INTRODUCING: The Longines Avigation BigEye Chronograph blends heritage flair with a modern titanium case

Longines Aviation BigEyeThe watch world is definitely enjoying a heritage binge with vintage-inspired timepieces the dominant trend throughout the industry. You might think the end of this trend is on the horizon, but when you appreciate how deep some manufacturers’ archives are, you start to realise that the fun has only just begun. Longines, for example, is a brand with an immense watchmaking history and a vast catalogue of retired designs ripe for revival. But what can be even more interesting than a 1:1 recreation of a vintage reference is a reinterpretation that leverages the framework of the past but ushers it into a newer build and aesthetic. Longines has done exactly that with the Longines Avigation BigEye, blending a historical chronograph reference with an on-trend blue dial and modern titanium case. The titanium case of the watch is 41 millimetres in diameter, 14.5mm thick and entirely satin-brushed to give it a more utility-driven finish. The boxed sapphire crystal adds a bit of height to the watch, but contributes really well to the vintage theme. In terms of the water resistance of the case, it is rated to depths up to 30 metres. The grained dial is referred to as “shaded petrol…

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