ZbBZ (Singapore) - - INTELLIGENCE -

Longines reis­sues a model i nspired by mil­i­tary re­quire­ments, adopt­ing the de­sign of a watch cre­ated for para­troop­ers of the British Spe­cial Forces in the 1940s. The ro­bust Nato strap and the dis­tinc­tive broad ar­row (to in­di­cate gov­ern­ment prop­erty) on the dial were used at the time for all mil­i­tary equip­ment. Each item of this equip­ment was marked with the ini­tials COSD (Com­bined Oper­a­tions Stores De­pot) and in­tended for the sole use of the British War Of­fice dur­ing World War II. The 40mm steel case of the Longines Heritage Mil­i­tary COSD houses an L619.2 self-wind­ing cal­i­bre. A rail­way-track minute ring serves to fur­ther em­pha­sise the mil­i­tary style of the watch. A ver­sion with a matt black dial and rhodium-plated hands is also avail­able.

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