12-10-12

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7



Longines is celebrating their 180th anniversary this year and introduced the Avigation Mono-Pusher Chronograph Type A-7. This luxury timepiece is inspired by the military aviation watches from the 1930s.

During that decade the U.S. Army requested the creation of a watch large enough for aviators to easily read and manipulate. The result was the Type A-7 timepiece, which has now given rise to an updated version, with the added term "Avigation" - a combination of "aviation" and "navigation".

The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 is priced at €3,410 (£3,090).

Technical specifications:

Case
Shape: Round
Material: Stainless steel
Glass: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside
Case back: Transparent case back with back cover
Dimension: Ø 49.00 mm
Water resistance: Water-resistant to 3 bar

Movement and Functions
Caliber: L788, Self winding mechanical column wheel chronograph movement beating at 28'800 vibrations per hours and providing 54 hours of power reserve.
Function: Hours, minutes, small second at 9 o'clock and date. Chronograph mechanism: central 60 seconds hand and 30 minutes counter at 3 o'clock.

Bracelet
Material: Alligator strap
Color: Black
Buckle: With buckle