The Longines Spirit in 40mm, otherwise known as the L3.810.4.53.0, is our favorite pick from this new collection. Time for us to do a hands-on video with this pilot’s watch.

In our recently published hands-on review on the Longines Spirit, you can read about the background of this watch, the importance of the 5 stars on the dial, and the L888.4 movement. However, we also think it is a good idea to publish more videos of the watches we receive for review. So here’s the video review of the Longines Spirit L3.810.4.53.0. It is a five-minute breakdown on the Spirit collection and this matte black dial version in particular.

We’ve said it before, but it is worth saying again: seeing a watch in the metal can change an initial opinion in a heartbeat. The way light interacts with the different surfaces (and the ways in which those different surfaces work or don’t work together) can alter a watch’s character immeasurably.

Some watches look ten times better on the wrist than they do in the brand’s catalog. While Longines has some very good product photography and nice press material, we still weren’t expecting to like this one quite as much as we did. Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!

If you want to know more about the Longines Spirit in 40mm, either read our articles on them (click here and here) or go to Longines online.

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