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  • Jordy Bellido

Longines -- Titanic Resistance

The Longines Avigation BigEye

Having conquered the skies for more than a century, the brand with the winged hourglass returns with a Longines Avigation BigEye that is sturdier than ever. Easily identifiable thanks to its oversized 30-minute counter that inspired the name of the timepiece (BigEye), this chronograph with a 1930s design now comes in a titanium case. With a view to protecting the heart of the timepiece as much as possible, this material covers the entire screw-down back bearing a stylized engraving of a typical 1930s airplane. In a further nod to history, this watch is paired with a vintage-finish natural brown leather strap. Like its steel predecessor with a black dial from 2017, this blue-dial 2021 version also houses a movement with a balance spring made of silicon – a material highly resistant to corrosion and wear, as well as magnetic fields. The robustness of the Longines Avigation BigEye thus stems both from its mechanism and its protective casing.

The Longines Avigation BigEye © Longines

The Longines Avigation BigEye

Case: titanium, engraved screw-down back, water-resistant to 30m

Diameter: 41mm

Movement: mechanical self-winding with silicon balance spring, caliber L688 (ETA A08.L01), 28,800 vib/h, 70-hour power reserve

Dial: finely grained, gradient petroleum blue with nine Super-LumiNova®-coated Arabic numerals

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph

Strap: brown leather, titanium pin buckle


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