Longines Heritage Avigation GMT


Replica Longines introduces a new edition in its Heritage line, a vintage- and military-inspired watch that takes its place alongside the recently launched Heritage 1935, Heritage Diver and Conquest Heritage 1954. This collection of Longines watches is certainly the brand’s most interesting, with vintage inspired designs and practical complications. The Longines Avigation GMT is no exception: it’s a robust watch with an old-fashioned style and a useful display.
The Longines Avigation is inspired by a 1949 timepiece produced for the British Army. The term “avigation,” which is an amalgam of “aviation” and “navigation,” harks back to the time when Longines was supplying many armies and other military units with robust and highly legible tools, such as the original “Majetek Vojenske Spravy,” made for the Czech Air Force. The original Fake Longines Avigation watch was made to meet military specifications for resistance, legibility and antimagnetic capability.
he dial is adorned with the old Longines logo and a ‘broad-arrow’ shaped symbol at the top. This symbol was used in the United Kingdom to denote government property, including military equipment and therefore the watches used by the British army.
The Longines Avigation GMT (Ref. L2.831.4.53.x) is a nice addition to the Longines Heritage collection, albeit (in my opinion) a bit less “inspired” than the other recently introduced models. It is more classical, featuring a traditional pilots-watch design, whereas the Heritage 1935 and Conquest Heritage are based on specific, iconic models that are easily recognizable. It is priced at $2,325 and is currently available.
The original Longines watch on which the Longines Heritage 1973 is based was fitted with a mechanical chronograph movement, Caliber 30CH. The new watch also contains such a movement, the recently developed Longines Caliber L688, with automatic winding and a column-wheel chronograph, which is produced exclusively for Longines by ETA.
The Longines Heritage 1973’s period-appropriate curved case is made of stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter; the chronograph pushers are rounded. The bicompax dial, available in black or silvered versions, has two contrasting chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock, black on the silvered dial and silvered on the black dial. Each of the dial’s applied hour indices is decorated with a fine black line and a dot of Super-LumiNova. Wreathing the dial is a minute circle composed of fine black lines (white lines on the black dial) and a tachymeter scale in blue.

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