As Australians, and as AC/DC fans, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the Longines Legend Diver is back in black, and the first 25 pieces to be released in Australia are available for pre-sale right now in our shop for $3550. In typical Time+Tide fashion, there is also a premium ballistic nylon ‘Midnight Dark’ NATO included in the price, to give you an instant strap-change option that is 100% tried, tested and approved by our team. It looks like pure black fire, with black metal hardware to match.
Needless to say, this new iteration of the popular model – based on a Longines diving watch from the 1960s – is not only back, and black, but it’s beautiful. This is the first heritage model in Longines’ entire catalogue to become a collection in its own right. And this first step, into decidedly urban territory, is a very exciting one.
Apart from the PVD, the Legend Diver retains the bold styling that made the original timepiece iconic. It is powered by Longines’ L888 caliber. Design wise, the architecture of the original watch has been preserved, including the boxed glass (but in sapphire crystal) and the bidirectional internal turning diving bezel.
While the 1960s spirit is strong, the contemporary black modding and high-performance technical characteristics bring it very much into the future; some key specs include a black PVD coating for a resolutely modern design, a sapphire crystal, two crowns and a screw-down back to guarantee water-resistance to 30 bar. The bezel is activated and stopped by the crown located at 2 o’clock, allowing the wearer to determine the remaining dive time.
The steel 42mm case is coated with a layer of black PVD and has an illustration of a diver engraved on the screw-down back. The strap is Milanese-style in black rubber and comes equipped with a folding titanium clasp treated with black PVD and an integrated diving extension.