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The Longines Spirit Now in Mid-Size, With The New 37mm Collection

The Longines Spirit line has slimmed down with three new unisex models

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Erik Slaven | ic_query_builder_black_24px 3 min read |
Longines Spirit 37mm Collection 2022 - Champagne L3.410.4.63.6 mood

The vintage-inspired Longines Spirit pilot’s watches launched in 2020 with 40mm and 42mm case sizes, and featured COSC automatic movements and a choice of time/date or chronograph models. The collection celebrated the pilots, military personnel and sportsman that relied on Longines throughout its history. The latest release introduces a more universal size for both men and women, coming in at 37mm with three dial colours – including a new and rather attractive Champagne option. The dials are time and date only (no chronograph), but maintain the popular style of their predecessors with a unisex appeal. Let’s take a look at the Longines Spirit 37mm.

Longines Spirit 37mm Collection 2022 - Champagne L3.410.4.63.6

Longines Spirit Collection

Longines has a popular Heritage collection that recalls key models from its historic portfolio. The Legend Diver and Avigation BigEye are examples of these re-editions. The Longines Spirit collection is also vintage-inspired, but introduces new designs that don’t directly borrow from the past. Founded in 1832, the Swiss brand has a storied history with a winged hourglass logo that’s remained unchanged since 1889 (making it the oldest active registered trademark). Many legendary pilots have relied on Longines as they set aviation records, including Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes and Elinor Smith. The Spirit collection brings a modern interpretation of the watches worn by these pioneers and the smaller series will work with a wide range of wrists. And now, specifically on smaller wrists, with the new Longines Spirit 37mm Collection.

Universal Case

The case has the same aesthetic as its larger time/date counterparts with a brushed finish and polished bevels. It comes in at 37mm in diameter and 11.7mm in height, and a domed sapphire crystal with multiple anti-reflective coatings protects the dial. The pronounced notched crown allows for easy manipulation and screws down for a water resistance rating of 100 metres. The caseback is solid and secured via six screws, and features an engraving of the brand’s logo. Strap options include a three-link steel bracelet with folding clasp or leather with white stitching in beige, brown or blue. All options come with quick-release levers for an easy, toolless change. 

Longines Spirit 37mm Collection 2022 - Champagne L3.410.4.63.6

Dial colours for the Longines Spirit 37mm models include sunray blue and matte black (also available with the larger sizes) and a new colour, sunray champagne. Dial elements remain unchanged, such as large applied Arabic numerals filled with Super-LumiNova and polished hour and minute hands with lume inserts. Those hands on the champagne dial have a PVD grey finish. A raised flange at the perimeter has the minute track and small cutouts to accommodate the diamond-shaped marks complementing the main indices. A subtle yet nice attention to detail. Other than size, the one change from the larger models is the date window, which moved from 3 to 6 o’clock – thus avoiding the partially cut marker at 3 o’clock. Dial and leather strap colours are specifically matched – champagne dial/beige strap, black dial/brown strap and blue dial/blue strap. And all work pretty well. 

Longines Spirit 37mm Collection 2022 - Champagne L3.410.4.63.6

Powering the Spirit 37mm collection is the same calibre L888.4 from the larger time/date models, which is based on the ETA 2892 automatic. If you look at the dial, you’ll see five applied stars above the date window at 6 o’clock, which is a tradition for Longines and means that the watch carries a COSC certified movement (-4/+6 seconds per day). It features 21 jewels, beats at 25,200vph and has a 72-hour power reserve, and also comes with an anti-magnetic silicon balance spring. Functions include central hours, minutes and hacking seconds with date. 

The Longines Spirit Adventure 37mm models retail for CHF 2,000 with leather strap and CHF 2,250 with steel bracelet. Not bad for such a wearable pilot’s watch that’s COSC certified. For more information, please visit www.longines.com. 

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11 responses

  1. Which type of crown does it have? standard flushed or onion style? The stock image looks like onion but the other pictures look like a flat type

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  2. Hello Erik,
    Thank you for this review,
    i was already very interested by the Longines spirit but my small wrist wouldn’t accept the others models as they are too big fot it.
    So the 37 mm are more than welcome for me 😉
    I would have 2 questions: Do you know if the buckle ( on the bracelet) has some kind of micro-ajutement ( i remember a painful experience with an Aquaterra), and would you have any idea of the lug to lug size ( Longines watches tend to have long lugs) ??

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  3. @Pierre – the buckle doesn’t have micro-adjustment. As for the lug-to-lug, we haven’t seen the watches yet in the metal (all of the photos were provided by Longines) but we’ll sure update once we have the chance to photograph the watches.

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  4. Thank you Brice for your answer, i really don’t understand manufacturers sometimes ( talking about micro-adjustement).
    But, i might get it on strap and put it later on a « Bonklip » strap, it could be fun.
    And for once, it might not be one of your reviews that made me buying a new watch 😉

  5. A Winner. This kills Tudor. This kills all arround under 3000 euros. It will be a 45mm lug to lug. My next one for sure…

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  6. That is a sweet addition, now we just need to wait for the non date titanium version 🙂

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  7. The crown in the pictures appears to be unscrewed? (Open) At least looks that way to me

  8. Something makes me wish I waited for this, but my 40mm Spirit is and will remain my favourite watch. Even though this 37mm has the date window done way better.
    If this really has a butterfly clasp instead of a civilized fold-over with microadjustment, that’d be the only bummer. Otherwise, this is as close to perfect as Longines gets.

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  9. The Longines Spirit Now in Mid-Size, With The New 37mm is a winner for small wrist guys like me. Plus, the price is excellent! The mechanics are superb!The R word is now a thing of the past. And last, one does not need a celebrity status to purchase a Longines Spirit Mid-Size 37mm.

  10. Almost perfect. Just get rid of the date. Watches are all about beauty not function. Nobody needs a mechanical watch any more – what don’t people get about this? We all have cell phones so all these ugly useless functions can be removed. There’s a reason why the Speedmaster, Daytona, Explorer, BB58 etc. etc. are all so popular: NO DATE!! Clean and beautiful. Especially when you have a large collection, the last thing you want to do is spend an extra 2 minutes setting the time because you have to account for the date, when all you want is something nice to put on your wrist.

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