Forged from titanium and paying homage to the world of aviation, the Longines Spirit Titanium watch presents state-of-the-art technology in a sleek, strong aesthetic. Available in lightweight grade 5 titanium cases, in either 40 mm or 42 mm diameters (approximately 49 mm lug-to-lug) — the Spirit Titanium is a three-hand timepiece with a clutter-free “no-date” dial with prominent easy-to-read gilt hands and applied Arabic numerals. Interestingly, Longines has added a gilt ring around the dial, separating the 0-60 graduated minutes/seconds scale of the outer ring and the Arabic numerals within the main chapter ring. Cut into the ring are 12 diamond markers that are lume-filled. These diamond-shaped markers align perfectly with the seconds hand as it continuously sweeps the dial every 60-seconds.
Longines’ winged emblem logo (with “AUTOMATIC” stamped below it), in a gilt finish, is visible at 12, along with five stars, and the text “CHRONOMETER” at 6 o’clock, is also gilt finished. Powering this time-only function is the L888.4 ETA-based automatic caliber with a 72-hour runtime. This chronograph’s notable features include 21 jewels, silicon hairsprings, water resistance up to 100 meters, a screw-down crown, and a screw-down case back. The timepiece is also COSC-certified as an official chronometer. The Longines Spirit Titanium is available with a titanium bracelet or black textile (nylon) strap, in both the 40 mm and 42 mm case sizes.
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