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Four all-occasion timepieces to gift this festive season

Shopping for a watch this Christmas? We've put together a guide for some of the best horological stocking-stuffers this season.

  • All Occasion Pieces

    LONGINES SPIRIT

    In this tricky year, it is hardly surprising that many brands have chosen not to launch new ranges. But not so Longines. Staying true to its daring, pioneering spirit, the Longines Spirit collection, comprising time-and- date watches (40mm or 42mm) and chronographs (42mm) in steel, pays tribute to legendary explorers and pioneers associated with the brand.

    Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes all wore the brand’s reliable tool watches. There’s plenty to like about the aesthetics of the new Longines Spirit timepieces, too. They marry traditional features from pilot watches with modern updates. The aviation-derived touches include an oversized crown, a flange, a step around the crystal large, lumed numerals, diamond-shaped indexes and luminous baton-shaped hands. Reworked for a contemporary feel, these take on a distinctive design when merged with touches such as contrasting brushed and polished surfaces, as well as three finishings – matte black, grained silver or sunray blue – for the dial.

    Also noteworthy are the five applied stars on the dials. They represent excellence, and why not? All of Longines’ Spirit watches are powered by automatic calibres certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

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