Last year, Longines launched a small version of the popular classic replica diving watch, with a diameter of only 36 mm, to meet the needs of women. Today, the brand has added a ‘tropical dial’ to the collection, giving women’s diving watches the authentic vintage charm.
The earliest classic replica watches were designed for men, inspired by the double crown diving watches of the 1960s, namely Ref.7042, Ref.7150 and Ref.7594. Among them, the upper crown is used to rotate the bezel, and the lower crown is used for winding and setting. This feature is reproduced in modern replica watches.
The nickname ‘SuperCompressor’ is named after the waterproof case type. The case is made by E. Piquerez (also supplied by other brands) and has a diameter of 42 mm.
The classic replica men’s dive watch is the same size as the original watch, both 42 mm. However, women’s dive watches are much smaller, measuring only 36 mm. Although the size is reduced, the design and the proportion are retained. The new classic replica 36mm ladies dive watch is also equipped with a ‘tropical dial’, which reproduces the popular faded effect of some antique ‘SuperCompressor’ dive watches.
The original watches were equipped with black glossy dials, but after decades of exposure to the sun, some of the dials began to fade, and eventually the brown effect was different. The new classic replica 36mm ‘tropical dial’ for women’s diver’s watches has a smoky brown center and gradually darkens towards the edges. The difference between the new watch and the original watch is the addition of a date display window (at 3 o’clock).
In addition, the new classic replica 36mm ladies diving watch is also available in a traditional black dial, as well as a mother-of-pearl dial with black hour markers. All models are equipped with the same L592 self-winding movement (based on ETAA20.L11), which provides a 40-hour power reserve. The new watch comes with a leather strap or a stainless steel Milanese bracelet.
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 300 meters
Movement: L592 automatic movement
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 40 hours
Bracelet: leather strap or stainless steel Milanese bracelet
Channel: Longines retailers and boutiques
Price: USD 2,150 for leather strap (approximately 14,800 yuan), USD 2,400 for stainless steel bracelet (approximately 16,500 yuan)