Longines Spirit

To honor the legendary pioneers who placed their trust in Longines; and to celebrate their lives, which continue to inspire us.
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The pioneers
Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes, Elinor Smith and Paul-Emile Victor are among these exceptional men and women who, by a record, an exploit or a display of courage, have left their mark on history.
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Amelia Earhart
The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
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Howard Hughes
Business magnate, aeronautical engineer and record-breaking aviator.
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Elinor Smith
The youngest pilot of her time, she continually shattered numerous flying records.
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Paul-Emile Victor
Longines presents the story of Paul-Emile Victor, renowned French scientist and polar explorer.
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Watches to endure a century
The very same features for which Longines was trusted and loved by the world’s pioneer aviators remain today : from their proofed accuracy to the oversized winding crown, made to be adjusted while wearing gloves; to the prominent high-contrast numerals; and reflective hands with luminescent coating, for night time flying. The Pioneer Spirit Lives On, for generations to come.
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A blend of microblasted and polished textures
The crown is an elegant blend of microblasted and polished textures, revealing the embossed Longines logo.
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Aesthetic coherence
From the watch case and bracelet, to the outer dial flange, the design provides a complete aesthetic coherence. The stars and lettering are highlighted evenly and prominently, conveying the essential accuracy that was needed for survival.
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Reflective, high-contrast materials
The high contrast and luminous watch hands and numerals, were especially important for pilots flying at night.
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Crafted to withstand any expedition.
For the very first aviators, the accuracy, reliability and robustness of the watch was a matter of life and death. Just a 4 second error in navigation could put their aircraft over a mile off course. For french polar explorer Paul-Emile Victor, the accuracy of his Longines remained constant, even at extreme temperatures up to -40°C, for months on end.
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Easy-to-wear style
The metal bracelet offers a blend between sophistication and sport.
Contrast and readability
A handsome collision of textures ensures a strong contrast and increased readability.
6 screw caseback
The 6 screw ensures that the caseback is well-oriented and secure. A classic Longines hallmark.
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Easy-to-wear style
The metal bracelet offers a blend between sophistication and sport.
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Contrast and readability
A handsome collision of textures ensures a strong contrast and increased readability.
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6 screw caseback
The 6 screw ensures that the caseback is well-oriented and secure. A classic Longines hallmark.
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With an uncompromising attention to detail.
This outstanding quality rests on the tiny silicon balance spring; an extremely thin coil that ensures the constant and precise rhythm of time. Exceptionally crafted to be harder, lighter and more durable than any traditional balance spring—just as the flight of an airplane depends on the fine balance of its wings. Utmost accuracy is guaranteed by the Chronometer certificate (COSC).
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Brightness and technical balance
The flanges of the chronograph counters add brightness and aesthetic balance, similar to the wings of an airplane.
Screw in date push button
The push button is screwed in ; to avoid any accidental changes to the date.
Second hand
The chronograph's second hand is coated in a vibrant red varnish and filled with Super-LumiNova®. The luminescence was especially helpful to pilots for improved readability.
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Brightness and technical balance
The flanges of the chronograph counters add brightness and aesthetic balance, similar to the wings of an airplane.
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Screw in date push button
The push button is screwed in ; to avoid any accidental changes to the date.
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Second hand
The chronograph's second hand is coated in a vibrant red varnish and filled with Super-LumiNova®. The luminescence was especially helpful to pilots for improved readability.
The pioneer spirit lives on
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