Like many of you, I really like a great, well-executed vintage reissue.Longines Avigation Type A-7 Automatic Replica Watch was a master in this lately (only look at the Heritage Military Marine Nationale published this summer), and it makes absolute sense: If you have got a historic catalog of amazing pieces simply waiting to be remade for a collector, it would be malpractice to not pursue it. Nevertheless, the real challenge includes designing an all-new assortment, in this scenario, one which is simply classic aviation-inspired enough in style while modern in its own finishing and implementation. Obviously, what I am speaking about is that the Longines replica Spirit Collection which fell back in June of the year.
Again, the mix of fantastic design coupled with completing that is above its course makes for quite a persuasive COSC-certified watch for someone whose tastes are mostly contemporary/conservative but with this classic DNA there.
I know a good deal of folks had questions concerning the way these could wear in the metallic and, although I can not talk to the 40mm or even chronograph variations, I could say that the 42mm three-hander feels balanced about the wrist and solidly assembled when managed. In 42mm-wide, 13mm-thick, also using a lug-to-lug elevation of 52mm, this is a fantastic size for somebody who generally opts for the larger side of 42-43mm. While I could just eyeball it, I’d estimate the 40mm situation to have a approximate lug-to-lug elevation of ~50mm and also the exact same situation depth, as they discuss the identical movement. Another distinction between the two dimensions is the 42mm includes a 22mm lug-width, while the 40mm includes a 21mm lug-width.