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Longines Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

Longines revisits one if its iconic heritage pieces with a new version.

This chronograph is a reinterpretation of the Type A-7 model ordered by the by the U.S. Air Force in 1935. This new variation with a black shifted dial enhances the Longines Heritage line.

The Longines Avigation Watch pays homage to aviation’s finest hours. Longines has been associated with the aeronautical universe and its pioneers since the beginning of the 20th century.For this new timepiece, the brand takes inspiration from a model ordered by the by the U.S. Air Force in 1935. In order to be designated "Type A-7" by the US Army so that it could be worn by ist pilots, the watch had to meet extremely rigorous specifications in terms of aesthetics, durability and precision.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 © Longines

Faithful to the original model, the new variation of The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 sets itself apart with its black dial shifted 40° to the right. The particular orientation of the dial allowed pilots to read the indices without having to release the plane’s control yoke.

To facilitate the handling of the watch in the air — even when wearing gloves - the fluted crown located at 12 o'clock enabled control of the different chronograph functions: power, stop, and reset, by simply pressing the single push- piece. Today, The Longines Avigation WatchType A-7 1935 adopts this unique design.

Its stainless steel case with a diameter of 41cm houses a column-wheel chronograph movement (L788.2) exclusively developed for Longines.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 © Longines

Adopting the specifications of the historic model, the matt black dial adorned with large Arabic numerals and a "train track" chapter ring, ensures optimal readability. This understated composition is decorated with elegant "cathedral"- type hands covered with Super-Luminova. Mounted on a brown leather strap, this new model of The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 complements a white lacquered dial version launched in 2016. 

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 © Longines

 

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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...

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