Introducing the Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

Sixty years of the Flagship wristwatch commemorated by a remake of a vintage model chose by Kate Winslet.

Introduced in 1957 as a top of the line model, the Longines Flagship is now 60 years old. To mark the occasion Longines reached into its archives for a late 1950s specimen of the watch, which was then reproduced as the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017.

Intriguingly, the historical watch that served as inspiration for the remake was the choice of brand ambassador Kate Winslet, the Oscar-winning British actress. Winslet, best known for her role as Rose in Titanic, picked out the watch during a visit to the Longines factory in St. Imier.

Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary yellow gold

The remake is appealingly faithful to the original, featuring a two-tone silvered dial with applied hour markers that are either Arabic numerals or arrowheads – even the Longines logo is applied.

Both the hands and hour markers are plated in gold to match the case metal; and for the steel version they are plated rose gold.

Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary steel 2

While larger than the original at 38.5mm in diameter, the remake is nonetheless modestly sized by modern standards. The solid case back is stamped with a relief caravel, just as on the 1950s original. Inside is the automatic calibre L609, essentially a version of the ETA 2892.

Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary 1

Price and availability 

The Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary is available in stainless steel (ref. L4.817.4.76.2), limited to 1957 pieces and priced at S$3040, or about US$2160.

It’s also available in yellow gold (ref. L4.817.6.76.2), or rose gold (ref. L4.817.8.76.2), with each of the gold models limited to 60 pieces each, priced at S$11,930, or about US$8490.

Update February 25, 2017: Pricing in Singapore dollars added.

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