All models from the Longines Spirit collection come with the very latest in watch technology, resulting in highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified.
Longines has fitted this exclusive range 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).
With this new technology, Longines is now providing a five-year warranty on all watches with movements using the anti-magnetic silicon balance spring and the new COSC-certified Longines Spirit collection is among the first watches to be covered by the extended guarantee.
“At Longines, we strive for watchmaking excellence and customer satisfaction. An efficient and first-class customer service is part of the brand experience," said Matthias Breschan, Longines CEO.
“All of our recent technical advancements have enabled us to introduce this new five-year warranty, for all models with silicon balance-spring, demonstrating that our quality standards are continually improving.”
Longines joins some of the leading Swiss watchmakers offering five-year warranties.
The advanced technology of this new Longines Spirit collection is complemented by the domed sapphire glass with multi-layered, anti-reflective coating on both sides, a screw-in crown and an engraved case-back secured with six screws.
Linking history with innovation, the new Longines Spirit models take traditional features from pilots’ 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.
Available in three hand/calendar models (40mm and 42mm) and a chronograph (42mm), the Spirit comes with a matt black, grained silver or sunray blue dial, and all are 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.
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).
The Longines Spirit is inspired by the many aircraft pioneers that conquered the air, land and sea – relying on their Longines time instruments.
Legendary aviators such as Smith, Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor and Howard Hughes all put their trust in the winged hourglass brand on their incredible journeys.
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* This article was paid for by Longines.