Bucherer’s modern interpretation of the Longines Pilot’s Watch.
In addition to being the world’s largest watch retailer, Bucherer is also known for its in-house special edition watch series, all of which are centered on the brand’s iconic color blue. This impressive collection, now known as Bucherer Blue, brings together some attractive models that use blue in proportion to create unique versions of existing watches. Now, it’s time to make the winged hourglass part of the family, and the new (quite modern) Longines Spirit Bucherer BLUE watch has a time and chronograph version.
The Bucherer BLUE series formula usually uses a lot of blue on the dial, strap and even the case… but not always. The Longines Spirit series launched this year proves that Bucherer can be creative in making his own watches. Even though blue is found on these watches, it is not the main color.
Bucherer’s idea was to give Longines’ latest pilot series Spirit (we show it here and explore green or titanium later) in a more modern outfit. As a reminder, Spirit is a series of classic watches with typical Longines and aviation design clues, but this vintage-inspired series is not a reprint, but is built from scratch to celebrate this rich tradition. It displays time and date, 40 mm and 42 mm case, and 42 mm chronograph version. Longines Spirit Bucherer BLUE Watches are built around chronographs and smaller 3-pin models.
The notable change is the use of a black DLC coating on the case, combined with a matte black dial with blue accents. Both are worn on a black fabric strap with blue stitching. Importantly, both watches are now equipped with no date display, which greatly changes the layout and symmetry of the watch.
LONGINES SPIRIT 40MM BUCHERER BLUE
The first model of the Longines Spirit Bucherer BLUE series is based on a three-hand model with a diameter of 40 mm. The black case contains the brand’s proprietary L888.4 movement, which is a COSC-certified automatic movement with a 72-hour power reserve and a silicon balance spring with anti-magnetic properties.
Longines SPIRIT CHRONOGRAPH BUCHERER BLUE
The second replica automatic watches of the Longines Spirit Bucherer BLUE series is built around a larger and bolder version of the chronograph with a case diameter of 42 mm. The black case houses the L688.4 movement, which is a COSC-certified proprietary automatic column-wheel chronograph movement, anti-magnetic silicon balance spring and 66-hour power reserve.