Conquering the skies
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).
Column-wheel chronograph movement (L688)
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.
Screw-down and engraved case back
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.
The Longines Avigation BigEye
REFERENCE NUMBER L2.8188.8.131.52
CALIBRE: Self-winding mechanical movement with silicon balance-spring – Calibre L688 (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 – 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
CASE: Round, Æ 41 mm, titanium – Special engraving on the case back – Screw-down case back
DIAL: Grained and shaded petrol blue dial with 9 Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova®
HANDS: Black sand-blasted, hours and minutes hands coated with SuperLuminova®
WATER-RESISTANT: To 3 bar (30 meters)
GLASS: Box-shaped sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective coating
STRAP: Brown leather with buckle in titanium