As promised! Hands-on: LONGINES Spirit Automatic 40 mm. Black, blue and silver dial.

As promised last week this is my review of the new 40 mm Longines Spirit watches with a Black, Blue and silver dial. Just in case you missed the other video, here is a link: https://youtu.be/Oma7tzxxa1g

The brand new Longines Spirit collection brings the 1832 founded manufacturer’s rich heritage back to life. Linking history with innovation, the new models take traditional features from pilot’s watches and combine them with contemporary lines and codes. The oversized crown, the flange, the pronounced step around the crystal, the font of the dial, the diamond shape indexes and the large, luminous “baton” hands are all elements drawn from the days of pioneering aviation. Reworked and updated, they blend harmoniously with the overall contemporary design. In addition, great care has been taken with the various finishes on the details, whether brushed, matt, polished or in relief.

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 & 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 back secured with six screws.

CALIBRES

L3.810, L3.811
Mechanical self-winding movement with , certified
Calibre L888.4 (A31.L11)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 A/h (= 3,5 Hz)
Power reserve: 64 hours

FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes, seconds and date aperture at 3 o’clock

L3.820
Mechanical self-winding movement with , COSC certified
Calibre L688.4 (ETA A08.L01)

13ÂĽ lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 A/h (= 4 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock and date aperture at 4.30 o’clock
Chronograph
Central 60-second hand
30-minutes counter at 3 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

CASES
Round, diameter 40 mm or 42 mm, stainless steel
Sapphire domed glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw in crown. Case back with 6 screws

DIALS
Matt black, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Grained silver, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Sunray blue, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®

HANDS
Silvered sandblasted, Super-LumiNova®
Black sandblasted, Super-LumiNova®

WATER-RESISTANCE
To 10 bar (100 meters)

BRACELET/STRAPS
Standard version
Dark brown, light brown or blue leather strap with buckle
Stainless steel bracelet, triple safety folding clasp and
push-piece opening mechanism

Prestige edition
3 bracelet/straps with interchangeable system
Stainless steel bracelet, double safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism
Dark brown, light brown or blue leather strap with buckle
NATO strap with buckle

With the new Longines Spirit line, the winged hourglass brand proudly aligns itself, as its rich heritage entitles it to, with the legendary pioneers who placed their trust in it. The collection celebrates those heroes of the past and their state of mind that has never dated: one of an ambition to perform well and a quest for excellence.