If you want an old-style diver with some old-school class then look no further than the Longines Legend. On par with their old-timey Lindbergh watch, the Legend is a beautiful amalgam of old and new and at about $2,000 it’s not a bad deal. The watch comes on a new Milanese strap and a screw down crown

From the release:

The lines of the original watch are repeated, including the domed crystal, reminiscent of the technical limitations of the time. But while preserving the sixties spirit of this legendary timepiece, Longines has given this piece contemporary and performance-oriented technical features: a sapphire crystal, and screwed crown and back to guarantee a water-resistance rating of 300 m, or even an internal bidirectional rotating disc for divers. The latter – the flange – is activated and locked by one of the crowns, thus making it possible to determine the remaining bottom time.

The indexes, digits and hands, covered with Super-LumiNova®, stand out against the black lacquered dial to offer optimum readability, further sharpened by the simple and clear typography of the 3, 6, 9 and 12 digits. The 42-mm stainless steel box houses an L633 automatic mechanical movement and sports an engraving of a diver on its screwed back. This piece is available in either a rubber, cowhide or new Milanese watch strap, so it can be worn for any occasion.

I, for one, welcome our Longines Dive Watch overlords.

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  1. From the picture it looks like they changed the lumed paint to green, the milanesse strap is certainly a welcomed addition. If they could only reduce the lug to lug size to 50 mm it’d be perfect.

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