Longines Avigation Oversize Crown – Three Hands, Second Time Zone and Chronograph Versions

Swiss luxury watch brand Longines pays the tribute to its rich aviation history by unveiling Avigation Oversize Crown, an elegantly crafted multifunctional aviation watch collection based on a Longines model produced in the 1920s.

The ideal accessory for today’s aviators , 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.

While The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown has retained the basic design of the original model, it is fitted with a mechanical, self-winding movement and available in three stainless steel versions. The basic version 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).

The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, Reference number: L2.777.4.53.x 

Calibre
Self-winding mechanical movement
Calibre L615 (ETA 2895/2)
111/2 lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour
42-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, small second at 6 o’clock and date

Case, dial & strap
Circular, stainless steel, Ø 41 mm
Engraved and numbered back cover
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layer of anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Black, painted Arabic numerals, with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Skeleton pear gilt hands with Super-LumiNova® for hours and minutes
Bracelet: Black alligator

The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, Reference number L2.778.4.53.x

Calibre
Self-winding mechanical movement
Calibre L704.2 (ETA A07 171)
161/2 lines, 24 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour
48-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date
24 hours hand with time zone mechanism

Case, dial & strap
Circular, stainless steel, Ø 41 mm
Engraved and numbered back cover
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layer of anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Black, painted Arabic numerals, with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Skeleton pear gilt hands with Super-LumiNova® for hours, minutes and second timezone
Bracelet: Black alligator

The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, Reference number: L2.783.4.53.x

Calibre
Self-winding mechanical movement with single push-piece and column-wheel chronograph mechanism
Calibre L788 (ETA A08.L11)
13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour
54-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, small second at 9 o’clock and date
Chronograph mechanism: central 60 seconds hand and 30 minutes counter at 3 o’clock.

Case, dial & strap
Circular, stainless steel, Ø 41 mm
Single push-piece integrated into the shifted crown
Engraved and numbered back cover
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layer of anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Black, painted Arabic numerals, with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Skeleton pear gilt hands with Super-LumiNova® for hours and minutes
Bracelet: Black alligator

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