The Longines Spirit collection was unveiled in the middle of 2020 in reverence to aviation legends who donned Longines watches while undertaking highly risky expeditions. Since its inception, the collection has made an impression and quickly evolved into one of the brand’s most important lines – having a balanced blend of vintage design, everyday functionality, refined execution, precise movements, and sporty look.
For its recent release which was some days ago, the Swiss watchmaker drew inspiration from the rich history of the brand specifically with their flyback chronograph line combining its complications with their Spirit collection to launch the Longines Spirit Flyback – making this new timepiece the most comprehensive Spirit model to date.
In today’s post, we will be taking a look at the exotic features of this new Longines Spirit Flyback luxury timepiece.
(Photo: MODEL WEARING LONGINES SPIRIT FLYBACK)
The round stainless steel case of the Longines Spirit Flyback weighs 178.3 g and comes with a diameter of 42.00 mm and a thickness of 17.00 mm.
(Photo: THE LONGINES SPIRIT FLYBACK CASEBACK)
The caseback of the Flyback is transparent and offers a bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel as well as a screw-in crown and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. This sapphire crystal is also protected on both sides with multiple coats of anti-reflective material.
To complete the features of the case, the Longines Spirit Flyback is also water-resistant up to 10 bar which is of course expected from true aviator luxury timepiece.
The Dial and Hands
(Photo: THE BLUE DIAL OF THE LONGINES SPIRIT FLYBACK)
The dial of the Longines Spirit Flyback comes in either Sunray black or Sunray blue colors. The dial also features the Flyback Chronometer 5-star label at 6 O’clock and the Longines brand logo at 12 O’clock. Ticking along the dial are bronze hour, minute and second hands.
The movement of Longines Spirit Flyback timepiece is COSC certified and comes with an L791 calibre. Beating at 28’800 vibrations every 60 seconds, the mechanical movement of the Flyback is automatic and comes with a power reserve of 68-hour driven by a monocrystalline silicon balance-spring.
The Strap And Buckle
The Longines Spirit Flyback is available in four different straps which include; a blue fabric strap, a leather strap, a NATO beige strap and a 3-link steel bracelet.
And while both the leather strap and blue fabric strap are secured by a safety-first folding clasp with a push-piece opening system for optimal comfort, the NATO beige strap is secured with the standard buckle.
Fortunately, you can readily replace your strap or bracelet due to the handy Longines interchangeable mechanism.
The Longines Spirit Flyback offers a new chronograph complication and a more refined and aesthetically balanced look. This timepiece is a significant improvement on the highly coveted Spirit series and this truly portends a bright future for the brand as a whole. You can take a quick tour of the Longines site to view the variations of Longines Spirit Flyback watches with different dials, straps or bracelets and decide for yourself which would fit your style today.