In a similar vein to the Hodinkee article about the ‘$75 Seiko 5 That Looks Million Bucks’, the dial on this Longines really ’knocks it out of the park’ imo. The applied trapezoid gold coloured indices reflect light at any angle and makes this 35mm watch noticeable from across a room. They’re matched in colour with the hands and the applied logo. Then there’s the fonts; ’Longines’ in capitals and it’s original heritage guise and ‘Automatic’ / ‘Conquest‘, in an italicised and cursive style. All on a slightly domed, sunray finished dial seen through the warmth of the acrylic crystal. Could I do without the date window? Maybe - but for a sub £1000 package, it never fails to amaze me.
In hand today: Longines Heritage Conquest