In 1957, Longines Watch Company introduced the Flagship which was their premier collection. As 2017 being its 60th anniversary, Longines has renewed the collection of pristine watches with a vintage-inspired limited edition remake done right. These remakes are as close to the original pieces as possible. The long, faceted lugs are elegant but simple and the thin polished bezel, slab-sided polished caseband, and fluted crown are all signatures of dress watches from that period.
The Longines Flagship Heritage has three case material options – steel, rose gold, and yellow gold. The Longines Flagship Heritage is powered by the Longines caliber L609 which is essentially an ETA 2892. This is generally a considered a step up from the ubiquitous ETA 2824 with more reliable and accurate timekeeping capabilities. The Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary ships on a brown alligator leather strap with contrast stitching for $2,160 for the steel model and $8,490 for the gold variants.
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