The Longines Avigation BigEye now comes in titanium

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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.

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A re-issue of a chronograph with a 1930s’ design, The Longines Avigation BigEye is now available in titanium with a petrol blue dial

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).

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Throughout its long history, Longines has created pieces that have stood the test of time

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.

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The Longines Avigation BigEye Titanium Ref. L2.816.1.93.2

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.

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The Longines Avigation BigEye in steel with black dial, launched in 2017.
Longines Avigation BigEye Titanium L2.816.1.93.2 6 min
In keeping with the spirit of pilots’ watches, The Longines Avigation BigEye is characterised by its ease of reading. Adorned with sanded 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. This unusual feature inspired the model’s name (BigEye)

LONGINES AVIGATION BIGEYE TITANIUM

Reference: L2.816.1.93.2LONGINES 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