Luxury watch brand Longines has a rich history in aviation and have been the go to models for explorers in the air, and on land and sea. Legendary historical figures like Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes have all relied on their Longines timepieces to accompany them on their travels, and to be precise, robust, and above all, accurate.
Longines presents new timepieces that are a testimony to their pioneering spirit. A glowing tribute to these exceptional men and women who, by a record, an exploit or a display of courage, have left their mark on history – encouraging new generations to push the boundaries.
The Longines Spirit collection helps to bring this rich heritage into the modern day, linking history with innovation combining traditional features from pilot’s watches with contemporary lines and codes. The oversized crown, the flange, the pronounced step around the crystal, the font of the diaI, the diamond shape indexes and the large, luminous “baton” hands are aII elements drawn from the days of pioneering aviation. Reworked and updated, they blend harmoniously with the overall contemporary design. In addition, great care has been taken with the various finishes on the details, whether brushed, matt, polished or in relief.
The Longines Spirit’s elegance is equalled only by its state-of-the-art technology. Longines has fitted this range exclusively with self-winding movements (L888.4 and L688.4) with silicon hairsprings to guarantee extreme accuracy and increased longevity. The calibres, with a power reserve of 64 and 6O hours respectively, are chronometer- certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The advanced technology of this new collection is also complemented by the domed sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides, screw in crown, and engraved case back secured with six screws.
Available in three models, they come with a matt black, grained silver or sunray blue dial in sizes of either 40mm or 42mm, are all stamped with five applied stars, an iconic mark of Longines that represents the quality and reliability of the brand.
There are several strap options to choose, from a steel bracelet or a leather strap available in dark brown, light brown or blue. There is also a ‘Prestige’ edition with three interchangeable straps of steel, leather and NATO in brown leather.
With the new Longines Spirit line, the winged hourglass brand proudly aligns itself, as its rich heritage entitles it to, with the legendary pioneers who placed their trust in it. The collection celebrates those heroes of the past and their state of mind that has never dated: one of an ambition to perform well and a quest for excellence.
The Pioneer Spirit Lives On… The new Longines Spirit collection is bringing back to life the pioneering spirit that led exceptional men and women to surpass themselves, pursue new ambitions, and believe in the impossible. Their stories are closely entwined with Longines. They are captivating, surprising, and above all inspiring.