A re-issue of a chronograph with a 1930s’ design, the Longines Avigation BigEye is now available in titanium with a petrol blue dial. An homage to the greatest aviation moments
This timepiece, characterised by the visibility of its dial and its oversized 30-minute counter, joins the great tradition of pilot watches. Driven by an exclusive chronograph movement fitted with a silicon balance-spring, this new model also comes with a 5-year warranty.
Since the early 20th century, Longines has been associated with conquering the skies. Today, the winged-hourglass brand presents a new interpretation of The Longines Avigation BigEye in titanium with a petrol blue dial, in homage to the greatest aviation moments and its pioneers. This pilot’s chronograph with an emblematic 1930s’ design is characterised by the striking size of its 30-minute counter: a unique look that inspired the model’s name (BigEye).
The Longines Avigation BigEye has a 41-mm titanium case which encloses a column-wheel chronograph movement (L688) with a silicon balance-spring for accuracy and enhanced resistance to magnetic fields. To prove its reliability, this new version comes with a 5-year warranty. In keeping with the spirit of pilots’ watches, The Longines Avigation BigEye is also characterised by its ease of reading. Adorned with sand-blasted black hands and Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova®, its grained and shaded petrol blue dial features a seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and an oversized 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
A box-shaped sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective finish above and below, and a screw-down and engraved case back also attest to the advanced technology of this piece. This new version comes with a natural brown leather strap with a vintage finish. It joins a version of The Longines Avigation BigEye in steel with black dial, launched in 2017.
LONGINES AVIGATION BIGEYE TITANIUM
Reference: L2.8188.8.131.52LONGINES AVIGATION BIGEYE TITANIUM
Case: 41 mm diameter x about 14.5 mm height – grade 5 titanium case, brushed and polished – box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating – screwed titanium caseback – 30m water-resistant
Dial: Petrol blue dial, gradient effect, grained surface, black sub-counters
Arabic numerals and sand-blasted hands filled with cream-coloured Super-LumiNova
Movement: Calibre L688, base ETA A08.L01 – automatic column-wheel chronograph – 30 mm – 27 jewels – 28,800 vibrations/hour – silicon balance-spring – 54h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with 12h and 30min counters
Strap: Natural brown smooth calf leather, titanium pin buckle
Availability: Permanent collection, from 2/2021.
Price: 3.230 EUR