VIDEO: The Longines Legend Diver Bronze is a sleeper hit in the crowded retro diver field

VIDEO: The Longines Legend Diver Bronze is a sleeper hit in the crowded retro diver field

Thor Svaboe

The Longines Legend Diver Bronze is a noteworthy remix. It takes the tried and true, double-crown, super compressor-style case of the original and breathes fresh life into it with the new material. The warmly toned bronze eliminates all of the conservative, vintage-inspired character of its steel sibling, and dramatically increases the level of rustic charm and associated adventure. While still keeping the same 42mm case size and proportions, the design feels thoroughly refreshed in a way that’s hard to ignore. 

While the new case material is the main drawcard here, the dial of the Longines Legend Diver Bronze is a feature that immediately grabs your attention. With a gradient effect that emanates from the centre of the dial, the tone shifts from a lush forest green in the middle to near-black around at the circumference. This emphasises the bronze handset, while the black rotating inner bezel acts as a frame for the contrasting green. 

Longines Legend Diver Bronze

Longines aren’t trying to revolutionise the dive watch game with this latest release, but they are certainly offering a new and exciting take on a well-loved format. Bronze isn’t a metal that Longines use very often, so we’ll wait in anticipation to see if the warmly toned alloy will become a more significant offering over the months ahead.

Longines Legend Diver Bronze price and availability:

The Longines Legend Diver Bronze is $4475 AU, and is available on request. For more details, visit Longines right here.

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