In recent years, Longines has done a good job at playing the heritage game, effectively leveraging its history to produce fantastic, vintage-inspired pieces through its heritage line. Watches like the beloved Legend Diver, the Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph, and the recent Longines Railroad. Now, Longines is tapping into that history again to bring back a ‘30s chronograph made explicitly for the US Army air corps. Introducing the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935.
Longines first re-issued this watch back in 2012, though that initial offering featured a dressier black dial housed within a whopping 49mm case (as a point of comparison, the historical piece measures 51mm in diameter). Furthermore, it was priced at $4,900, making it a tougher pill to swallow and limiting potential mass appeal.