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New From Longines -- Awesome Looking Aviation BigEye

With all the recent interest in the 38 mm waterproof Heuers from the 1940s (Reference 346 and 2447, for example), I've got to admit that Longines seems to have gotten it right with this re-issue, called the "Aviation BigEye".

Read about it in this Posting on Monochrome.

The price? An insanely good 2,350 euro.

Two questions for the group -- Have all the great watches already been made (for example, in the 1940s through 1960s)? Do we wish that TAG Heuer had made this one?



Technical Specifications [from the Monochrome Posting]

  • Case: 41mm diameter – stainless steel, brushed and polished – domed sapphire crystal on the dial side – steel back – 30m water resistant
  • Movement: Longines L688.2 (ETA Valgranges A08.L01) – self-winding – 4Hz frequency – 24 jewels – 54h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds (at 9), chronograph with central second, oversized 30-min counter (at 3), 12-hour counter (at 6)
  • Strap: light brown calf leather strap with steel pin buckle
  • Reference: L2.816.4.53.2/4
  • Price: 2350 Euros
  • Availability: September 2017

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