Longines, the renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker, has expanded its Spirit collection by introducing a new chronograph watch with a flyback function. The Longines Spirit Flyback pays homage to the brand’s rich heritage and its association with pioneers of the air, land, and sea.
The flyback function, which allows pilots to time different flight stages, was first introduced by Longines in 1925, and the brand filed a patent for it in 1935, which was registered a year later. The Longines Spirit Flyback features cutting-edge technology, including an exclusive Longines caliber, resistant to magnetism, with a silicon balance spring. The movement, which is precise and has a power reserve of 68 hours, is certified as a chronometer by COSC.
The Longines Spirit Flyback has meticulous finishes, with satin, matt, polished, and engraved details. It features a bi-directional bezel with a colored ceramic insert and luminescent markers. The watch is available in a black or blue sunray dial, with bronze-shaded hands and numerals coated with Super-LumiNova for easy reading in any lighting conditions. The 42mm steel case comes with an interchangeable stainless steel bracelet, a brown leather, blue fabric strap, or beige NATO strap, all fitted with a folding clasp with a new micro-adjustment system for maximum comfort.
The Longines Spirit Flyback is a fitting tribute to the brand’s pioneering spirit and celebrates the adventurers of the past and present. Longines has a rich history of providing precision instruments to explorers, including Richard Byrd, who became the first man to fly over the South Pole with Longines instruments. The Longines Spirit Flyback is a testament to the brand’s commitment to precision and innovation, and it is sure to be a popular choice among watch enthusiasts and adventurers alike.