By Charlotte Adams
Longines have a new addition to their Heritage collection, a collection that features watch models famous for accompanying pioneers high in the sky, on ground and below the sea. It is called the Avigation and it is inspired by a watch produced for the British army in the 1950s. The bold white arrow at 12 o’clock underneath the ‘Longines’ logo is a ‘Broad arrow’ that symbolises the property of the United Kingdom. It is a perfect timepiece for a pilot with an interest in British history.
The model’s name, Avigation, is a mix between the two words ‘aviation’ and ‘navigation’ to represent that the watch can be used for navigating when piloting.
It features a self winding mechanical movement that beats at 28’800 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 48 hours. It also features an anti-magnetic iron protection around the movement and so can withstand being used in atmospheres with high magnetic fields, something electric engineers look for when purchasing a watch so it is not only a great timepiece for pilots.
Intended for aviation, the watch features a second time zone shown with red numerals indicated with a red and white arrow hand. Skeleton baton hands and the Arabic numerals are coated in Super-LumiNova so the time can be seen in minimal light.
The black alligator strap and black dial gives the watch a classic appearance, adding to the traditional values of the watch. It can certainly be bought for luxury or as a heritage piece, passing the history down through future generations. For more info, please visit longines.com
Longines Heritage Avigation Technical Specifications
Case width: 44mm
Case material: Steel
Dial colour: Black matt
Strap: Alligator strap
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Movement: Mechanical self-winding movement
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock, second time zone
Water resistance: 30 metres
Charlotte Adams – Contributing Writer
Charlotte is an online contributor to The Watch Hut and The Watch Gallery. She is a bit geeky and her favourite watch brands are Vivienne Westwood, Roger Dubuis and Jaquet Droz.She has been writing about watches since last September but also enjoys writing about fashion and in her spare time likes to travel and draw. She gained a degree in English and Creative Writing a year ago that helped fuel her passion for writing.” Read her articles here.