LIST: 5 of the best heritage reissues… ever LIST: 5 of the best heritage reissues… ever

LIST: 5 of the best heritage reissues… ever

Felix Scholz

Heritage reissues are hot and don’t seem to be cooling off any time soon. But as more and more brands jump on the retro train, the ratio of filler to thriller is becoming increasingly unbalanced. So we’ve put together some of the all-time greats – five cracking examples of retro done right.

Vacheron Constantin Historique Cornes de Vache 1955

It might have cow horns in the name, but there’s nothing ungainly or bovine about this slender, elegant chronograph from Vacheron Constantin. But beware: beauty doesn’t come cheap, especially when it’s in a platinum case. RRP $104,000

Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition

It’s as close to the original CK2915 as you can get — one of the most iconic, storied watches ever. It’s Speedmaster personified. RRP $9725

TAG Heuer Monza

No, TAG Heuer’s Monza isn’t a 1:1 reissue of the 1976 original, and that’s what makes it so great. The CR2080 Monza is a case study on how to smartly and sensitively bring a great historic design into line with modern tastes. RRP $6700

Grand Seiko re-creation in steel

Grand Seiko’s path to heritage greatness is one of (almost) absolute fidelity to the past. Their ‘re-creation’ of the first Grand Seiko is virtually indistinguishable from the 1960 original. A (very) slight size increase, a sapphire crystal and improved movement are the only tells. RRP $8400

Longines Legend Diver

Longines has carved itself a broad swathe of the heritage market thanks to their regular reissues. In fact, the real challenge is picking which Longines to celebrate. And while this year’s Heritage 1945 or the COSD are both lovely, we had to go with one of the most seminal reissues of them all – the Legend Diver. RRP $3125