Longines pays a glorious tribute to its Flagship collection with a new model that features a black dial and emblematic design from the 1950s. Inspired by a rare piece from the era, this watch showcases a simple and timeless aesthetic. Combining technical expertise and vintage elegance, this timepiece enriches the brand’s Heritage line.

Te New Longines Flagship Heritage
Longines Flagship Heritage

Launched in 1957, the Flagship collection was one of the first lines to be named by Longines. The flagship flies the flag of the commander-in-chief of the fleet. With this resolutely conquering name, the collection would go on become a crown jewel for the winged hourglass brand from the 1950s onwards. Initially intended for men, these watches also enjoyed great success with female customers.

Longines Flagship Heritage Watch Review
Longines Flagship Heritage

Today, Longines revisits this timeless, unisex design by drawing inspiration from a rare model with a black dial from 1957, which is particularly prized by collectors. Combining technical expertise and elegance, the new all-black Flagship Heritage will appeal to all vintage watch enthusiasts.

Longines Flagship Heritage Case Back
Longines Flagship Heritage

This timepiece is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement (L615) and includes a stainless-steel case with a diameter of 38.50 mm. A characteristic feature of the collection, the case also features bevelled, inward-pointing horns, which gives the piece a refined and stylish silhouette.

Longines Flagship Heritage Black Dial
Longines Flagship Heritage

Faithful to the design of the original watch, this model unveils a black lacquered domed dial with a polished finish, accentuated by applied indexes in the shape of faceted trapezoids. Located at 6 o’clock, the date is indicated by an off-centre small seconds counter and the “Flagship” inscription, both emblematic of the watchmaking aesthetics of the 1950s. The dolphin- shaped hands enhance this understated composition, encased in an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

Longines Flagship Heritage Hands On
Longines Flagship Heritage

An emblem of the collection, a golden caravel decorated with blue enamel is engraved on the screw-down case back. The model is presented on a black leather strap decorated with fine beige stitching and equipped with a pin buckle.

Kate Winslet Ambassador Longines Flagship Heritage

This new variation completes the Flagship Heritage line, which until now consisted of a steel version with a cream dial, as well as a limited series launched for the collection’s 60th anniversary, celebrated in partnership with the brand’s Ambassador Kate Winslet.

Longines Flagship Heritage Black Dial Watch Review
Longines Flagship Heritage

Longines Flagship Heritage

Technical specifications:

Reference Number: L4.795.4.58.0


·       Self-winding mechanical movement

·       Calibre L615 (ETA 2895-2)

·       111⁄2 lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour

·       42 hours of power reserve

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o'clock and date


·       Round, Ø 38.50 mm

·       Stainless steel

·       Engraved steel back with enamelled yellow gold medallion

Dial: Shiny black, applied indexes

Hands: Rose SuperLuminova

Water Resistance: 3 bars (30 metres)

Crystal: Sapphire box with several layers of anti-reflective treatment

Strap: Black leather with steel buckle

Longines Flagship Heritage Unisex watch
Longines Flagship Heritage

The price for the Longines Flagship Heritage Ref. L4.795.4.58.0 is CHF 1,510.

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