Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch Review (Video)
by Kyle Stults on March 25, 2013
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Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch on Uniform

Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch on WWII Uniform (Ref. L2.779.4.53.0) Photo: Perpetuelle

I recently had the opportunity to review the Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch, a very unique watch which was first announced by the St. Imier-based in October of 2012.  The Avigation Type A-7 is one of those extremely eye-catching pieces that you can’t help but wonder how it came to be.  As I mention in my review below, this piece is part of the Longines Heritage collection.  The large diameter (49mm) and the angled dial of the Avigation Type A-7 are the first features one recognizes; these key elements are in fact what make this watch a proper “heritage” piece that stands in worthy tribute to aviators’ watches of the 1930′s. My video review pretty much covers the ins-and-outs of this fine timepiece.  Below the video are several photos that I took that I think you will also enjoy.  The green uniform that serves as a background in some of the photos is an actual U.S. aviator’s uniform from WWII —  I could not think of a more fitting pairing for the Avigation Type A-7.

Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch with Eagle. Photo: Perpetuelle

Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch. Photo: Perpetuelle

Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch. Photo: Perpetuelle

Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch. Photo: Perpetuelle

Hinged Caseback Reveals the Column Wheel Chronograph – Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch

Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch. Photo: Perpetuelle

Longines Avigation Type A-7 Watch. Photo: Perpetuelle

In summary, I hope you enjoyed an up-close and personal look at this superb heritage piece by Longines.  The Avigation Watch Type A-7 is priced at a very respectable $4,900.  Purchase inquiries can be directed to any Longines retailer who I’m sure can help you out. And special thanks to Longines for providing the review piece.  You can check out more of the Avigation Type A-7 here on the Longines website, and if you are not familiar with the brand’s growing and diverse Heritage collection (there are some really super pieces in this collection), you can check that out HERE. If you have any questions or comments about the watch, please leave a comment below.