Longines Heritage Military

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REF L2.819.4.93.2
Automatic
38.5 MM
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SKU AS07427
Article Number 40990747
ref L2.819.4.93.2
case size 38.5 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Signed taupe suede leather strap with signed steel pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, serialized hangtag, additional textile NATO-style strap with signed steel pin buckle, strap changing tool, and warranty card.
overall condition The case is in as-new condition showing only faint handling wear. Cream faux-patinated dial with printed 'Arabic' indices is in as-new condition with matching blued-steel ‘spade’ handset. Signed crown.
REF L2.819.4.93.2
Automatic
38.5 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07427
Article Number 40990747
ref L2.819.4.93.2
case size 38.5 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Signed taupe suede leather strap with signed steel pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, serialized hangtag, additional textile NATO-style strap with signed steel pin buckle, strap changing tool, and warranty card.
overall condition The case is in as-new condition showing only faint handling wear. Cream faux-patinated dial with printed 'Arabic' indices is in as-new condition with matching blued-steel ‘spade’ handset. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

Longines is a brand on a roll lately.

From workhorse dive watches to vintage-inspired pieces that celebrate the best in 20th-century horology, the Saint Imier-based brand has blossomed under Swatch Group ownership into a veritable powerhouse of contemporary watchmaking. Best of all, their wares are eminently accessible and affordable. Can’t argue with that!

The Heritage Military is a favorite from the past several years. A celebration of watches issued to the Royal Air Force during World War II, it’s a fitting tribute both to the original timepiece and to the intrepid pilots who defended Britain’s skies from the Luftwaffe. Housed in a stainless steel 38.5mm case with a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, and a polished, stepped bezel, it features a silver cream dial with printed 'Arabic' indices, an outer minute track, and a blued-steel ‘spade’ handset, much like the original. In a cool touch, its dial has been hand-sprayed with tiny droplets to give the impression of patina, making each piece in this series a unique watch. 

Powered by the automatic Longines L888 movement with 72 hours of power reserve, it comes paired to a signed, brown leather strap with a signed, stainless steel pin buckle. 

A fabulous everyday or dress watch, the Longines Heritage Military is easily one of the best buys in modern watchmaking under $5,000. But don’t take our word for it…

Give it a try!

Brand Story

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Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Longines was at the sharp end of the watchmaking spear during the beginnings of modern horology. Constantly innovating, the company devised some of the most important wristwatches of the 20th century. Indeed, by 1919, Longines was the official supplier of timepieces for the International Aeronautical Federation, working to develop highly accurate navigation chronometers for many of the era's great aviation pioneers.
Most famous among Longines' forays into navigation pieces is the Lindbergh Hour Angle watch, a wristwatch designed by famed aviator Charles Lindberg in conjunction with the brand to allow aviators to calculate, with the help of a sextant and a known latitude, their exact geographic location.
From the 1930s to the 1950s, Longines also released a series of stunning time-only watches. Often referred to as “Calatravas” after the iconic model by Patek Philippe, most of these watches had thin stainless steel cases at 32-35mm, standard sizes for the time. Like the Patek Philippe Calatrava, these timepieces were known for their perfect proportions and the elegant simplicity of their designs.

But it wasn’t just time-only watches that drew the attention of clients the world over — particularly in the Americas: The company’s caliber 13ZN, first released in 1936, is widely regarded as one of the finest chronograph movements ever devised by any brand. This development would form the basis of work in sports timing, in which Longines developed timepieces with flyback functionality as well as 1/100th-second counters.

Today, Longines produces a remarkable number of watches annually — over 1.5 million of them — and rakes in over $1B in annual revenue through the sale of everything from simple quartz watches to sophisticated moon phases and chronographs. Incredibly, they produced their 51 millionth timepiece in 2019 and in some ways, it feels like the brand is just getting started.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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