Longines introduces the Longines Heritage Marine Nationale L2.8188.8.131.52.
Longines adds another winner to its Heritage collection: enter the Longines Heritage Marine Nationale L2.8184.108.40.206! This new -and rather charming- offering is inspired by the reference 5774 made for the French Navy. And were it not for the upsized case (33mm then, 38.5mm now), it would be hard to tell the two apart!
The 2020 Longines Heritage Marine Nationale L2.8220.127.116.11 sports a 38.5mm stainless steel case, which has -purists take note- a closed 'Sei Tacche' style case back. The beige dial has an artificial patina much like the 2018 L2.818.104.22.168, and contrasting Arabic numerals. It's shielded by a domed sapphire crystal that mimics the plexiglass found on the originals. Though L888 is self-winding with a healthy 64-hour power reserve, the crown is still oversized for ease of operation.