Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

Swiss watch brand Longines revisits one of its iconic heritage timepieces with a new version of the Avigation watch type A-7 1935. Proudly demonstrating the brand’s historical ties with the world of aviation, this chronograph is a reinterpretation of the Type A-& model ordered by the U.S. AIR FORCE in 1935.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

Longines has been associated with the aeronautical universe and its pioneers since the beginning of the 20th century.

Longines Avigation A7 ORIGINAL, circa 1935
Longines Avigation A7 ORIGINAL, circa 1935

For the Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 timepiece, the brand takes inspiration from a model ordered by the U.S. AIR FORCE in 1935.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

In 2016, Longines introduced the Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 with a white lacquered dial. This year, the Swiss watch brand welcomes a new variation with a black shifted dial.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

Faithful to the original model, the new variation sets itself apart with its black dial shifted 40º to the right. The particular orientation of the dial allowed pilots to read the indices without having to release the plane’s control yoke.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

Inspired by the historical model, the new edition features a large crown with an integrated single chronograph pusher to facilitate the handling of the watch in the air – even when wearing gloves. The fluted crown located at 12 o’ clock enables control of the different chronograph functions: power, stop and reset, by simply pressing the single push-piece.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

The new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 watch has a stainless steel case, which measures 41mm diameter. Topped with an AR coated sapphire crystal, the watch hosts a dial inspired by the historic model. The watch also features a solid stainless steel case-back with engravings.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

The matte black dial is adorned with large Arabic numerals, cathedral type hands and a train track chapter ring. To ensure optimum legibility, the Arabic numeral hour markers as well as the cathedral hands (hour & minute) are coated with Super-LumiNova®. The dial also hosts a date display inside the small seconds counter.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (New Model with Black Dial)

The watch is fitted with a brown leather strap.

Technical details

Model: The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935
Reference number L2.812.4.53.2

Movement
Calibre L788.2 (ETA A08.L11)
Self-winding mechanical movement with a single push-piece and a column-wheel chronograph mechanism
13 1/4 lines
27 jewels
28,800 vibrations per hour
54 hours power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds and date at 6 o’ clock
Chronograph: Central seconds hand and 30 minute counter at 12 o’clock

Case
Round case
Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 41 mm
Single push-piece inserted into the crown
Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Matt black, shifted 40º to the right

Hands
Polished rhodium plated hands
Hours and minutes with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Brown alligator strap with buckle
10 Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova®