Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

Postby koimaster » February 11th 2015, 2:23pm

The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, launched last year, is modeled on a Longines pilots’ watch from the 1920s. Its most salient feature is, as its name suggests, its crown, which is prominent not just because it’s huge but because it protrudes very far from the case. In the chronograph version of the watch, the one we tested in WatchTime’s April 2014 issue, a chronograph button is integrated into the crown. The watch is a monopoussoir: the same button is used to start, stop and reset the chronograph.

The movement is ETA’s automatic Caliber A08.L11, which Longines renamed the L788.2. That name appears in gold-filled lettering on the winding rotor. The L788.2 is a variation of ETA’s A08.L01, which debuted in 2010 and is derived from the ETA 7753. ETA sells the A08.L11 only to Longines; both companies are owned by the Swatch Group. Unlike the ETA 7753, which has coulisse switching, the L788.2 has a blued column wheel. It also has a longer power reserve, 54 vs. 46 hours. Other modifications made to the ETA movement include altering the shape of the regulator mechanism and of the shock absorbers. ... 728bd6f117


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Re: Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

Postby conjurer » February 11th 2015, 2:47pm

I like this one!
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Re: Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

Postby foghorn » February 11th 2015, 2:59pm

Dayum!! You can wind that summabitch from next door!!!

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Re: Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

Postby TemerityB » February 11th 2015, 3:24pm

foghorn wrote:Dayum!! You can wind that summabitch from next door!!!

No kidding! That crown looks like it found a new pair of cute pumps on clearance.
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