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Longines - The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

Longines The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

This chronograph, with an elegant vintage style, pays homage to the pioneers of aviation.

Longines has taken inspiration from its multifaceted history to enrich its Heritage collection with the newest Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935. This timepiece illustrates the brand’s historic ties with the world of aviation. At the start of the 20th century, the watch brand associated its name with pilots who made history through their extraordinary achievements. Chief among them was Charles Lindbergh, the first pilot to cross the Atlantic solo, an achievement celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017. Precision and sturdiness were the key words for the design of the “Type A-7” watches, which needed to meet a very precise criteria in order to merit this distinction, the American army gave to these chronographs ordered from Longines in 1935.

The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 sets itself apart with its dial angled at 40° to the right, this particular orientation of the dial allowing pilots to read the indices without having to release the plane's control yoke. The polished white lacquer dial displays 12 large and very legible honey-coloured Arabic numerals while a “train track” chapter ring ensures the minutes can be easily read.  Elegant “pear skeleton” hands in blued steel and honeyed varnish complete the dial.

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The 41 mm stainless steel case, water resistant to 30 meters,  houses the self-winding L788.2 calibre. This column wheel movement, exclusively developed for Longines, enables control of the different chronograph functions (power, stop, and reset) by simply pressing the single push-piece inserted into the fluted crown, designed to be easily manipulated, even while wearing gloves.  Beating at 28’800 alternations per hour, it has a 54-hour power reserve.
The timepiece is fitted with a brown alligator strap.

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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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