Tribute To Aviation Pioneer Longines Launches Classic Replica Series A7 1935 Air Navigation Watch

To commemorate the achievements of aviation pioneers, Longines draws inspiration from the rich history of watchmaking for nearly 185 years, and launches a special timepiece: Longines classic replica series A7 1935 Air navigation watch.

   At the beginning of the 20th century, the name of Longines was closely linked to the pioneers of flying, who were brave enough to challenge and achieve extraordinary results. Charles Lianba, the first solo pilot to cross the Atlantic, was one of them. And 2017 is also the 90th anniversary of the completion of this flying feat. In 1935, Longines customized a number of A7 air navigation watches for the US military. This model was designed with precision and ruggedness to meet the military’s strict requirements for precise timing when ordering aviation watches.
Longines Classic Reissue Series A7 1935 Air Navigation Watch (L2.812.4.23.2)
Mechanical self-winding movement with column wheel chronograph
Exclusive L788.2 movement (ETA A08.L11)
13¼ minutes, 27 jewel bearings, swing frequency 28,800 times per hour
54-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date display at 6 o’clock
Timing function
60-second central chronograph second hand
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
Round stainless steel case, 41 mm diameter
One-button crown
Multi-layer anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Waterproof performance
Water-resistant to 30 meters
White polished lacquered dial, tilted 40 ° to the right
12 honey-colored Arabic numerals
Blue steel hands with honey varnish (hour and minute hands)
Blue steel hands (small seconds)
Bracelet / Bracelet
Brown alligator strap with buckle

New Material New Design And New Horizons Seiko’s Nautical Series

The purpose of Seiko’s Velatura watch series is to be able to withstand the most severe challenges a watch can face. Since his introduction in 2007, Velatura has gradually become an indispensable watch for professional sailing athletes. It’s sturdy and versatile, and that’s what it takes to survive in the toughest conditions. In 2009, 5 new sailing watches were added to the Velatura series, each of which has the same high level of craftsmanship as its outstanding predecessors.
The new spiral crown ensures water resistance of 20 bar.

   In 2009, SEIKO increased its sponsorship of the most advanced sailing events. In addition to extending its agreement with the 49er Association, SEIKO also signed a new contract with the 29erXX Association. Its newly designed sailing boat was quickly accepted by the best female sailors in the world. The new contract was celebrated at the launch of the new women’s Velatura watch collection.
SEIKO Seiko continues to support 49er Class and starts a new cooperation with 29erXX
2009 Velatura Rowing Stopwatch: Lighter, stronger and more waterproof
Velatura for women

   The 2009 Velatura women’s collection has new highlights. The outstanding design combines functionality and aesthetics, reaching a very high level. The movement number of the 12-hour chronograph is installed in a waterproof case, and 16 diamonds make the mother-of-pearl dial shine.