When Longines presented their Legend Diver a couple of years prior, it came in two flavors. A date and a non-date. Eventually, Longines chose to just proceed with the date version.
Sure, Longines has its Skin Diver without a date, yet that’s not the equivalent. I was extremely upbeat — and somewhat amazed — to see that the Longines Legend Diver in bronze has no date. I’m not actually for date windows on a watch (exemptions exist obviously), so I am one-sided in any case. We did a Wrist Game Crying Shame article on a Legend Diver No Date and you were fierce also however, 78% decided in favor of the Legend Diver without a date. Presently, they make one once more! Also, it is in bronze!
Longines Legend Diver Bronze
What we have here is the reference L3.718.104.22.168, the Longines Legend Diver with a bronze case on a calfskin tie (a green nylon elective is likewise remembered for the crate, alongside a convenient lash change apparatus). This Ø42mm bronze case has a titanium case back, to guarantee you’ll have no disturbed skin because of the bronze. That’s really the motivation behind why (nearly) all bronze watches have a steel (or titanium) case back, as bronze may bring about a hypersensitive response when worn on the wrist. In any case, for this situation, with a titanium case back, there’s no problem.
Bronze watches aren’t a promotion, they are setting down deep roots and each significant watch brand appears to have in any event one in their assortment. It is a brilliant material, that has a warm gold-like tone, and the propensity to build up some decent patina in the wake of wearing it for quite a while. It makes somewhat of an interesting appearance to each (bronze) watch. This Longines Legend Diver comes with a lovely smokey green dial. Green is a shading that appears to coordinate with bronze quite well, particularly in this smokey form that nearly transforms into black.
On the dial, you’ll discover the numerals, records, and text imprinted in this pleasant earthy colored ish tone, helping me to remember the crema on my coffee. Everything matches so well together. By one way or another, you get the inclination — maybe sensation is a superior word — of taking a gander at a vintage watch. Yet, it isn’t. The enormous breadth parts with it, as does the sapphire gem and L888 self-winding development. The compressor case has two crowns, obviously. One for setting time and the other one to pivot the internal plunging bezel. Both are screw-down.
64 long stretches of force reserve
This Longines Legend Diver in bronze offers a force save of 64 hours. The L888(.5) development depends on the ETA type A31.L11. Basically a development dependent on the well known and famous ETA2892-A2 for certain changes. Changes? Indeed, a silicon balance spring and a down-tuned ticking number. Typically, these developments have a ticking velocity of 28800vph, however for this situation, it is 25200vph. Thusly, the force save is somewhat more than the normal 42 hours of the first ETA2892-A2.
Titanium case back
I previously addressed the titanium case back of the bronze Longines Legend Diver, however I think it is acceptable to realize that much more than steel, titanium is an incredible decision. Under 0.6% of individuals are adversely affected by titanium, as it won’t even disturb the most touchy skin. Looking into it back, you will discover the emblem with a diver (with a spear!). In our ownership was one of the early models, which actually had a tempered steel case back. The creation model of the Longines Legend Diver in bronze has the titanium back, with the etching “Bronze case – titanium case back”.
Strap and buckle
Longines fitted a pleasant vintage looking earthy colored cowhide lash to this watch, with a tang type clasp. The watch is water-impervious to 300 meters, however in the event that you need to really utilize it in the water, try to supplant the cowhide tie with something different. Elastic or NATO would do the trick.
Legend Diver accessibility and price
On the Longines site, contingent upon where you live, you can arrange the Legend Diver in bronze with reference L3.722.214.171.124 straightforwardly, for €2,800 (counting VAT). If not, visit your (nearby) Longines seller. Longines progressed significantly since 2007 with their Legend Diver models , and I am glad that they figured out how to come up with new varieties without hurting the model all things considered. Indeed, this may be my #1 variety, other than the ended no date Legend Diver. This variant of The Longines Legend Diver watch profits by a five-year warranty.
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