Thursday, August 31, 2017

Longines Avigation BigEye

The Swiss watch brand Longines expands its Heritage collection by reissuing a legendary chronograph with a design inspired from the pilot watches of 1930s.

The Longines Avigation BigEye is inspired by a chronograph whose aesthetic is typical of the great age of aviation. True to the spirit of pilots’ watches, this model displays a very readable dial with a focus on the minute counter and impressive push buttons that enable the wearer to handle them while wearing gloves.
The 41 mm diameter case of The Longines Avigation BigEye houses a L688 column wheel chronograph movement produced exclusively for Longines. Its semi-glossy black dial is decorated with Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova©, and displays a small second hand at 9 o'clock as well as a 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock.
The oversized 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock adds a touch of aesthetic originality to this timepiece. The domed sapphire crystal front glass and brown leather watch strap add vintage elegance to the piece.

Technical details
The Longines Avigation BigEye
Reference number: L2.816.4.53.2/4

Calibre   
Self-winding mechanical movement with column wheel chronograph mechanism
Calibre L688.2 (ETA A08.L01)
13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
54 hours of power reserve

Functions   
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o'clock
Chronograph: Central 60-second hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock
   
Case   
Round, 41 mm, steel
Domed sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
Special engraving on the caseback
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)  

Dial   
Semi-glossy black dial, 9 Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova©
Hands: Sand-blasted and rhodium-plated, hour and minutes hands coated with SuperLuminova®

Strap   
Brown leather (calf) with buckle

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