Delving into its rich heritage and longstanding ties to the world of aviation, Longines presents The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 U.S.A. Exclusive Edition. This re-edition of a classic 1935 American Army model is limited to 100 numbered pieces. Dedicated solely to the United States, this new watch answers American collectors’ demonstrated interest in limited edition timepieces endowed with authentic heritage.
The Longines Heritage collection has proven to particularly resonate with U.S. collectors and watch enthusiasts. From timing equestrian races in New York in the 1880s and serving as the Official Timekeeper of Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight, to producing timepieces for U.S. railroads, the Navy, and the Army, much of Longines significant history has been written in the United States.
The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 U.S.A. Exclusive Edition chronograph draws on the winged hourglass brand’s historic ties with the world of aviation in terms of performance and precision, and a design inspired by an original 1935 model ordered by the U.S. military.
The 44 mm stainless steel case houses a self-winding L788 calibre, a column-wheel movement developed exclusively for Longines. The various chronograph functions – stop, start, and reset – can all be operated by pressing the single push-piece set in the fluted crown. The exclusive grained dial, which features a black graduated shading, is angled at 40° to the right and displays 10 large honey-coloured Arabic numerals that stand in high contrast to the face, a clever original detail that was designed to allow pilots to easily read the time without having to release the plane’s control yoke. A black distressed leather strap harmoniously enhances the overall piece, while a commemorative engraving on the case back confirms each watch’s unique identity.
The new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 U.S.A. Exclusive Edition is available now, online and in stores across the country. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries.