Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

written by YWH team 3 November 2016
Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935
Quick specs Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935
Price: $ 2,050 | € 2.960 | approx. £ 1,750
Size: 41 mm
Reference: L2.812.4.23.2
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This Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 is a contemporary replica of a watch Longines provided from 1935 to U.S. Army pilots. The name is an amalgam of “aviation” and “navigation”. Type A-7 is the classification the U.S. Army gave to watches that meet the strict standards of precision, quality and legibility before being accepted for military use.

In 2012 Longines launched a 49-millimeters Avigation Watch Type A-7 with a black dial. This new model is a continuation of the Avigation Watch Type A7 models.

Wear the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 on your left wrist in order to read it

Most special to these models is the dial. With this new one it is angled at 40º to the right, enabling pilots to read the time without having to release his aircraft’s control yoke. So, one must wear this model on the left wrist.

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 side

Inside the 41-millimeter single push-piece chronograph is Longines caliber L788.2. An exclusive to Longines and based on the ETA A08.L11 caliber. It powers the hours, minutes, small seconds, and date and, in addition, the chronograph. A column wheel drives the chronograph and it is operated by a mono-pusher embedded in the off-center crown. The caliber offers a power-reserve of 54 hours.

If you like classic pilots than you might like this one. The brown alligator leather strap and the blued and honey-colored hands and numerals provides an appealing vintage look.

From left to right (or top to bottom): the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935, the Avigation Watch Type A-7 from 2012 (measuring 49 millimeters) and the Avigation Hack Watch Type A-7 from 1935

technical data Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935
Longines L788.2 (base ETA A08.L11) | Automatic | Diameter: 30 mm / 13¼ lignes | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 27 | Mono-pusher | Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, column-wheel chronograph | Power-reserve: 54 hours
Case & dial:
41 mm | Stainless steel | Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment | White lacquered polished dial, angled at 40° to the right | 12 honey-colored Arabic numerals | Hands: blued steel, honey-colored varnish (hours, minutes), blued steel (small seconds) | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Brown alligator leather with buckle
Price Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935:
$ 2,050 | € 2.960 | approx. £ 1,750

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