Longines unveiled a number of interesting new vintage-inspired timepieces at Baselworld 2012. We already showed you the Longines Heritage 1942 last week, and here is the Longines Heritage 1940. As its name suggests – it is based on a model from 1940. The round steel case is 38.5 mm in diameter with a lacquered dial (available in white or black) that features a railway-track minute ring and 11 Arabic numerals. The hands are of blued steel in the white-dial version and rhodium-plated in the black version.

Inside, is a self-winding mechanical movement caliber L615.3 (ETA 2895/2) with 27 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and a 42-hour power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes, small seconds and date. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and transparent case back. Water-resistance 30 meters. Black alligator strap. The price is $1,800. (Ref. L2.767.4.13/53.2)

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