Longines Heritage 1973 Chronograph Watch – Returning to the 1970s

By Jovan Krstevski




The elegance of the 70s has been updated to suit modern tastes.

Combining history and tradition, the Longines Heritage 1973 is based on a model from back in 1973. This new watch is fitted with the column-wheel chronograph movement (L688 calibre) developed and produced by ETA exclusively for Longines. The 40mm cushion-shaped case and the contrasts on the dial provide this model with a distinctive look. The steel case of the Longines Heritage 1973 has retained the lines of the original model. The case-back is fitted with a see-through sapphire glass, which the wearer can admire the movement of the calibre as well as the blue column-wheel.


The Longines Heritage 1973 is really an eye-catching piece. Black or silvered, the dial of the Longines Heritage 1973 has a nice touch of contrasts. Two counters have been included at 3 and 9 o’clock: black on the silvered dial and silvered on the black dial. The applied hour symbols are decorated with a black line and a dot of Super-LumiNova. These are balanced out by a minute-circle, also of black lines. A blue tachometric scale surrounds the dial, adding a subtle touch of colour.

The cushion-shape of this model is completed by the rounded push-pieces, and the watch is also mounted on a black alligator strap. You can find more information via the Longines website.

Technical Specifications

Reference number L2.791.4.52/72.0-2

Caliber Mechanical self-winding movement with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism
Caliber L688.2 (ETA A08.L01)
13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 54 hours

Functions Hours, minutes, small second at 9 o’clock and date at 4:30, tachymeter scale

Central seconds sweep
Dragging 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Dragging 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Case Cushion-shaped, Ø 40 mm, steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layers of anti- reflective coating on the underside
Transparent case back with sapphire crystal

Water-resistant To 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial Silvered, 9 applied indices with a black line and Super-LumiNova® dots, two black counters, blue tachymeter scale

Black, 9 applied indices with a black line and Super-LumiNova® dots, two silvered counters, blue tachymeter scale

Hands Rhodium-plated, with Super-LumiNova® and a black line on hours and minutes hands

Strap Black alligator with buckle


Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor

Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview.  He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!