So, you’ve loaded up on Board Walk Empire and need to sport a special watch for the polar bear swim reunion. What else could make the grade than the Longines Legend Diver? It resembles nothing you have in your dive watch collection and will go perfect with your retro style swim gear. The internal rotating bezel should give you all the timing you need to get out of the icy cold waters of the Atlantic in style. It’s freezing out, but you made the record in four minutes and counted it off perfectly, good job Polar Bear!
Seriously, when turning back the clock to grab styles from the past, Longines picked a winner with this one. Nothing terribly flashy or over done about it. Straight to the point, modest swim gear that should garner some attention among divers and watch lovers alike. If you check the numbers, these do fairly well in the aftermarket as well. With limited production (something like 100 made per month), go new with this piece because you won’t save a great deal off the MSRP from a pre-owned job.
42mm and based off a sixties compressor diver. In the span of over 50 years, technical advances are found in the crystal and lume. The guts are plain and simple with a slightly tweaked ETA 2824-2. Coming in a bit over $2K in steel, we would have liked it better at $1,500, but a fine not-so-typical diver nonetheless.
- Reference: L3.6188.8.131.52
- 42mm stainless steel case
- Automatic caliber L633 (ETA 2824-2) movement
- Black dial with silver hands and lumed markers
- Black rubberized strap
- Sapphire crystal
- Water resistant up to 300m