The LONGINES Spirit Flyback Chronograph is the first one of its kind at Longines since 1968. In fact Longines invented the chronograph “Flyback” mechanism in 1925 and started to manufacture more and more chronographs equipped with it. In 1935 Longines filed a patent and one year later presented the first serial chronograph with “Flyback” function powered by the legendary Calibre 13ZN.
Curious? More to discover in our video… What a pleasure to unveil this rich history!
In 2023 the story continues with the extension of the Spirit collection with the new Flyback Chronograph we present in this video. Discover the watches and please share some thoughts with us.
THE ADVANTAGE OF A FLYBACK FUNCTION?
This mechanism enables to reset and start a new time measurement with a single press of the reset-push-piece …
Longines exclusive self-winding column-wheel movement, L791.4,
13 1⁄4 lines, 28 jewels, 28’800 A/h (= 4Hz)
Technology/antimagnetic escapement: LIGA is a manufacturing process using Nickel-Phosphorus (NiP), which has the advantage of being non-magnetic. Nivarox uses this manufacturing process to produce the escapement wheel plate and the anchor body. Thanks to these two components coupled with the silicon balance spring, Longines not only meets the ISO 764 standard (magnetic resistant watch), the Spirit Flyback model exceeds them by around 10 times.
Power reserve of 68 hours
Hours, minutes and seconds at 9 o’clock Flyback function
Central 60-second hand 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
42 mm diameter, 17 mm thickness
Round, stainless steel
Sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Transparent case back with 6 screws
Bidirectional rotating bezel with black or blue ceramic insert
Arabic numerals, squares and triangle coated with Super-LumiNova®
Sunray black, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Sunray blue, applied Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova®
Bronze filled with Super-LumiNova®
To 10 bar (100 meters)
Brown leather or blue fabric strap with folding clasp and micro adjustment
4800.-/4900.- Euro including 20 % VAT