First introduced earlier this year, the Longines Spirit Flyback represents a significant milestone in the extensive legacy of the Swiss traditional brand’s pilot watches, with its signature incorporation of the flyback function is a to Longines’ emerging role in advancing this technology. In fact, the winged-hourglass brand introduced the first model with a flyback function in 1925, subsequently filing a patent registered on June 16, 1936— a remarkable world first.

Distinguishing itself from a typical chronograph that requires the seconds hand to be stopped, reset, and restarted, the flyback function allows the hand to instantly return to zero and recommence measuring time with a single press of the push-button. This functionality is particularly advantageous in scenarios where precision and speed are paramount, such as in aviation.

Expanding on this line, a new titanium version of the Spirit Flyback is now being introduced, featuring a case made of grade 5 titanium— an alloy known for being both lighter and more robust than steel. The 42-mm case, water-resistant up to 100 meters, showcases a satin-polished finish that masterfully plays with the interplay of dark shades and subtle shine.

The watch houses the Longines exclusive L791.4 caliber, with a high resistance to magnetic fields thanks to a silicon-balance spring. With a power reserve of up to 68 hours, this self-winding movement receives a chronometer certificate from the C.O.S.C. for its precision. A transparent case back offers a captivating view of many details of the inner works, with its oscillating weight adorned with a globe—the emblem of the Longines Spirit collection.

Another icon of this collection can be found on the anthracite dial equipped with gold-plated hands and numerals coated with Super-LumiNova for optimal legibility in all lighting conditions, five stars speaks to the highest quality of Longines watches. The Longines Spirit Flyback boasts a bidirectional rotating bezel with a black ceramic lining with luminescent markers.

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