Published on June 19th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


New Longines Spirit Zulu Time Is The Perfect Travel Companion

Longines Spirit Zulu Time is a 39mm timepiece made for world travellers.

With its launch in 2022, the Longines Spirit Zulu Time marked a significant milestone in the brand’s illustrious history. This remarkable timepiece, featuring multiple time zones, paid homage to Longines’ legacy of precision instruments worn by the world’s greatest pioneers during their legendary expeditions. It quickly became a favorite among watch aficionados worldwide, celebrating the adventurous spirit and recalling Longines’ pioneering role in the development of watches with multiple time zones. Now, in 2023, Longines is set to enhance this modern legend with the introduction of the Longines Spirit Zulu Time in a sleek and stylish 39mm case.

Longines, renowned for its winged hourglass emblem, has recently unveiled a new interpretation of the Longines Spirit Zulu Time, as part of its distinguished Longines Spirit collection. The stainless steel 39mm case of this timepiece perfectly complements its larger sibling, offering wearer comfort without compromising on style. With dimensions measuring 21mm from lug to lug and a case thickness of 13.50mm, the new Longines Spirit Zulu Time exudes a discreet elegance. The timepiece is available in three stunning dial options: matt black, sandblasted anthracite, or sunray blue, all featuring a date window at the 6 o’clock position.

A bezel with a colored ceramic insert further enhances its aesthetic appeal.Among the collection, the highlight is an exquisite Longines Spirit Zulu Time model with an 18K yellow gold bi-directional rotating bezel and crown. The timepiece features a captivating chocolate brown ceramic insert with a gilt GMT track, showcasing both exceptional performance and eye-catching beauty. Several thoughtful design details contribute to the warm and inviting presentation of this impressive watch. The anthracite sandblasted dial presents a date aperture with pleasing beige numerals, while the hands and Arabic numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova® old radium, enhancing its vintage charm.

Longines Zulu

The Longines Spirit Zulu Time offers versatility in its wearability, as it comes presented on an interchangeable stainless steel bracelet, an interchangeable NATO strap in a unique brown color exclusive to this model, or an interchangeable brown leather strap with contrasting cream stitching. The fine adjustment system incorporated into the leather strap further enhances the overall comfort of the timepiece.As with its 2022 predecessor, the new Longines Spirit Zulu Time embodies the brand’s century-old expertise in timepieces of its kind. Its name and origins trace back to the first Longines dual-time zone wristwatch manufactured in 1925, which proudly featured the Zulu flag on its dial.

The term “Zulu” refers to the letter “Z,” designating universal time for aviators and armed forces personnel. Longines continued its pioneering role in the development of GMT models, primarily aimed at the aeronautics sector, solidifying its position as an industry leader.The Longines Spirit Zulu Time in 39mm is a perfect fusion of traditional watchmaking and innovation. It features an exclusive Longines caliber with a silicon balance-spring, ensuring precise timekeeping in the display of multiple time zones.

Additionally, Longines has incorporated anti-magnetic materials into two key components, including the silicon balance-spring, resulting in the watch being certified as resistant to magnetism according to the ISO764 standard. With a resistance to fields ranging from 600 to 800 gauss, the Longines Spirit Zulu Time remains unaffected by the increasingly prevalent magnetic fields in our daily lives.Longines’ state-of-the-art technology allows the hour hand of the Spirit Zulu Time to be adjusted independently from the GMT indicator. Additional time zones can be read using the 24-hour hand and the bidirectional rotating bezel, which is graduated over 24 hours.

With a remarkable power reserve of 72 hours, the movement of this timepiece is chronometer-certified by COSC (the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), symbolized by the five stars adorning the dial. Throughout Longines’ history, these stars have served as a guarantee of the highest quality movements.For nearly a century, Longines has accompanied some of the world’s greatest explorers in their conquest of the air, sea, and land. Now, it’s your turn to follow in their footsteps with the new Longines Spirit Zulu Time 39mm as your perfect travel companion. With its precision, style, and enduring spirit, this remarkable timepiece embodies the essence of adventure and captures the allure of the world’s most daring expeditions. Embark on your own journey and let the Longines Spirit Zulu Time be your trusted companion every step of the way.

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