The Longines Avigation BigEye now comes in titanium: an homage to the greatest aviation moments

Longines Avigation BigEye
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Throughout its long history, Longines has created pieces that have stood the test of time. A re-issue of a chronograph with a 1930s’ design, The Longines Avigation BigEye is now available in titanium with a petrol blue dial. 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).

Longines Avigation 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.

Longines Avigation BigEye

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.

Longines Avigation BigEye

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.

Longines Avigation BigEye

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

Longines Avigation BigEye Technical Specifications

Reference L2.816.1.93.2

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

Movement

  • 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

Case

  • Round, 41 mm, titanium
  • Special engraving on the case back
  • Screw-down case back
  • Water-resistant: 3 bar (30 meters)
  • Box-shaped sapphire crystal with several layers of antireflective coating

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®

Strap

  • Brown leather with buckle in titanium

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