Longines’ fate with explorers began as early as the 1920s and 1930s. In its first year of entering the aviation industry, it was designated as an official timepiece by the International Association of Aviation, and it was also used as an official timepiece. For the first time Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic without interruption alone on a designated timer. Based on the experience of having accompanied many explorers to travel through mountains and rivers, Longines launched the Forerunner series last year and was a great success. This year, to pay tribute to the source of inspiration for the series, a new model made of titanium was added, confirming Longines’ indomitable spirit. (Watch model: L3.810.1.53.6)
The new watch retains many classic elements from the golden age of aviation adventure, including the striking stepped case design, oversized crown, dial font, ring scale logo, diamond-shaped hour markers, and rod-shaped luminous hands, which are very recognizable. high.
The feature of the new Forerunner series is that it is made of titanium. Compared with stainless steel, grade 5 titanium is lighter and more wear-resistant, and has a darker color, similar to a matte texture, after being polished and satin-finished. It looks more modern and fashionable.
Taking into account the wearing needs of most people, the watch is available in two sizes, 40 mm and 42 mm. The disc surface adopts the popular black gold color scheme, which is noble and elegant. Compared with last year’s Forerunner series watches, the new Forerunner abandons the 3 o’clock date window, not only retains the integrity of the three-hand dial, but also further highlights the symmetry of aviation watches. The five-star logo above the hour marker “6” confirms the superior quality and stability of the Longines movement.
The black dial is matched with gold-plated hour-markers, and the top of the second hand is indicated in red, highlighting the balance of color and material. In addition, the hour markers and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova luminous material, regardless of whether the sun is shining or the dark night, the wearer can accurately read the time.
The crown on one side of the dial is engraved with a flying-wing hourglass pattern that symbolizes Longines, highlighting the distinguished tradition of the brand. The uneven texture around the crown plays a non-slip effect, making it easy to adjust the time.
The brand equipped this black plate titanium pioneer series watch with a replaceable titanium bracelet and NATO nylon strap. The nylon strap uses a special weaving process, and the titanium bracelet is light and generous, both of which can provide a comfortable wearing experience , You can choose according to your preferences.
Like the previous models, the watch uses a dense bottom design to make it water-resistant to 100 meters. It is equipped with the L888.4 automatic winding movement certified by the Swiss Astronomical Observatory, which can provide a 72-hour power reserve when fully wound. This movement is equipped with a silicon balance spring. Silicon is a light and wear-resistant material that is not easily affected by magnetism, corrosion and thermal expansion, which effectively improves the accuracy of travel time.
In addition to the titanium watch, Longines also launched a green plate stainless steel timepiece this year. There are also two sizes of 40 mm and 42 mm, with a date display window, with a leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet, and various styles.
Summary: The Longines Forerunner series watches connect the brand’s history and modern trends, combining the traditional design of pilot watches with the contemporary aesthetic mainstream, so that the watch exudes irresistible charm. The price of the Forerunner series of titanium alloy watches ranges from 21,600 yuan to 25,100 yuan, and interested watch friends can continue to pay attention.