Longines ships new range of Flagship Heritage watches

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Longines has introduced new styles to its Flagship Heritage line to mark the 60th anniversary of the collection.

The new timepieces are inspired by a Flagship model kept in the Swiss watchmaker’s headquarters, favoured by Longines’ ‘ambassador of elegance’ Kate Winslet.

Available in steel, yellow gold or rose gold, the numbered and limited-edition models display a flagship on the back, as did the original pieces.

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The company sold its first Flagship in 1957, and with its white dial, thin profile and fine fasteners, it has quickly won over Longines clients.

The Flagship owes its name to the ship upon which the flag of the fleet’s commander in chief snaps in the wind. This caravel is stamped on the back of Flagship watches.

Winslet herself chose the face of the anniversary timepiece after a visit to the brand’s headquarters in Switzerland.

Available in steel, yellow gold or rose gold, the numbered timekeepers house an L609 mechanical calibre in their 38.5 mm case.

The gold versions are limited to 60 watches while the steel versions are limited to 1957 watches.

The brushed silvery dial is adorned with 8 indexes and 4 Arabic numerals, in yellow gold or rose gold colours.

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