Avigation

“Broad arrow” was created in 1544 and traditionally used in heraldry. The symbol was engraved on munitions, military trunks and more to show that they belonged to the English government. The watch brand Longines has brought the heraldic symbol back to feature on the dial of the new version of the 1949 model designed for the British army: Avigation. The black lacquer round face features 11 white Arabic hour numerals with Super LumiNova® coated rhodium-plated hands; it also features the date at 3 o’ clock and a second time zone in the centre in red. Its time and date functions are brought to life by the self-winding mechanical movement in the heart of the 44mm steel case. The L704.2 calibre provides a 48-hour power reserve and is protected from magnetic fields by electrical steel. Price: 2,100 CHF

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