The Spirit Zulu gets its name from Longines’ first dual time zone watch, which was manufactured in 1925. This watch had the Zulu flag on its dial, which was in turn a reference to the letter “Z,” which is called “Zulu” in international radio communications. Why “Z”? Z is short for “Zero Time,” which is another name for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Over time, pilots and the military have taken to calling GMT “Zulu Time,” so the name is perfect for a GMT watch.
The watch is water resistant to 10 bar and has a stainless-steel case measuring at 42mm in diameter and a thickness of 13.9mm, enclosed with a sapphire domed glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides. It then tapers to 22mm at the lugs, which are blocky and tough.
It houses an exclusive new-in house L844.4 calibre which guarantees the accurate indication of time zones and has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours
Other features included in this watch includes a bidirectional rotating bezel, with 24 hour lume markings, in which the even positions are marked with Arabic numerals, while the odd-numbered positions are marked by small dots, engraved 24 hour scale with lacquered numbers and SuperLuminova triangle against its coloured dial and an interchangeable stainless steel bracelet with double safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism. Available in three different colour schemes, matte black, anthracite and sunray blue, this timepiece offers a variety for you to choose from.
Check out LONGINES Spirit Zulu Time exclusively at Vincent Watch (Tampines Mall #01-06).