Perfect Timing

Originally created for pilots, the Longines Spirit Flyback chronograph is an ideal watch for all who demand classic style and absolute precision.

Since 1832, Swiss watchmaker Longines has been crafting quality timepieces. In 1930, the firm invented the flyback chronograph specifically for pilots, which allowed them to start, stop or reset the chronometer function by depressing one pusher. Pilots keep track of elapsed time to determine fuel flow, speed and arrival time, but it’s important for those with their feet on the ground, too. The sleek, new Spirit Flyback retains this unusual feature, and can be had with either a 39mm or a 42mm titanium housing the L791 automatic movement with a 68-hour reserve. An exhibition case back allows a view of the movement in action. Large hands treated with SuperLumiNova provide a nice contrast to the anthracite dial. A choice of a titanium or NATO-style strap keeps it securely in place;