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Longines’ historic French Navy watch resurfaces in new style

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Longines has unveiled the new Heritage Military Marine Nationale watch in commemoration of its classic, mid-20th century watches for the French Navy.

The 38.5mm timepiece recalls the aesthetics of the watch Longines was asked to produce by the French Navy in 1947.

Offering warm colours and a ‘subdued’ dial, this new release contains the same engravings and dial details that the original bore.

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These include the letters ‘MN’, for ‘Military Nationale’ engraved on the case back, and the words ‘Longines Fab. Suisse’, for ‘fabrique Suisse’ on the dial.

It uses the L888.5 calibre automatic movement and with a silicon balanced spring, exclusive to Longines.

Longines has been based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1832, and sells in over 150 countries. It is a member of the Swatch Group of watch brands.

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