The Longines Spirit collection with new time and date & chronograph models

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The Longines Spirit collection brings this rich heritage bock to life. Linking history with innovation, the new models toke traditional features from pilot’s watches and combine them with contemporary lines and codes

The Longines Spirit collection is designed in the same manner as the timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. Legendary aviators and explorers like Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes put their trust in the winged hourglass brand on their incredible journeys.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Amelia Earhart in the cockpit of her autogiro after setting a new altitude record for women in planes of this type. She failed, however, to break Elinor Smith’s record of 27,418 feet in a non-windmill type plane. (Original Caption) 4/8/1931
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Telegram from Amelia Earhart to Longines
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HOWARD HUGHES

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ELINOR SMITH
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PAUL EMILE VICTOR
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Letter from Paul Emile Victor to Longines

Today, 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. All models from the Longines Spirit collection come with state-of­ the-art technology, resulting in highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified.

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Longines watches and devices, thanks to their reliability, accuracy, robustness and original technology, have contributed to the success of numerous pioneering exploits. They have accompanied explorers on their journeys to the last unknown lands, defied extreme weather, navigated wild oceans and played a part in opening up new  air routes and establishing aviation records.

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Numerous explorers and aviators hove placed their trust in and even entrusted their lives to Longines. The brand hos 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 benefited from its expertise as they conquered air, land and sea.

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The Longines Spirit collection brings this rich heritage bock to life. Linking history with innovation, the new models toke traditional features from pilot’s watches and combine 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, they blend harmoniously with the overall contemporary design. In addition, great care hos been token with the various finishes on the details, whether brushed, matt, polished or in relief.

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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 60 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 gloss with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides, screw in crown, and engraved case bock secured with six screws.

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Available in three hand/calendar models (40 mm and 42 mm) and a chronograph (42 mm). it 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 movements. Five stars is the maximum number that can be achieved. The case is adorned with a 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).

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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.

LONGINES SPIRIT TIME-AND-DATE & CHRONOGRAPH

THE LONGINES SPIRIT TIME-AND-DATE

Case: 40mm or 42mm stainless steel case – sapphire crystal – screw-in crown – 100m water-resistant
Dial: matte black, grained silver or sunray blue dial with luminous applied markers and hands
Movement: calibre L888.4, automatic, COSC-certified – silicon balance spring – 21 jewels – 25,200 vibrations/hour – 64h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date
Strap: available on steel bracelet or leather strap
Price: 40mm version CHF 2,000, 42mm version CHF 2,100, 40mm Prestige Edition CHF 2,600, 42mm Prestige Edition CHF 2,700

THE LONGINES SPIRIT CHRONOGRAPH

Case: 42mm stainless steel case – sapphire crystal – screw-in crown – 100m water-resistant
Dial: matte black, grained silver or sunray blue dial with luminous applied markers and hands
Movement: calibre L688.4 – automatic column-wheel chronograph – COSC-certified – silicon balance spring – 27 jewels – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 60h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds, date, tri-compax chronograph
Strap: available on steel bracelet or leather strap
Price: CHF 2,900

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