Longines Spirit Replica

The Longines Spirit Chronograph we have here comes on a beautiful brown calf strap with a tang-type buckle. It gives a nice and subtle contrast with the watch. If you want it to be more outspoken, you can always opt for a black strap. I noticed that Longines also offers an extra-large version of the strap, in case you have very large wrists.
The Longines Spirit Chronograph. The second model in the Longines Spirit collection had to be a chronograph, a complication that is often related to pilot’s watches as well as being one of Longines’ fields of expertise. This chrono version is only available in a 42mm case, with three dial colours (blue, black, silver).
The Longines Spirit 40mm Ref. L3.810.4.53.0 is a 100-meter water resistant watch. The Spirit is 40mm in diameter, featuring a screw-down crown and closed caseback. Leather strap with signed buckle. Automatic caliber L888.4 movement with a frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour, and a power reserve of 64 hours.
Borrowing some aesthetic elements from a variety of past Longines models, the new spirit collection captures a bit of the charm and functional military-adjacent look of the BigEye chrono, albeit with more a detailed and less specific execution.Available in 40mm or 42mm, the three-hander Spirit models are offered in three dial versions (matte black, grained silver, and sunray blue)
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
With the new Longines Spirit, however, all is changed. Approaching the pilot’s watch market, this watch uses Longines’ truly enormous financial might to offer case and dial finishing entirely unprecedented for this price. To top it off is a movement derived from the ETA 2892 but in a 64-hour, chronometer rated variant with a silicon hairspring.
The Longines Spirit Chronograph features the Calibre L688.4 incorporating a column wheel, much-loved by aficionados, but usually the preserve of costlier watches. The price of the handsome blue dial version is £2,380 (RRP as at 3.6.2020), justifying its inclusion on any horophile’s shopping list.
Historically, Longines has accompanied legendary pioneers as they conquer air, land and sea. Today, the winged hourglass brand has drawn inspiration from this heritage to create Longines Spirit, a collection with an impeccable pedigree. This collection links history with innovation by combining references to the glory days of aviation with present-day aesthetic and technical requirements.