Longines has extended its Spirit line further this year, with the Zulu Time sub-collection sporting a slightly smaller 39mm case compared to the 2022 releases. A relatively young line (launched in 2020), the design of these luxury tool watches incorporates multiple time zones as a nod to the brand’s history of creating precision instruments worn by adventurers on land, sea and in the air.
The Zulu Time title references Longines’ dual time zone watch released in 1925, with the Zulu flag on the dial. And Zulu refers to the letter “Z”, which designates universal time for aviators and the military.
British actor and Longines’ Ambassador of Elegance Regé-Jean Page wears the model with a bi-directional rotating bezel in 18K yellow gold and chocolate brown ceramic insert with a gilt GMT track. Page is known for his Emmy-nominated performance as Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix’s Bridgerton series. He has also starred in Shonda Rhimes’s legal drama series, For the People, the Emmy-nominated jazz-era romance Sylvie’s Love from Amazon Studios, the Russo brothers’ film The Gray Man, Paramount’s epic blockbuster Dungeons and Dragons, and The Saint for Paramount Pictures, among others.
The Longines Spirit Zulu Time on his wrist is presented on a sandblasted anthracite dial, with a date window at 6 o’clock. The date is displayed in beige numerals, while the hands and Arabic numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova® old radium.
An exclusive Longines calibre with a silicon balance spring drives the time zone display. The hour hand can be adjusted separately to the GMT indicator. Additional time zones are read using a 24-hour hand and the bidirectional rotating bezel, also graduated over 24 hours.
It has a power reserve of 72 hours, and the movement is chronometer-certified by COSC (the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).