Design of 20th century pilot replica watches

Longines presents the Longines Spirit Flyback as the first new product of the Spirit collection for 2023. The Longines Spirit Collection, completely new in 2020, inherited the authenticity and design of 20th century pilot watches and opened a new era of Longines pilot watches.replica watches uk At the time, it first released an automatic chronograph along with a basic three-hands model, and last year it expanded its lineup by introducing a GMT watch labeled ‘Zulu Time’. And this year, Longines Spirit aims to soar once again with a new release featuring a flyback chronograph.
Flyback chronographs first emerged in the early 20th century for pilots to quickly measure specific periods of time in succession. While a regular chronograph requires you to press the start/stop button while the chronograph is running, press the reset button, and then press the start/stop button again to measure the next time, the flyback chronograph only needs to press the reset button once during operation. The hands quickly ‘fly’ to zero and time again. This means that several processes can be easily solved with one action. Longines has been using this convenient feature in its pilot watches since 1925. At that time, the company first introduced a flyback chronograph wristwatch based on the manual chronograph caliber 13.33Z, and in 1936, it even acquired a patent for the flyback mechanism through caliber 13ZN (patent registered in 1935). The following year, a waterproof flyback chronograph wristwatch was developed. Longines continued to produce products such as the oversized Pilot's Watch equipped with the manual flyback chronograph caliber 12.68Z (1946), the Flyback Chronograph 30 CH (1948), and the Super Diver Flyback Chronograph with 200m water resistance (1968). We have produced a wider variety of flyback chronograph watches. Longines was that serious about the flyback chronograph.
The Longines Spirit Flyback, which appeared like a comet this year, can be said to be the latest product that continues the tradition of flyback chronographs that Longines has been honing for nearly 100 years. As a spirit collection with a catchphrase of the spirit of the pioneer, it also pays tribute to Richard Byrd, the first person to fly over Antarctica in 1929. At that time, he had a Longines watch on his wrist. Since then, Richard Bird is said to have explored Antarctica three more times. He is said to have worn a wristwatch equipped with Longines' flyback chronograph caliber 13ZN during his flight in 1939.
Today, the Longines Spirit Flyback basically follows the design codes of the existing Spirit collection. As expected from a pilot's watch, readability has been improved through large Arabic numeral indexes and clean baton hands, and Superluminova luminous material has been carefully applied to each surface. At 6 o'clock on the dial are five stars, the signature of the Spirit Collection.replica cartier Each embossed star is said to be Longines' unique mark indicating a top-class chronometer. The dial layout of the Longines Spirit Flyback follows the typical bi-compact (two counters) chronograph. There is a 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock and a small second at 9 o'clock. The size of each counter seems just right. The omission of the date window also doubles the appeal of this balanced bi-compact chronograph.