A LIVING HERITAGE
Given its name of Czech origin, this timepiece from the Saint-Imier watchmaker journeys into the past while remaining rooted in the present through its seductive design.
To say Longines is on a creative roll would be a mild understatement. Each new release possesses a strong personality that is tremendously appealing. The latest addition is no exception in this respect. Indeed, the design of the Heritage Pilot Majetek model draws its origins from a 1935 timepiece intended for Czechoslovakian aviators. A plate on the case middle of the stylish cushion-shaped steel case measuring 43mm in diameter bears witness to its year of birth. As with the watch created in the 20th century, it has evolved to reflect its strengths: reliability, precision, and excellent legibility. Thus, the hour circle comprising numerals coated with Super-Luminova® old radium stands out perfectly against the deep black dial. This same luminescent material coats the duo of hour and minute hands. A small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock adds to its functional character. The L893.6 caliber with a silicon balance spring powers this data. This self-winding movement, certified chronometer by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), enjoys a 72-hour power reserve.
Its scenography is ringed by a fluted bezel that can be rotated in both directions. Its rotational movement can be used to position a triangle situated under the sapphire crystal. This internal feature known as the Starting Time Indicator serves as an easy-to-use time marker. The Heritage Pilot Majetek can be fitted with a choice of brown or dark green leather wristbands or a khaki NATO made from recycled material.