If the dial shows a Big 3 name...

Jun 23, 2020,12:55 PM
 

This will retail at 20x but looks are equally important, right? Of course I do understand there are many other factors and reasons why Big 3 is what they are today and the justification of their pricing strategy...I’m not that clueless at times 😬


It does looks nice, what do you think....as mentioned in the article, Longines has done quite a nice stretch of re-issues.


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Some small details, though...

 
 By: amanico : June 23rd, 2020-13:21
I would have preferred the bezel of the original, and the small second hand in a different color, to differentiate the small second and the minute chrono hand... Here a side by side picture to show both of them: ...  

It’s 38mm vs 40mm and they did swap the arrow hands...

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : June 23rd, 2020-13:23
But you’re right if this comes in some higher manual movement, it will fly off the shelves 💪🏻

Thanks for starting this thread. The Tux is good looking

 
 By: Seeks : June 24th, 2020-07:39
40mm is a good size if it is not too thick Guessing it will be similar to the previous Heritage Chronograph 1946 at 12mm approx Best regards

Fully agree

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 28th, 2020-02:35
Would have been nice to fully incorporate these lovely manual wind movements in the re-editions

Same... [nt]

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 28th, 2020-03:12

I really like to overall look of the watch a lot .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : June 23rd, 2020-13:08
Well done Longines

Do you think modern designers just running out of ideas or this is a result of auction prices making brands resume their winning formula?

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : June 23rd, 2020-13:33
It does give us a chance to own what was nice 50 years ago, similar in a way.

Design looks great

 
 By: quattro98 : June 23rd, 2020-13:37
But I don’t like the running seconds at 3.

Yes, a variation on the modular 2894...

 
 By: rdenney : June 24th, 2020-07:29
And that’s the problem with the Longines re-editions—they are pulling up the aesthetics, but not the great Longines movements of the past. With Zodiac or Heuer, it doesn’t matter—the historic movements were supplied (yes, including the Heuer Calibre 11/12...  

I share your sentiments

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : June 28th, 2020-02:34
The movements used in these reedition pieces somehow doesn’t feel right. I’m sure that’s the reason why it is reflected in the price, but to me it lacks soul.

It’s got the looks 🤗 [nt]

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : June 23rd, 2020-13:54

I love this tuxedo dial.

 
 By: Moana43 : June 23rd, 2020-17:01
Such a great retro vibe!

really like the dial and the pushers

 
 By: NT931 : June 23rd, 2020-18:14
I wonder how thick it will be though? Some of the earlier Longines have been 14mm thick, which is too thick for me

It's not shown in their specs, but it's a modified ETA movement...

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : June 23rd, 2020-18:42
their website has been updated with the latest model, and there's another time only version.

This is a superb looking watch.

 
 By: jlux : June 24th, 2020-01:37
One of the best vintage redesign effort since a long time. Seriously considering to add this to my collection.

stepped bezel chronograph from longines

 
 By: jaychang777 : June 24th, 2020-02:58
what's not to love? Actually, honestly I can't get past the fact that the running seconds is on the right...

For me, I think that's a deal-breaker, but I am sure

 
 By: jaychang777 : June 24th, 2020-03:03
many will find this Longines extremely charming. I find it hard to go over 37 mm anyway! so keeps my wallet secure

Amen!

 
 By: jaychang777 : June 24th, 2020-03:09
Couldn't agree more haha, I find I can almost always do without the date

Me too! :))) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : June 24th, 2020-03:09

This reissue is ace

 
 By: jmpTT : June 24th, 2020-05:41
If this reissue had a 30CH or 13ZN with shock protection, it would sell at least 100 pcs at $15,000 or $20,000 . There’s very little in the way of classic fine watchmaking (chronographs) at this price point today. Montblanc now starts at $30,000. Longines... 

Very nicely done

 
 By: MattS : June 24th, 2020-09:31
Happy tosee Longines doing some nice looking watches again and to honor their glorious past. they are really doing a nice job with their heritage watches imho! Matt

Longines seems to be getting the message

 
 By: Mostel : June 24th, 2020-13:36
Their history is preferable to their present... But we would assume, even with this handsome re-issue, that the movement is 'generic'. I did take notice of this watch, but at the same time, it's such a COPY of the past, that it is somehow uninteresting...... 

No doubt Nico!

 
 By: Mostel : June 24th, 2020-13:48
And we can dream that Longines will reproduce their great movements in a modern way with modern improvements and PR... and give a bit of a twist to those extraordinary dials and cases... ! Giving the 3 Sisters and even The Great Independents a challenge, ... 

A great production by Longines!

 
 By: eklektik : June 30th, 2020-06:02
Of course, if compared to the original, some things are different, but it looks great as is. I think that real collectors would hunt for original models, and that these re-issues are for people who look a nice watch with a vintage look. The whole "heritag...