The Pioneer Spirit Lives On With The New Longines Spirit Watch Collection

The Pioneer Spirit Lives On With The New Longines Spirit Watch Collection The Pioneer Spirit Lives On With The New Longines Spirit Watch Collection
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Explorers Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith & Howard Hughes all placed their trust in Longines watches as they conquered air, land and sea.

The Pioneer Spirit Lives On With The New Longines Spirit Watch Collection

Thanks to their reliability, accuracy, robustness and original technology, Longines watches and devices have contributed to the success of numerous pioneering exploits, and accompanied explorers such as Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes to the last unknown lands, defied extreme weather, navigated wild oceans and played a part in opening up new air routes & establishing aviation records.

Available to buy online or at our Eastbourne, East Sussex store, the Longines Spirit watch collection brings this rich history back to life and links history with innovation; with the new models taking traditional features from pilot's watches and combining them with contemporary lines and codes. The oversized crown, the flange, the pronounced step around the crystal, the font of the dial, the diamond shape indexes and the large, luminous "baton" hands are all elements drawn from the days of pioneering aviation. Reworked and updated for the modern day explorer, these key details blend harmoniously with the overall refined design, with great care being taken with the various finishes on said details, whether they be brushed, matte, polished or in relief.

The elegance of the Longines Spirit watch collection is equalled only by its state-of-the-art-technology. Fitted exclusively with self-winding movements (L888.4 and L688.4) with silicon hairsprings to guarantee extreme accuracy and increased longevity, the calibre's, with a power reserve of 64 and 60 hours respectively, are chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The advanced technology of the new Longines Spirit watch collection is further 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 hand/calendar models (40mm and 42mm) and a chronograph (42mm), the Longines Spirit watch collection comes with a matte black, grained silver or sunray blue dial, all stamped with five stars. In Longines tradition, this rating signifies an improvement of the quality and reliability of the brands movement, with five stars being the maximum that can be achieved.

The case of the Longines Spirit watch is adorned with a stainless steel bracelet, or a leather strap in dark brown, light brown or blue. The three-hand/calendar watch is also available in a "Prestige" edition with three interchangeable straps (steel, leather and NATO in brown colourway).

For more information on the Longines Spirit watch collection, contact us today to book an appointment in-store or online, with our watch specialist Penny.

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