Longines Avigation Oversize Crown
This aviation watch combines elegance with functionality and is available in three versions. Let's discover tody the basic model with date.
Based on a Longines model produced in the 1920s, The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown is designed for a pilot, with its 41 mm diameter, its black dial featuring white numerals and gold-plated, luminous, pear-shaped hands. It is extremely easy to read in the semi-darkness of the cockpit. Each piece in this new line is numbered.
The bezel is also marked with a single index and can be turned in both directions, enabling the pilot to set his reference points. Thanks to the fluted decoration around the bezel, it can be manipulated with great precision. And as for the oversize crown and winding stem, which stand away from the case, they enable a pilot wearing gloves good access to the bezel without coming into contact with the crown. In the original model, this bezel enabled the pilots to record time data when chronographs were still rare, as well as to record the times of important events when they were on a mission or, then and now, times of meetings.
The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown has retained the basic design of the original model, yet it is fitted with a mechanical, self-winding movement and available in three stainless steel versions. The basic version presented today shows the hours, minutes and seconds, while an alternative model has a second time-zone and the third is a single push-piece chronograph fitted with Longines’ exclusive column-wheel chronograph movement (L788).
Based in St. Imier since 1832, Longines has a long tradition in watchmaking, characterised by the elegance of its watches. Using expertise gained as the company has evolved, Longines has gradually forged ties with the world of sport, where it demonstrates its excellence in precision timekeeping. Today, Longines is the oldest brand still in business, unchanged, in the international registers held by the World Intellectual Property Organization...Find out more >
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