PASSPORT TO ELSEWHERE
Newly added to the Spirit collection, the Zulu Time introduced by the winged hourglass brand is positioned as a watch for contemporary travelers who enjoy spanning the globe in style.
Since 1956, NATO’s phonetic alphabet has provided a universal language understood by all those in the air, on land, and at sea. Thus, Zulu (the Z), is used to indicate the Prime Meridian of Greenwich corresponding to the hour 0 or UTC+0. It is from this point on the globe that our planet is divided into time zones. As a nod to this time reference, Longines unveiled the Spirit Zulu Time, a watch with all the features required to meet the needs of world travelers. In a streamlined arrangement of the dial, the hour track typical of this range, composed of large numerals coated with Super-Luminova®, is marked by the traditional trio of hands as well as by a fourth hand tipped by an arrow in orange, green, or anthracite. The latter points to a bi-directional rotating bezel enhanced by a ceramic insert in a coordinated color featuring a 24-hour scale.
Within the 42mm-diameter steel case, water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters, the specially developed and assembled in-house L844.4 caliber delivers a 72-hour power reserve. This self-winding mechanism, equipped with an antimagnetic silicon balance spring, is also very impressive in terms of its precision. Its chronometry is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). For ease of use, its technology also enables each hour to be set individually. The Spirit Zulu Time versions feature wristbands that close with a folding clasp. These interchangeable wristbands are available in either metal or leather, brown, beige, or blue to coordinate with any style.