Fully refurbished in 2012 to mark the brand's 180th anniversary, the Longines Museum houses many treasures including a magnificent square timepiece that was the inspiration for the Longines Heritage 1968.

The grey brushed dial features black, finely painted Roman numerals and a chapter-ring around the outside. A fine line of black varnish on the minute and hour hands echoes the lines of the numerals, providing a delicate contrast.
 

The Longines Heritage 1968, steel © Longines

 

While the square case is at first glance more classical, the Longines Heritage 1968 reveals an interesting profile with its slightly bevelled glass that protrudes over the middle. Moreover, the trapezium-shaped date aperture contrasts with the more stringent lines of the case. The watch is fitted with a mechanical movement, L595 and the whole is mounted on an elegant black alligator strap.