Featured here is a new military-style model added to the Longines Heritage line, a collection which I have repeatedly praised for its many excellent models in recent years. The new Longines Avigation (not to be confused with the Avigation Type A-7 which I reviewed in-depth about 18 mos. ago ) is based on the design of a model first produced for the British army in 1949.
Like the original watch, the movement is fitted with a soft iron inner cage to protect it against the effects of magnetic fields; the 44mm case diameter is also unchanged.
The black dial – typical of military timepieces – features large, white luminous numerals along with an inner set of red numerals on a 24-hour scale. The arrow shape directly below the Longines text is refered to as a “broad arrow“, a symbol used in the United Kingdom to denote government property, including military equipment and therefore the watches used by the British army.
Inside is an automatic mechanical caliber, sourced exclusively from ETA, as is typical for Longines.
The Longines Heritage Avigation price is $2,325.
Did You Know?
Avigation – a contraction of “aviation” and “navigation” – refers to a navigation system invented during the 1920s, according to Longines.