Longines can be said to be a household name. It is elegant and simple, and the price is acceptable to many people. It is easy to get the same paragraph of Peng Yuyan. But today I want to tell you about Longines’ classic replica series watches. After all, retro-style watches are also very popular in the market.
Longines classic replica series A-7 1935 air navigation watch L2.8188.8.131.52
The biggest highlight of this Longines classic replica watch is that the dial is tilted to the right by 40 °, which is easy to recognize. This design also needs to tell you stories.
On August 20, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh (also translated as: Lin Bai, a famous American pilot) flew across the Atlantic and flew from New York City to Paris in 33.5 hours. At the time, Longines was used as the official timer.
In 1935, Longines ordered a number of A-7 air navigation watches for the US military. Later, Longines also produced A-7 air navigation watches based on this batch of military pilot watches. The diameter was relatively large (49 mm). Size), and limited to only 100.
After the A-7 air navigation watch, Longines’s replica watch has been reduced in size, from 49 mm to 41 mm, to meet the wrist size of more people. The white polished lacquered dial restores the design of the retro watch. The honey-colored lacquered hour markers, pear-shaped hands, and track-shaped minute scale are all elements of the retro watch.
The dial is tilted to the right by 40 °. If you naturally raise your hand (or put it on the steering wheel), the position of the crown is the same as the direction of your gaze. This design is specially set for pilots and can be used while controlling the aircraft. Watch the time.
Longines Classic Reissue Series Big Eye Pilot’s Chronograph
Longines’ big-eye flight chronograph is based on a chronograph from the 1830s, but the specific model is not very clear. At the time, the museum held this vintage chronograph, but it was not recorded in detail. By the 1950s and 1970s, big-eye flying chronographs were very popular, and many brands had made them, as did Longines.
The dial arrangement of Longines’ Big Eye Pilot’s Chronograph is derived from the retro model. The three dials are in the classic “three-eye” arrangement, which is named after BigEye. The design of the 30-minute counter is very special. Unlike the conventional design, it is divided into ten parts. Each part is three minutes. This design may also be aimed at pilots to help pilots make standard turns (two minutes in general). ) Or a long distance call.
The design of the dial is also as close as possible to the prototype. Like the font of the time stamp and the chronograph hands in the shape of a teardrop at the end, they are all derived from vintage watches. The distance between the chronograph button and the case of this watch is widened, and it is also a cylindrical button design, retaining the retro style as much as possible.
Longines Classic RAF Watch
1940s Longines Royal Air Force Watch 6B / 159Ref
Speaking of which Longines has provided watches for many military forces, the relationship is good. The first watch above was made by Longines for the US Army. This watch has a different origin than the British Army. In the 1940s, Longines designed a Royal Air Force watch for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Later in World War II, it was also worn by the army and became the prototype of the later Longines classic series.
1940s Longines Royal Air Force Watch 6B / 159Ref
The prototype model is relatively small, with a diameter of only 32 mm. The cream dial, black hour markers, and rail-type minute track are all more classic, but strangely, there is no luminous design.
Rarely, this classic replica series watch is very close to the previous prototype, the diameter adjustment has become larger, from 32 mm to 38.5 mm, using the Calatrava case, this name should be familiar to everyone, this is The case design of Patek Philippe in the 1930s models. The dial looks like small ink spilled on it, creating a retro taste. There is no date display and no ‘Automatic’ logo. Try to retain the design of the retro watch.
The watches of the Longines Classic Reproduction Series are as much as possible to restore the original shape. From the design and every detail, I think they have done a good job, at least the visual effects are still there, like last year’s Basel Classic Reproduction The legendary diver’s watch is also pretty good. Many people like vintage watches, isn’t it just for the taste that emanates from those years?
Summary: When selecting a watch, Longines is the choice of many people. In my opinion, the classic replica series watches have stories with connotations, more features and better looks, and the price is actually controlled at 10,000 to 2 Between 10,000, it is better for many cousins with limited budget to start.