Longines Pilot Majetek

written by YWH team 22 September 2023
Longines Pilot Majetek ref. L2.838.4.53

Quick specs Longines Pilot Majetek
Price: € 4.000 | CHF 3’500 | $ 3,750 | £ 3,400
Size: 43 mm
Reference:L2.838.4.53.0 (brown leather) | L2.838.4.53.2 (green leather) | L2.838.4.53.8 (khaki green NATO)

This Longines Pilot Majetek is a vintage-inspired pilot watch that has its roots in a 1935 model from Longines. This year they registered a curved cushion shaped pilot watch at the International Industrial Property Office in Bern, Switzerland. So this year is engraved at the side of the case. A nice detail.

The case is a 43-millimeter stainless steel cushion shaped model with a screw-in case back. It can withstand 10 bar of water pressure. The watch has an external fluted bidirectional rotating bezel with triangular marker to indicate the start of a certain time a pilot wants to measure. The hands are rhodium plated, on an matt black dial, and small seconds on the sub dial at 6 o’clock.

The Longines Pilot Majetek has a power reserve of 72 hours

Inside is the Longines caliber L893.6 which supplies a magnetic resistant silicon balance spring. This automatic movement delivers a power reserve of 72 hours and it is COSC certified.

The Longines Pilot Majetek comes in three different versions. You can choose from a brown leather or dark green leather strap, or a khaki green Nato strap. And if you wonder where the name Majetek comes from: it is Czech for Military Property, kind of. In the 1930s Longines made pilot watches for the Czech Air Force, and those watches had “majetek vojenske spravy” printed on the case back: loosely translated as “property of the military”.

Technical data Longines Pilot Majetek
L2.838.4.53.0 (brown leather) | L2.838.4.53.2 (green leather) | L2.838.4.53.8 (khaki green NATO)
Longines caliber L893.6 (base ETA A31.L91) | Automatic | Diameter: 26 mm (11½ lignes) | Frequency: 25,200 vph (3½ Hz) | Jewels: 26 | Silicon balance spring | Hours, minutes, small seconds | COSC certified | Power reserve: 72 hours
Case and dial:
43 mm | Stainless steel | Thickness: 13.30 mm | Sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides | Bidirectional fluted bezel | Black matt dial | Embossed indexes and Arabic numerals with super-luminova | Rhodium plated hands with super-luminova | Screw-in case back | Water resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Brown leather strap with beige stitches or dark green leather strap with beige stitches or khaki green NATO strap made of recycled material
Price Longines Pilot Majetek:
€ 4.000 | CHF 3’500 | $ 3,750 | £ 3,400

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