For sale from my personal collection is this lovely Longines Avigation BigEye Chronograph ref. L2.8220.127.116.11/4
The dial is classical, with a semi-glossy black colour, and 9 large Arabic numerals coated with Super-LumiNova. The hands are sand-blasted and rhodium-plated, as are the numerals, and they are filled with luminous paint.
Contrast is superb, and legibility remains optimized during day and night. The 3-counter layout of the dial is balanced and the counters are large and spaced enough to perfectly fill the dial.
The main focus is given to the 30-minute counter at 3, larger than the two others, as being a capital indication while doing flight calculations. The vintage style is reinforced by well-chosen touches of faux-patina (indexes and hands).
The best part comes via a simple omission: there is no date display.
The case of the Longines Avigation BigEye also shares the same utilitarian look, with a combination of brushed (the entire case) and polished (small touches, such as the bezel, the crown and the pushers) stainless steel.
The 40.9mm size is fine, with a good balance between modernity and restrained vintage style.
The nice look of the case and the dial is complemented by a well-chosen light brown, slightly distressed leather strap with pin buckle.
To power this Avigation BigEye is Longines proprietary chronograph movement, the Calibre L688. While vaguely based on the 7750 (highly modified and enlarged), this automatic movement now features a column-wheel architecture instead of a cam and boasts a longer power reserve, with 54h of energy available when fully wound. The watch runs absolutely marvellous, see the timegrapher photo and the chrono starts, stops and resets like it should!
This watch was first sold new in the Netherlands in 2021.
I think this watch has too much overlap with my IWC Fliegerchrono and my Sinn 144 Ti GMt and thus may leave.
If you have any question regarding the watch or its price please send me a DM and I will answer as soon as possible.
Diameter without crown: 40.9mm
Thickness: 14.5mm which includes the 2.7mm high boxed sapphire crystal
Caliber: Longines L688 Automatic Column Wheel Chronograph
Lug Width: 20mm
I am located in The Netherlands and I ship worldwide.
I am a collector who sometimes has to sell a watch from his collection so that is does not get too large, therefor I am a private seller, I am a regular at Chronocentric, Uhrforum, WUS and the Dutch horlogeforum, there is plenty feedback obtainable.