In 2020, Longines successfully launched the Spirit collection, which inherits its long heritage of pilot watches,replica watches uk
and two years later, in 2022, it drew attention by introducing the Spirit Zulu Time with GMT function added. (see related Time Forum News >>). And we've added a new 39mm size to this year's best-selling Spirit Zulu Time lineup.
The Spirit Zulu Time honors and continues Longines' more than 100-year tradition of dual time zone watchmaking. Starting with the pocket watch in the form of double minute/hour hands announced in 1908 for the Turkish market, the brand’s first dual-time wristwatch in 1925, and the American pilot Clyde Pangborn who succeeded in the world’s first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean in 1931. and Hugh Herndon, a Longines Weems watch from 1933 displaying a second time zone, a pilot's watch from 1935 displaying dual time display with an inner rotating bezel and a double mobile dial, the first to rotate It is not difficult to find traces of the current Spirit Zulu time in historic timepieces housed in the Longines Museum, such as the 1937 cockpit dashboard clock with bezel. In particular, Longines' first dual-time wristwatch, created in 1925, was still called the Zulu Time. The original Zulu Time is also famous for being worn by celebrities and military pilots such as British pilot Amy Johnson, who made the world's first solo flight from England to Australia in May 1930.
The choice of 39mm as the successor to the successful 42mm version is, in a way, a no-brainer. This is because it is conscious of the recent trend of smaller wristwatch sizes again, and it is natural for Longines to organize such size variations. As it is a popular lineup, it is necessary to meet the various needs of customers.
The new Longines Spirit Zulu Time 39mm is available in a two-tone version with an all-stainless steel case and 18K yellow gold for the bi-directional rotating bezel and crown. In addition, the number of new products is by no means small, with nine references depending on the dial and strap/bracelet type in three colors: matt black, sunray blue, and anthracite with sandblasted finish.
In common, the diameter of the case is 39mm, and the thickness is 13.5mm including the sapphire crystal glass with a domed anti-reflective coating on the front, making it a bit slimmer than the previous 42mm version.replica cartier
The lug size has also been reduced to 21mm from 22mm on the previous 42mm version. The somewhat ambiguous rug size is a bit disappointing for lovers of the usual 'filing'. Like the 42mm version, it features a screw-down crown and is water-resistant to 100m, making it ideal for everyday wear.