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.
The Longines Spirit’s 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 bock secured with six screws.
14 hours and 56 minutes
That is how long it took to Amelia Earhart to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic in 1932, wearing her Longines chronograph. Thanks to her fearless spirit, she succeeded in fighting icy winds and mechanical failures, becoming the first woman to connect the continents.
Before that, in 1928, she had already been the first woman to ever fly over the Atlantic, as a co-pilot.
“I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.”
Amelia Earhart, Aviator