Longines unveils its new FLAGSHIP HERITAGE models with moon-phase function

The elegance and simplicity of the FLAGSHIP models have made this Longines collection a timeless classic. In 2023, the winged hourglass brand is adding three new versions to its FLAGSHIP HERITAGE line, each equipped with a moon-phase complication. These watches combine technical expertise, aesthetics and a tribute to the historic FLAGSHIP models.

This year, Longines is expanding its Flagship Heritage collection with new versions equipped with a moon-phase complication. With an understated, timeless design, the steel case with screw-down back measures 38.5 mm in diameter. Its redesign features satin-brushed finishes and shortened chamfered lugs, making it the perfect size watch for any wrist. An emblematic line for the brand since the late 1950s, Flagship was one of Longines’ very first collections. The “flagship” flies the flag of the fleet’s Commander-in-Chief. The emblem of the Flagship Heritage collection, a caravel on a gold medallion is embossed on the watch’s screw-down back.

The timepieces are powered by an L899.5 self-winding mechanical movement with a moon-phase complication. Rotating on a small dial at 6 o’clock, this astronomical function is paired with the date indicator hand in the colours of the moon, the hour markers and the hour, minute and second hands, depending on the model. The calibre is also fitted with a silicon balance-spring, offering resistance to magnetic fields and superior precision. It has an up to 72-hour power reserve.

The new Flagship Heritage models also feature distinctive domed dials inspired by the original 1957 watch. Silvered opaline, sunray silver or sunray blue, they are enhanced by eleven applied hour markers, gilt or silvered, elongated at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock. The hours and minutes hands are gilt- or silvered polished, depending on the model, and coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimum readability, day or night.

Fitted with a new Heritage pin buckle, the brown, grey or blue leather straps offer a perfect fit and comfort while matching the colours of the dials.

A striking tribute to the line’s historic model, the new Flagship Heritage watches combine technical expertise with timeless elegance.

About our movements

With centuries of watchmaking expertise, Longines has played a pioneering role in a number of technological advances and continues to display an unwavering commitment to innovation. Its constant pursuit of excellence has, in turn, led it to equip all of its automatic timepieces with state-of-the-art movements which, notably, include a silicon balance-spring. This material is not only light and corrosion-resistant but also remains unaffected by normal temperature variations and magnetic fields. Its unique properties improve the precision and longevity of the watch and allow Longines to provide these models with a 5-year warranty.

About Longines

Based in Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832, the watchmaking company Longines wields expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships, and as partner of international sports federations, Longines has built strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sport over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watch manufacturer. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries.A propos de nos mouvementsForte d’un savoir-faire horloger séculaire, Longines a tenu un rôle pionnier dans de nombreuses avancées techniques et affiche encore aujourd’hui une volonté d’innovation inaltérable. Sa poursuite constante de l’excellence l’a amenée à équiper l’ensemble de ses garde-temps automatiques de mouvements de pointe dotés notamment d’un spiral en silicium. Ce matériau est non seulement léger et résistant à la corrosion, mais aussi insensible aux écarts de température usuels et aux champs magnétiques. Ses propriétés uniques améliorent la précision et la longévité d’une montre et permettent à Longines d’assortir ces modèles d’une garantie de 5 ans.