Longines spirit. Longines Spirit Prestige Edition stainless steel Watch L3.810.4.73.9

If I had one gripe about the date window, it would be that the numerals appear to have something of a faux-patina look to them, whereas white would have been more consistent.

I would not necessarily call this a deal-breaker, but just something worth noting.

This automatic movement is also chronometer-certified.

For a watch that is 40mm in diameter, the signed crown is quite large.

Strap: available on steel bracelet or leather strap• Launched in two versions, one as a time-and-date watch, the other as an automatic chronograph, both share the same design elements and identical cases.

Today, the brand is unveiling a new collection of instrument watches that pays tribute to this pioneering spirit.

Historically, Longines has accompanied legendary pioneers as they conquer air, land and sea.

But as I wore the piece a bit more, that aspect came to become more and more obvious, to the point where I almost could not un-see it.

Ten days later, she soared even higher and set a new record at 32,576 feet, relying on her trusted Longines watch.

Shop Women's Sale• Again here, the watch can be worn on a leather strap with pin buckle or on a steel bracelet with folding clasp.

Think Lindbergh, Heinmuller, Van Horn Weems, Piccard and many others.

In fact, I think specifically of the , or even the newer , which are both in the 39-40mm range.

Whereas the matte dial is a decidedly vintage aesthetic, the applied numerals are almost the opposite.

The central part combines brushed surfaces with sharp polished accents on the sides and is topped by a raised, muscular bezel, which is also brushed and polished.

Matte black dial with applied markers and Super-LumiNova on hands and markers.

As I was handling this watch, I felt that it shared a lot of similarities with those watches.

Nice!! This collection links history with innovation by combining references to the glory days of aviation with present-day aesthetic and technical requirements.

He then worked with the brand to develop the Hour Angle watch.