The Longines Heritage Military 1938 is a remake of a military watch produced by Longines in 1938, with a contemporary movement and a larger 43 mm stainless steel case. Otherwise, visually, it’s very much the same as the original (pictured below).
A box type sapphire crystal protects the matte black dial which features printed aged-style luminescent Arabic numeral hour markers, a printed train track chapter ring, and printed logo and small seconds markings, all with a cream-color. Long steel pencil-shaped hands indicated the hours and minutes on the main dial, and a steel baton-shaped with circular counterweight indicates small seconds on the subdial.
The stainless steel case features a fixed bezel and has been polished on the bezel and top of the lugs, while the sides are satin-brushed. A flat sea urchin-shaped steel push-in crown controls winding and adjustment of hours, minutes, and seconds. The ETA-based caliber L507 hand-wound movement beats at 3Hz and has a power reserve of 53-hours. Drilled lugs add to the vintage feel and allow the strap to be changed with a relatively easy to use pin tool.
The Longines Heritage Military 1938 is available with a patinated charcoal grey leather strap and a cognac-colored NATO-style leather strap, easily interchanged using a tool included in its packaging. Each piece is numbered XXXX/1938. Water-resistance is 30 meters. (Ref. L2.8188.8.131.52) Retail is $2,450.