A re-issue of a chronograph with a 1930s’ design, the Longines Avigation BigEye is now available in titanium with a petrol blue dial. Driven by an exclusive chronograph movement fitted with a silicon balance-spring, this new model also comes with a 5-year warranty.
The Longines Avigation BigEye has a 41-mm titanium case which encloses a column-wheel chronograph movement (L688) with a silicon balance-spring for accuracy and enhanced resistance to magnetic fields.
This pilot’s chronograph with an emblematic 1930s’ design is characterised by the striking size of its 30-minute counter: a unique look that inspired the model’s name (BigEye).
Adorned with sand-blasted black hands and Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova®, its grained and shaded petrol blue dial features a seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and an oversized 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
The watch is fitted with a box-shaped sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective finish above and below, and a screw-down and engraved case back.
This new version comes with a natural brown leather strap with a vintage finish. It joins a version of The Longines Avigation BigEye in steel with black dial, launched in 2017.
Model: The Longines Avigation BigEye
Reference Number: L2.8188.8.131.52
Self-winding mechanical movement with silicon balance spring
Calibre L688 (ETA A08.L01)
13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
54 hours of power reserve
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central 60-second hand; 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Round, 41 mm diameter
Special engraving on the case back
Screw-down case back
Glass: Box-shaped sapphire crystal with several layers of antireflective coating
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 meters)
Grained and shaded petrol blue dial with 9 Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova®
Black sand-blasted, hours and minutes hands coated with SuperLuminova®
Brown leather with buckle in titanium