I recently happened to pay a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at Washington D.C., where they had been showing the Longines watch which was owned, utilized, and made by celebrated American aviator Charles Lindbergh at a Time and Navigationexhibition. It was unbelievably cool to see it and some other significant historic Longines master collection replica watch pieces up close, especially in an exhibit that wasn’t specifically about watches. This is the type of history pretty much any watch brand could envy, and there’s more like it in Longines’ archives. The new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 USA Limited Edition is meant to remind people of the brand’s past in general, in addition to especially its relationship with the United States and its military.
You may find out more about Lindbergh’s Longines-Wittnauer Weems watch in our review of the modern Longines Lindbergh 47mm Automatic”Hour Angle” here, so let us return to the new Avigation watch. This is a limited edition for the United States to further emphasize the brand’s presence here and there’s a great deal of fascinating history going back to the 1800s, before wristwatches, and before the brand was called Longines. Longines realty inc replica watches call for this Avigation Watch Form A-7 USA Limited Edition a re-edition of a 1935 model ordered by the US military.
The first thing anyone will notice about the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 is its dial up being cocked 40 degrees to one side. This is some thing seen from time to time in watches referred to as motorists’ watches such as this one from Vacheron Constantin, however, Longines master collection retrograde moon phases fake watch makes fairly clear in a number of ways that this is a pilot’s view, and there’s historical justification for this, of course. The idea is to have the ability to read the time more readily while retaining the hands on the controls, but I believe that for pilots that the idea was for it to be worn around the inside of the wrist.
The L788.2 automatic motion inside was developed from the fellow Swatch Group company ETA (and known as A08.L11) exclusively for Longines. It functions at 4Hz using a power reserve of 54 hours and includes a column wheel for smooth chronograph operation. The chronograph only steps up to 30 minutes through the 12 o’clock subdial, along with also the 6 o’clock subdial is the main time’s running seconds. Unfortunately, you won’t have a opportunity to find the motion, however, since it’s hidden behind a good caseback using a”commemorative engraving” of that Longines master collection damen replica hasn’t supplied pictures. I’ll immediately point out that this motion does not necessitate the idiosyncratic orientation of the crown (or lugs, depending on how you look at it) or the dial — in case this isn’t totally obvious — and it’s been utilized in much more traditional-looking Longines watches. It was probably a good idea, though, to put that big, protruding crown in a way to avoid gouging the wrist, and to create its pusher easy to operate.
First Longines Form A-7 from 1935
Much like numerous pilot watches, legibility is important, and sandblasted rhodium-plated palms against a grained dial with graduated shading and a number of layers of anti-reflective coating onto the sapphire crystal must do just fine. You will notice in the picture over a first Longines master blue clone Type A-7 from 1935 that the contemporary re-edition is pretty close to it, but with some tiny differences here and there. The 30m water-resistance is somewhat disappointing for a contemporary view with a military theme because water-resistance evaluations are normally read as an indication of overall strength.