The Spirit after all is the latest aviation impressed assortment from Longines, and represents one thing pretty formidable for the model. Longines, like numerous Swiss manufacturers with a deep heritage, has leaned closely on classic impressed watches in recent times as they’ve taken off in recognition. Longines has persistently been among the best practitioners of this sort of watchmaking, displaying impeccable style as they appear to their archives, and creating new variations of classics that their clients genuinely wish to put on, usually executed with solely minimal concessions to what we anticipate a contemporary watch to be. The Spirit is one thing else fully: a completely unique Longines design language, not primarily based on any explicit reference, that seeks to take the basic pilot’s watch and produce it updated by a Longines particular lens. They’re stable, satisfying watches, and we had been significantly massive followers of the latest titanium addition to the gathering (remember to take a look at Zach W’s overview of the primary time and date Spirit proper right here).
The Bucherer BLUE editions are available in two flavors. First, the Longines Spirit Computerized Bucherer BLUE, a no date execution of the best Spirit with a clear black dial, white lume crammed Arabic numerals, and a black coated case measuring 40mm. The blue right here is pretty minimal, and restricted to an accent border across the minutes observe, and the 5 stars on the dial denoting the motion’s chronometer standing. It’s the distinction between the black and blue parts that makes this watch pop, and it feels instantly extra modern than the any Spirit that Longines has launched beforehand.
Subsequent up is the Spirit Chronograph Bucherer BLUE, with a case that’s been upsized to 42mm however in any other case maintains the identical black/blue/white motif. The chronograph advantages from some further dial complexity due to the radial ending inside the chrono sub registers, offering some attention-grabbing texture contrasts.
The brand new Bucherer BLUE Longines Spirits can be found now by the Tourneau-Bucherer web site, and in addition on the new Bucherer 1888 Time Machine Retailer in New York. The time solely Computerized has a retail value of $2,900, and the chrono is available in at $3,700. Along with these new references from Longines, you’ll additionally discover Bucherer BLUE editions from Breitling, Blancpain, Oris, and others. Longines