Longines Watercolour Watch Project.
The Longines Heritage Military COSD watch was launched at Baselworld 2015, but didn't get rolled out until this month, October 2015. It's been some time since Baselworld, since I painted this piece for the Watercolour Watch Project in collaboration with Time+Tide Watches. I now present to you, Longinges Military Heritage, 2015.
Based on a piece of equipment used by the British Special Forces during the 1940s, and marked with the COSD label to identify it as produced for the Combined Operations Command. Longines has once again reached back into its history to produce beautiful works of art for the wrist.
From the utilitarian design, the luminova hands to the green khaki nato strap the watch exists as a tribute to it's original design as a useful tool for the soldier. I imagine that if the date window existed back in the 40's it might have been included on the watch. No one wanted to advance from the trenches a day early, or a day late.
The case sits neatly at 40mm. The Caliber is an L619, Self winding mechanical movement beating at 28'800 vibrations per hours and providing 42 hours of power reserve.