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Longines Avigation Bigeye Ref. L2.816.1.93.2

$3,850

New Longines 41mm Avigation Bigeye, Blue Dial, Brown Leather Strap, Ref. L2.816.1.93.2

Longines continues to keep a close and long-standing connection with the world of aviation. The brand has produced a large number of pilots’ watches and chronographs, on-board equipment and other navigation instruments which aided the development of civil and military aviation during the first half of the 20th century. Today, Longines is bringing this exciting heritage back to life with watches from its “Heritage Avigation” range.

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Additional information

Band Color

Brown

Band Material

Leather

Band Type

Strap

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Longines

Caliber

L688

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

41mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Chronograph

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Blue

Movement

Automatic

Size

40mm – 42mm

Warranty

Factory Warranty

Item ID0006554
Model #L2.816.1.93.2
Model NameAvigation Bigeye
Serial Number5XXXXXXX

Description

Because its trademark winged hourglass is the watch world’s oldest trademark, a person could understandably believe that Longines is the oldest watch company, although that is not the case. Formed in 1832 as a small workshop that assembled watches, it was not until later that the company grew into the brand we know as Longines. In 1867, Longines built a factory on a site that would give the company its name, a site known locally as “Les Longines,” (the long-meadows.) Longines blossomed in the meadows and by 1929, had won an amazing ten Grand Prix awards. A Grand Prix was a competition between watchmakers where they presented watches of high degree of accuracy and complication. When these exhibitions ceased, Longines had won more than any other watch company. Longines had a long association with aviators, including Charles Lindberg that was largely based on an innovative watch that used a calibrated bezel to calculate longitude in flight. But their remarkable aviation success was surpassed when in 1936, they developed what many believe to be one of the finest chronograph movements ever designed, the caliber 13ZN. The SWATCH group gave life to the company when quartz movements replaced the more expensive mechanical movements. Today, Longines continues as a brand known for producing affordable and well-crafted timepieces in keeping with its long tradition. Its heritage in aviation and exploration on the land and sea is celebrated with the reintroduction of the Longines celebrated historical models.