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Longines Spirit Welcomes A Lovely Green Face

Truly the colour of this horological year.

At this rate, we think it is easier to name the brands that haven’t had a green coloured watch this year. Not that we are complaining. From what we’ve seen so far, most – if not all – of the brands have done very decent jobs at transposing the viridescent colour in all its glory and spectrum on dials and cases. From lime to emerald to teal and everything in between, green is a shade that can appear retro, chic, elegant or funky, depending on its shade and application.

On the dials of the latest Longines Spirit three-hand models, a military-esque olive takes centerstage. Available in 40mm and 42mm steel, the timepieces’ vintage pilot’s watch-inspired design is accentuated with eye-catching charm, thanks to the said colour, which is elevated by sandblasted finish for a metallic sheen. Paired with brown calf leather straps or matching bracelets, as well as hands and markers coated in beige Super-LumiNova, the watches’ throwback allure is strong.

If you’ve watched our previous video reviews on the Spirit collection, you’ll be familiar with our love for Longines' attention to detail that elevates the watches, such as the slightly domed sapphire crystal for that retro touch, or the thick and raised hour markers that add a slight sculptural quality to the dials. We also like that the retro disposition is matched by legit mechanical qualities, as all Spirit models are powered by COSC-certified automatic movements.

There are many contenders for the Green Watch Of The Year award (what are you waiting for, GPHG?) and this latest Longines Spirit, while unassuming and casual-looking, ought to rank among the favourites.


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Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.

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