Longines has just announced a new military-inspired pilot’s chronograph in a 41 mm diameter steel case for under three grand.
The Avigation BigEye Chronograph features an enlarged 30-minute chronograph register at 3 o’clock that is designed to make elapsed minutes easier to read, and which gives the watch its “BigEye” nickname.
The dial is matte black with snailed counters and printed luminous Arabic hour numerals and indices. A stepped bezel, domed sapphire crystal, flat crown, pumped pushers, and a predominantly brushed case give the watch an appealing retro aesthetic.
The caseback is solid, the crown is a push-in type, and water-resistance is 30 meters. The retail price is $2600.