The Longines spirit collection pays tribute to numerous explorers and aviators who conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. The iconic Swiss watch brand has equipped a host of adventurers with their precision tool watches. Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes are foremost among those who benefitted from its expertise as they conquered air, land and sea.
The Longines Spirit collection brings this rich heritage back to life. Linking history with innovation, the new models take traditional features from pilot’s watches and combine them with contemporary lines and codes.
The over-sized crown, the flange, the pronounced step around the crystal, the font of the dial, the diamond shaped indexes and the large luminous baton hands are all elements drawn from the days of pioneering aviation. Reworked and updated, these elements 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.
To equip these timepieces, Longines has chosen state-of-the-art self-winding movements (L888.4 & L688.4) featuring silicon hairsprings to guarantee extreme accuracy and increased life period. The calibers are chronometer certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing institute (COSC).
Powering the three-hand with date models the caliber L888.4 is based on the self winding ETA A31.L11 movement. This 21 jewels automatic movement has a power reserve of 64 hours. It drives hour, minute & central second hands and date at 3h.
The chronograph model is equipped with the caliber L688.4 based on the ETA A08.L01 self-winding column wheel chronograph movement. It has a power reserve of 60 hours. This 27 jewels movement powers hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph functions.
The Longines spirit timepieces are fitted with domed sapphire crystal glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides. They also feature 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 comes with a matt black, grained silver or sunray blue dial, all stamped with five applied stars. In the Longines tradition, this has always signified an improvement of the quality and reliability of the brand’s movement. Five stars is the maximum number that can be achieved.
The Longines spirit watch models are fitted with 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 leather).
Model: Longines spirit collection
Three hands with date
Three hands with date (L3.810 & L3.811)
Calibre L888.4 (ETA A31.L11)
Mechanical self-winding movement with silicon balance spring, COSC certified
11 ½ lines, 21 jewels, 25,200 vph
Power reserve: 64 hours
Caliber L688.4 (ETA A08.L01)
Mechanical self-winding movement with silicon balance spring, COSC certified, column wheel chronograph
13 ¼ lines
Number of jewels: 27 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 60 hours
Three hands with date models
Hours, minutes, seconds and date aperture at 3h
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9h
Date aperture at 4:30h
Chronograph: central 60 seconds hand, 30-minutes counter at 3h and 12 hour counter at 6h
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 40mm or 42mm
Sapphire domed glass with multilayered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw in crown
Stainless case-back with 6 screws
Water resistance: 10 atm/100 meters
Matt black, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova
Grained silver, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova
Sunray blue, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova
Silvered sand blasted, Super-LumiNova
Black sandblasted, Super-LumiNova
Dark brown, light brow of blue leather strap with buckle
Stainless steel bracelet, triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism
3 bracelet/straps with interchangeable system
– Stainless steel bracelet, double safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism
– Dark brown, light brown or blue leather strap with buckle
– NATO strap with buckle