“The pioneer spirit lives on”
The new Longines Spirit Collection aligns itself, as its rich heritage entitles it to, with the legendary pioneers who placed their trust in the brand. 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 Longines Spirit Collection is designed today in the same manner as it was for the legendary aviators and explorers of the history books. A truly glowing tribute, the collection combines outstanding heritage with precision design to create an assembly like no other. Here we take a closer look at the inspiring collection.
Longines timepieces have contributed to the success of numerous trailblazing exploits thanks to their reliability, accuracy, robustness and original technology. They have accompanied explorers on their journeys to unknown lands, defied extreme weather, navigated wild oceans and played a part in opening up new air routes and establishing aviation records.
Pioneering explorer’s, such as Amelia Earhart, Paul Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes put their trust in the winged hourglass brand as they navigated wild oceans and unpredictable skies, the revolutionary spirit of Longines lies in their legacy. Their stories are closely entwined with Longines. They are captivating, surprising, and above all else inspiring.
Today their latest release ‘The Spirit Collection’ embodies the same characteristics embedded in the Longines DNA, elegance, performance and tradition. It shows that the ‘Pioneer Spirit Lives On’, bringing back to life the character of these inspiring men and women who surpass themselves, pursue new ambitions, and believe in the impossible.
The latest launch is designed today as a testimony to the pioneering spirit of these exceptional men and women who displayed courage and left their mark on history. Encouraging new generations to push boundaries all models in the collection come with state of the art technology and high accuracy movements. It is a collection that celebrates the heroes of the past and present, embodies an ambition to perform well and showcases a quest for achieving excellence.
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 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 has been taken with the various finishes on the details, whether brushed, matt, polished or in relief.
Their aesthetic 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 glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides, screw-in crown, and engraved case back secured with six screws.
An embodiment of spirit and depiction of experience, a piece from the Longines Spirit Collection is your own slice of history, a symbol of excellence and adventure, sure to ignite the explorer in you.
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