Longines Heritage Sector Dial Watch Stands Out with a Familiar Design

October 13, 2019 at 5:39 am

Re-introducing watches based off classic designs presents an opportunity for watchmakers to re-engage with their core audiences. It is one of the most challenging endeavors a watchmaker can undertake as often times, the new designs will be compared closely with the original. Longines is one of the main brand names when it comes to re-introducing classic watch designs.

Some examples of Longines’ notable watch re-introductions include the Avigation BigEye, Heritage Military, and Type A-7. Many of these watches have impressed collectors, while also having a fair share of nay-sayers. Another particular series that has seen a re-introduction is the Heritage Classic “Sector Dial”, which sees an update to its classic look, looking similar to the classic 1930s style design of the original.

Inspired by 1930s art, the Longines Heritage Classic “Sector Dial” features a flat coin-shaped bezel and dial with sectors and straight lugs. The appearance reflects upon an era where these types of designs were commonly used for time telling. With the Calatrava style featured on the design, the Sector Dial follows the Bauhaus principles of design. These include the oversized case and Art-Deco elements represented by the watch.

The Sector Dial does not stray too far from the appearance of the original dial. It has a familiar silver, two-tone finishing with an opaline center and circular minute track. Additional elements include the blued steel hands for time, no-date display, and automatic Calibre 893 movement. The power reserve on the watch is 64 hours and offers 30m of water resistance. Collectors can find the watch available in two straps of Black or Blue leather at a price of $2,230.

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