The Longines Legend Diver features an internal dive bezel design, controlled by two crowns, which been in the Saint-Imier watchmaker’s catalog for years.

With a design based on the look of the original model from the 1960s, Longines has offered the Legend Diver re-edition in stainless steel, PVD coated steel, and now in a bronze case.

Longines Legend Diver Bronze wristshot

The Longines Legend Diver comes in a 42 mm bronze case with a warm tone that will gain a natural patina over time and that complements the rich dark green lacquered gradient dial, which is a lighter shade in the center and darker towards the perimeter. Gold-plated hands and a gilt dial with Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9 matches the hue of the case and give the watch a vintage vibe.

Longines Legend Diver Bronze

While the case, bezel, and crowns (which are engraved with a criss-cross pattern) are made from bronze alloy, the caseback, which screws into the back, is made of titanium (embossed with an emblem of a diver). The dual crowns also screw down to the case. Water-resistance is rated to 300 meters.

Longines Legend Diver Bronze dial

Driving the hours, minutes, central seconds is automatic caliber L888 (an ETA made for Longines), which beats at 3.5Hz, uses a silicon balance spring, and has a 64-hour power reserve.

Longines Legend Diver Bronze caseback

Each Longines Legend Diver comes with a strap changing tool and is paired with a brown leather strap finished with beige topstitching and a second strap in green Nato style nylon strap. Comes with a 5-year warranty.

Retail is $3,000.

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