Longines presents a contemporary interpretation of its iconic Majetek, an aviator’s wrist watch made for Czecheslovakian Air Force in 1935. Incorporating modern aesthetic and technical codes, Longines Pilot Majetek pays tribute to its historic ancestor with the distinct design featuring a bi-directionally rotatable fluted bezel mounted on a cushion- shaped steel case.
The historic Longines Pilot Majetek watch features a curved cushion shape case. The unique design of this watch was registered on 1 April 1935 at the International Industrial Property Office in Bern, Switzerland.
Longines Pilot Majetek
The technical and ergonomic features of the new Longines Pilot Majetek have been completely overhauled. Its revised proportions, original slightly curved cushion shape and more rounded lugs are in keeping with current trends.
Made of stainless steel, the 43 mm diameter case with a solid screw-in back delivers outstanding wearer comfort. At 9 o’clock, the outside of the steel case is fitted with a commemorative plate marked “1935”. This refers to the original date of the first Longines “Majetek” model, and conceals a newly patented gear mechanism.
It guarantees the water-resistance of 10 bar (100 m) of the external fluted rotating bezel system coupled with the internal fluorescent mobile triangle marker, or “Startingtime indicator”.
The latter is displayed below the sapphire crystal, from which it is independent, and above the dial. On the 1935 model, the bezel and the crystal with the marker rotated as a unit. On the current model, the sapphire glass is fixed and contributes to the water-resistance of the new case.
The new Longines Pilot Majetek’s matte black dial offers optimum legibility. The white Arabic numerals, coated with Super-LumiNova® old radium, indicate the hours, highlighted by a railway minute marker. Rhodium-tipped baton hands with phosphorescent coating ensure optimal night-time legibility. The oversized small seconds dial is placed at 6 o’clock.
Beating inside this Swiss chronometer is the exclusive Longines L893.6 calibre equipped with a magnetically resistant silicon balance spring, and a 72-hour power reserve. The Longines Pilot Majetek watch is chronometer-certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC).
This timepiece has a two-stitch strap, available in a choice of brown or green leather with beige topstitching. A NATO-type strap made of polyester fibre, created from recycled materials, is also available.
Versions and Price
The suggested retail price of Longines Pilot Majetek is $3,750.00. The brand is also offering an additional option of this timepiece with a special presentation box.
Costing $3,750.00, this special set includes a Longines Pilot Majetek watch a brown calf leather strap, a strap removal tool, and an additional khaki green NATO strap crafted from recycled material.
Model: Longines Pilot Majetek
Longines self-winding exclusive calibre L893.6 with silicon balance-spring
11½ lines, 26 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
Power reserve of 72 hours
Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock
Starting time indicator with Super-LumiNova® triangle indicator
Cushion shape, stainless steel case
Sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Plate engraved with “1935” on the left side
Water- resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)
Embossed indexes and Arabic numerals with Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium plated hands with Super-LumiNova®
Brown leather strap with beige stitches (L2.818.104.22.168)
Dark green leather strap with beige stitches (L2.822.214.171.124)
Khaki green NATO strap made of recycled material (L2.8126.96.36.199)
Chronometer officially certified