NEW: Longines Legend Diver 36mm and 42mm

If back in 2007 when the good looking black modern Longines Legend Diver (LLD) made its appearance (date or no date, remember that?) you had said that it would be not just flourish but end up available in over a dozen model variants in 2022, there’s a chance that many would have believed you.

Yet here we are, with this popular modern version of the classic compressor diving watch now available in a new 36mm and some more 42mm variants, all with gradient dials in a range of colours. Sure, any colour that is not the classic black is going to end up being about looks rather than historical accuracy, but that boat sailed a long time ago with diving watches.

Design-wise, nothing has changed apart from the colours and the straps. The case is still polished, with two cross-hatched crowns (one for the movement, the other for the internal bezel) and with a water resistance of 300m. The case back features the familiar diver embossed emblem.

Both have a glossy printed dial with Arabic numerals at 12, 6, and 9 plus a date window, along with an internal bi-directional rotating dive bezel and angled flange. The hand markers and Arabic numerals are lumed.

The new 42mm LLDs feature beige or ash grey dials on fabric straps (the latter NATO-style) and a royal blue model on a leather strap. The new 36mm references are in bordeaux and sand beige with matching fabric straps and a blue one also on a leather strap.

Inside the 42mm version is the automatic Calibre L888.5 (ETA A31.L11), beating at 25,200 VPH with 72 hours of power reserve. The 36mm model has the automatic Calibre L592 (ETA A20.L11) which beats at 28,000VPH with a power reserve of 45 hours.

The new 36mm and 42mm editions of the Longines Legend Diver with gradient dials are both priced at AUD 3,625.


[Photo credit: Longines]

Categories: Divers watches, Longines, Watch Profile, watches, Women's watches

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