Longines - Avigation BigEye
Longines presented the Avigation BigEye, a reissue of a chronograph from the 1930s whose design is typical of pilot watches of that era.
True to the spirit of pilots’ watches, this model displays a very readable dial with an oversized 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, which gives the BigEye name to the watch, and large push buttons that enable the wearer to handle them while wearing gloves.
Its semi-glossy black dial is decorated with Arabic numerals coated with Super-LumiNova, and displays a small second hand at 9 o'clock as well as a 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock.
Crafted from stainless steel, the 41 mm diameter case of the Longines Avigation BigEye houses a L688 column wheel chronograph movement produced exclusively for Longines. Based on the ETA A08.L01 calibre, this self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 4 Hz and guarantees a power reserve of 54 hours. Water resistance is 30 metres / 100 feet. The ETA A08.L01 is also used by Omega for its Calibre 3330, which includes not only the column wheel mechanism and Co-Axial escapement but also a silicon balance spring.
A domed crystal and a brown leather watch strap add vintage elegance to the piece.
The Longines Avigation BigEye (ref. L2.8220.127.116.11/4) has a retail price of Euro 2,550 / US$ 2,625. longines.com