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Longines Spirit Zulu Time 39 Titanium

In collaboration with Hodinkee, Swiss watch brand Longines presents the new limited edition Longines Spirit Zulu Time model made entirely of Grade 5 titanium. Limited to 500 numbered pieces, this 39mm automatic watch comes with chronometer certification by COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres).
Available in 42mm and 39mm versions, the Longines Spirit Zulu Time owes its name to the first Longines wristwatch with dual time zones, produced in 1925 and featuring the Zulu flag on its dial – Zulu referring to the letter Z which designates the universal time used by aviators and members of the armed forces.
The name and number of the piece are engraved on the screw-down back. Its bi-directional, circular-brushed titanium bezel features a laser-engraved 24-hour scale. The screw-down crown, also in titanium, allows the time zone and time setting to be set independently. The Longines Spirit Zulu Time Limited Edition for Hodinkee features a 39 mm diameter case, crafted from Grade 5 titanium – an alloy both lighter and tougher than steel. Beating inside this watch is the exclusive Longines L844.4 calibre. Equipped with a silicon balance-spring and innovative components, it offers a magnetic resistance ten times greater than the ISO 764 benchmark standard. Providing a power reserve of up to 72 hours, this self-winding mechanical movement is chronometer certified by COSC. Topped by a domed sapphire crystal, the sandblasted anthracite dial is flanked by a date window at 3 o’clock. The applied hour-markers and Arabic numerals, as well as the hands, are in polished PVD-titanium. For optimum legibility, these components are coated with Super- LumiNova light old radium. The matt black GMT hand has an orange tip with a luminescent arrow in the same colour as the “ZULU TIME” inscription on the dial. Water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres), the Longines Spirit Zulu Time Limited Edition for Hodinkee comes on a new Grade 5 titanium bracelet with double-safety folding clasp.