The swish luxury watch maker, Longines has unveiled new Avigation Watch Type A-7. Avigation Watch A-7 is inspired by models developed during the 1930s on request of the U.S. Army for its aviators.
The watch created for the Army had some interesting specifications for the easy access and operation. The large diameter and fluted crown enabled was created to help pilots easily operate the watch even if they wearing thick gloves. The angled black dial (50° to the right) with its large white numerals also ensured easy reading in poor light or turbulence without much hand movement.
The A-7 has a large diameter at 49 mm and inside the watch is a single push-piece chronograph is an L788 calibre, a column-wheel movement developed exclusively for Longines.
And the look is completed by the black alligator strap- simple yet elegant. The intricate workings of this exceptional piece can be admired through the hinged cover on the sapphire glass back.