Longines' New Dive Watches Get It Right

Just in time for their position as official timekeepers of the French Open, Longines added two new divers to their Heritage line, bringing more classic 1970s underwater exploration vibes back from the depths of history. With black, red, steel, and Super-LumiNova adorning the Longines Heritage Diver and the Heritage Diver Chrono, these two watches keep things colorfully retro, but updates the heritage aspect with contemporary Logines-branded ETA movements.

Cushion-shaped and water resistant up to 300 meters, the 43 millimeter case is a sensible size that's in the sweet spot for contemporary tastes. Both models have a slightly different rotating inner flange that will either indicate time into a dive (three-hand version) or time remaining (chronograph version), and come on black synthetic or rubber straps.

Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He is not a strong swimmer or diver. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.