From Amelia Earhart’s nonstop flight across the Atlantic to Howard Hughes’ three-day trip around the globe, legendary aviators and explorers have long inspired awe and wonder among the masses. Many might be surprised to learn these adventurers shared another commonality: their preferred watch brand.
Linking history with innovation, the Longines Spirit Collection is a testament to the collective spirit of America’s pioneers of air, land and sea. These include Earhart, Hughes, Paul-Emile Victor, and Elinor Smith—all of whom used Longines’ timepieces during their history-making excursions.
The Spirit Collection timepieces combine traditional features from pilot’s watches with contemporary, streamlined design accents. The oversized crown, flange, pronounced step around the crystal, and antique dial font are akin to the days of pioneering aviation, while a minimalist, clean design yields a modern appeal.
Keeping in line with the brand’s aptitude for technological innovation, the Longines Spirit incorporates state-of-the-art technology, including self-winding movements with silicon hairsprings for accuracy and longevity, as well as calibers with power reserves in excess of 60 hours each.
The range features two three-hand/calendar models, measuring 40 mm and 42 mm, as well as a chronograph. Customers can also choose a matte black, grained silver, or sunray blue dial with complementary leather straps or steel bracelets.
Additional highlights include domed, sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating and engraved case backs—ensuring the timepieces’ durability does not sacrifice style.
To explore the brand’s Spirit Collection, visit the Longines boutique, located on the Upper Level near Nordstrom. Call 305-935-4592 to speak with an associate.