The Longines Spirit collection has taken a new step forward with timepieces forged from titanium, in homage to the world of aviation where the collection originated. The combination of a strong, sleek aesthetic and state-of-the-art technology gives these new models exceptional character. Proof that the pioneering spirit is still, and always, alive and well at the winged hourglass brand.
Green now features on the dials of the Longines Spirit, a line designed to reflect the precision instruments that once accompanied adventurers conquering air, sea and land. Linking history with innovation, this collection combines elements borrowed from the pioneering world of aviation with today’s aesthetic and technical requirements. Contemporary in character, it sustains the pioneering spirit that has driven Longines since its very beginnings while offering a stirring tribute to the exceptional men and women who have marked history through record-setting exploits and bursts of courage.
Throughout its long history, Longines has created pieces that have stood the test of time. A re-issue of a chronograph with a 1930s’ design, The Longines Avigation BigEye is now available in titanium with a petrol blue dial. This timepiece – characterised by the visibility of its dial and its oversized 30-minute counter – joins the great tradition of pilot watches. Driven by an exclusive chronograph movement fitted with a silicon balance-spring, this new model also comes with a 5-year warranty.
In search of performance and precision, and committed to offering its customers the best possible service, Longines is proud to announce that the warranty on all the models with antimagnetic silicon balance-spring including all the timepieces of the new Longines Spirit collection has been extended to five years.
There was a time not so long ago, in the middle of the 20th century, when the Longines watch referenced as 5774, proudly served the crews of the French Navy, in particular when diving in shallow waters. Longines has drawn from its rich history and archives to revive this timepiece. With its warm colours and subdued dial, The Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale respects the strong design of its original model, namely by featuring its counterweight seconds hands.
Longines revisits one of its iconic heritage pieces with a new version of The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935. Testimony to the brand’s historic ties with the world of aviation, this chronograph is a reinterpretation of the Type A-7 model ordered by the U.S. Air Force in 1935. This new variation with a black shifted dial enriches the Longines Heritage line.
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. 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.
With The Longines Heritage Military 1938, the winged hourglass brand revisits a military watch from the Interwar period. Featuring a timeless, understated design, this 43 mm steel piece features a hand-wound mechanical calibre. In a tribute to the year of production of the model that inspired it, The Longines Heritage Military is numbered and limited to 1938 pieces.
In honour of its rich history, Longines has drawn inspiration from a 1940’s watch model to create The Longines Heritage Military. True to the original lines of a timepiece designed for the British Royal Air Force, this sleek, reimagined watch belongs to a timeless style that has made the winged hourglass brand famous. To reproduce the original timekeeper’s patina, the dial on the military watch has been hand sprayed with tiny black droplets, making each and every piece unique.
The Swiss watch brand Longines regularly draws on its historical pieces to enhance its Heritage line. Today, it is reissuing a chronograph with a design from the 1930es, in keeping with the great tradition of pilot watches. The brand has a long-standing relationship with the field of aviation. This timepiece will delight lovers of the brand's centuries-old watchmaking expertise.
This year, Longines is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first ever non-stop solo transatlantic flight, which was flown by Charles Lindbergh and timed by the Swiss watchmaker. For the occasion, the brand is presenting 90 timepieces in a numbered and limited edition of its hour angle watch, which was designed in partnership with the famed aviator following his historic flight. This exceptional titanium and steel timepiece is intended for those who are passionate about history, adventure and watchmaking.
Swiss watchmaker Longines blends history and imagination in the design of this watch, influenced by army aesthetics. Giving a fresh cast to the lines of a dial used regularly in the brand’s early 20th century timepieces, the Longines Heritage Military displays elegant restraint that is resolutely modern. The 12 large Arabic numerals adorning the matt black dial make it easy to tell the time at a glance.
Building on the long tradition which has shaped the Swiss watchmaker, Longines has once again taken inspiration from its multifaceted history to enrich its Heritage collection. The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 illustrates the brand’s historic ties with the world of aviation. This exceptional chronograph, with an elegant vintage style, combines the performance and precision necessary to this field. Its honey-coloured accents and angled dial, which allow pilots to read the indices without having to release the plane’s control yoke, will appeal to lovers of the brand while illustrating Longines’ watchmaking expertise.
The famous Swiss watchmaking company Longines reissues a model inspired by military requirements. For the Longines Heritage Military COSD, the brand has adopted the sober and characteristic design of a watch created for British paratroopers in the 1940s. The NATO strap and the distinctive broad arrow on the dial – used at the time for all military equipment – bestow its particular style to this model.
Once again drawing from its long watchmaking tradition, Swiss watchmaker Longines is reissuing one of its period time pieces as a new addition to the Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph line. Longines’ exclusive single push-piece column-wheel movement is housed in the sober watch case of this new model. This refined chronograph also features a tachymeter scale.
Longines has been based in the market town of St. Imier since it was founded in 1832. As a tribute to its precious heritage, the Swiss watch producer takes its inspiration from the models in its museum to design watches that reflect its vast know-how. The latest addition to the Heritage collection is The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph. Housing an exclusive calibre, this single push-piece chronograph is a re-issue of an earlier pilot's watch and displays the time on a 24-hour scale.
Longines has added a new military-style model to its Heritage line. The Longines Avigation is based on the design of a model produced for the British army during the 1950s. Like the original watch, the movement is fitted with a special device to protect it against the effects of magnetic fields. The black dial – typical of military timepieces – features white and red numerals coated with Super-LumiNova® as well as the particular "broad arrow" sign.
Following his transatlantic solo flight from New York to Paris in 33 hours and 30 minutes, timed by Longines, Charles Lindbergh conceived the design of the Hour Angle Watch whose production was then entrusted to Longines. It is back today in its original 47.5 mm diameter size, this time with a state-of-the-art selfwinding movement.
Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, the famous Swiss watch brand can boast a long tradition characterised by the elegance of its products. The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 has been inspired by the brand’s rich history and its close relationship with the world of aviation. Performance and precision – which are essential qualities in this field – are abundant in this exceptional chronograph, which is fitted with the single push-piece column-wheel movement that was developed exclusively for Longines. Its characteristic design, marked by an impressive diameter and angled dial, is extremely eye-catching and perfectly illustrates Longines’ famous know-how.
In the 1950’s Longines supplied watches to the Swiss national airline, Swissair. These timepieces, which had been developed specifically from the brand’s aviators’ watches, had a very distinctive 24-hour dial. This technical characteristic met the needs of navigators who, at the time, had to determine the position of the aircraft and set up a flight plan. Longines has now re-issued this watch for both historical and functional reasons, as well as for the aesthetic attraction it still holds. The new version has been given the name Longines Twenty-Four Hours.
The Swiss watch company Longines celebrates its long tradition of watchmaking and brings back to life one of its vintage models. The Longines Chronograph Pulsometer subtly combines elegance and functionality, adding a pulsometric scale to its distinguished design. This sober and refined single push-piece chronograph can measure the heart rate.
Longines is paying tribute to the creator of the legendary Weems navigation system by launching an 18-carat rose gold version of the Longines Weems Second-Setting Watch. Before Lindbergh and his hour-angle watch came Captain Philip von Horn Weems, who invented the ingenious Weems navigation system. In 2007, eighty years later, the brand known by its winged hourglass logo commemorated this historic invention by creating a reproduction in steel of the famous mechanical watch with its centre rotating dial. Right from its early days, Longines has been at the side of pioneers of aviation during their greatest exploits. By associating its name with men and women who have attempted the impossible Longines has demonstrated its appreciation of the exceptional and the excellent.
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