in opaline silver with gold-tone accents, or silver or blue with white-metal accents, these models have a steel case measuring 38.5mm wide and 12.4mm thick. With 30 meters of water resistance and color-matched alligator straps, these watches feature closed casebacks with a Flagship medallion.
The movements inside these watches are Longines’ L899.5 automatic movement, offering 72 hours of power reserve, a silicon balance spring, and a rate of 25,200 vph. The moonphase and date complications are set into a sub-dial, providing a stylish and balanced aesthetic reminiscent of brands like Patek Philippe and Jaeger-LeCoultre.
These exquisite Longines Flagship Heritage models come with a price tag of $3,050 for any of the three variations.
What We Think
The Flagship line by Longines maintains its mid-century appeal by offering simple and elegant designs. The new 38.5mm sizing is a welcome update, suiting the dressy vibe with a refined touch. The shortened lugs also contribute to a more comfortable fit on the wrist. While these watches may not be groundbreaking, they exemplify Longines’ commitment to creating well-made classic dress watches with modern movements ticking inside.
Although we haven’t had the opportunity to see these watches in person yet, stay tuned for a Hands-On review in the future. If you are someone who appreciates a classic dress watch, the Longines Flagship Heritage is certainly worth a closer look.
Model: Flagship Heritage Moon Phase
Reference Number: L4.8184.108.40.206, L4.8220.127.116.11, L4.818.104.22.168
Case Material: Steel
Dial Color: Opaline silver, sunray silver, or sunray blue
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Color-matched alligator strap with steel pin-buckle
Caliber: Longines L899.5
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, moon phase, and date
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 25,200 vph
Chronometer Certified: No
Additional Details: Silicon balance spring and magnetic resistant
Pricing & Availability
Limited Edition: No
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