Today, the Longines Heritage collection is an outstanding representation of watches that they first introduced during the 1940’s combined with modern day technology at very reasonable pricing.
Their latest edition to the Heritage family is the NEW Avigation which is combination of the words of aviation and navigation. According to Longines, this refers to a navigation system invented during the 1920s,
The Longines Avigation is based on the characteristics of a watch Longines produced in 1949 for the British Army. Respecting the details of the original, this new watch is still 44mm in case size and has a soft iron cage around the movement to protect it against magnetic fields.
The dial is black with large and bold white Arabic numerals with an inner set of red numerals on a 24-hour scale . Below this scale is the Longines text logo and underneath this is an arrow, referred to as the broad arrow, which is a symbol used in the UK to designate as government property, including military equipment and therefore the watches used by the British army. The functions of the watch include, hours, minutes, second and date and 24 hours hand with timezone mechanism.
The crystal is scratch resistant sapphire with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside, while the movement is the very reliable Swiss automatic Longines caliber L704.2 (base ETA Valgranges A07-171) with 24 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours.
Finally, the watch is fitted on a matte black alligator strap with contrasting stitching with a stainless steel buckle. All in all I think this watch is one of the coolest watches Longines makes that reflects heritage, style and quality for a price that’s equally as nice.
Technical Specs of the NEW Longines Avigation ref#L2.8188.8.131.52
Material: Stainless steel
Glass: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside
Case back: Screw-down case back
Dimension: Ø 44.00 mm
Water resistance: Water-resistant to 3 bar
Movement and Functions
Caliber: L704.2, Self winding mechanical movement beating at 28’800 vibrations per hours and providing 48 hours of power reserve
Function: Hours, minutes, seconds and date. 24 hours hand with time zone mechanism.
Dial and Hands
Color: Black lacquered polished
Hours markers: Painted Arabic numerals, with Super-LumiNova ®
Hands: Silvered sandy hands, with Super-LumiNova ®
Material: Alligator strap
Buckle: With buckle