Longines has long sustained its reputation of being the preferential brand that numerous explorers and aviators have placed their utmost trust on. It has been a part of many successful stories of pioneering exploits by accompanying explorers on their quest to conquer the air, land or sea. From the exploration of unknown lands and defying extreme weather to navigating wide oceans and establishing aviation records, the winged hourglass brand has equipped a host of adventurers, like Amelia Eahart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes, with precision tool watches.
Longines brings this tradition of exploration and the spirit of adventure back to our wrist with the all new Spirit collection. The timepieces in the collection are deeply linked with Longines' history of exploration and innovation. It features many design codes that are inspired by the traditional pilot's watches and combined with contemporary design codes. From the oversized crown, the flange, the big font on the dial, to the diamond shaped indexes and baton hands are all features that are still present on the modern timepieces despite being suited for the modern society of today.
The Longines Spirit collection is available in three models; 40mm and 42mm in hand/calendar and 42mm in chronograph. The watches come in matt black, grained silver or sun-ray blue dial which are stamped with five applied stars. According to the Longines tradition, this signifies an “improvement of the quality and reliability of the brand's movement”. Speaking of movements, the collection is fitted with the Calibre L888.4 and L688.4 automatic movements with silicon hairsprings to guarantee extreme accuracy. Both the calibres pack in a power reserve of 64 and 60 hours, respectively and are COSC chronometer-certified.
The Longines Spirit collection is available in many strap options; steel bracelet, leather strap in dark brown, light brown and blue. Additionally, the three-hand/calendar watch is also available in a “Prestige” edition with three interchangeable straps (steel, leather and NATO in brown leather).
Prices starting from INR 1.56 lakh (approx.), the all new Longines Spirit collection is available here.