Located in St. Imier, Switzerland, the Longines Museum is known for its enriching collection of timepieces tracing the winged hourglass' 185-year old history. It is one of their most recent acquisitions which forms the basis for the new chronograph introduced by the brand: the Longines Avigation BigEye.
Taking inspiration from the 1930's style of design and keeping with the tradition of pilots' watches, the brand takes its relationship with the aviation field to the next level with this vintage-feel chronograph. The 41-mm case houses a L688 column wheel chronograph movement and encases a readable dial with great focus being given to the minute counter and the push buttons – an integral part of true pilots' watches. The dial is a semi-glossy black with Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova©, and displays a small second hand at 9 o'clock as well as a 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock. The aesthetic originality of the timepiece comes from the oversized 30-minute counter at the 3 o' clock position. A domed crystal on the dial and the brown leather strap sums up the overall vintage appeal of the elegant aviation timepiece.