A Return To The Essence Of The Pilot's Watch

A Return To The Essence Of The Pilot's Watch A Return To The Essence Of The Pilot's Watch

A Return To The Essence Of The Pilot's Watch

With the Longines Pilot Majetek, the winged-hourglass brand is putting its name to the return of a watch designed for aviation and appreciated by a wider audience. This new timepiece combines a spirit of adventure and a historical dimension without ignoring 21st-century aesthetic and technical codes. Its bi-directional fluted bezel mounted on a cushion-shaped steel case asserts its original character and evokes the 1935 model that inspires it.

With a history of more than 190 years, Longines can draw on incomparable heritage. The brand's iconic pilot's and explorer's instrument watches, with their cutting-edge technical features, are the prestigious proof of this. The winged-hourglass brand can thus offer enthusiasts of fine mechanical watches whose DNA is rooted in the characteristic aesthetics of the brand's historic models.

The design of the Longines Pilot Majetek is a perfect example of this.

In it's first version, registered on 1st April 1935, the curved cushion shape of its case underlies its unique design. Although intended for aviators, this watch has in past attracted a wider audience seeking a reliable, robust and easy-to-read watch.

The technical and ergonomic features of the new Longines Pilot Majetek have been completely overhauled. Its revised proportions, original slightly curved cushion shape and more rounded lugs are in keeping with current trends, whilst its 43mm diameter delivers outstanding wearer comfort.

At 9 o'clock, the outside of the steel case, which has a screw-in back, is fitted with a commemorative plate marked "1935" - referring to the original date of the first "Majetek" model - and conceals a newly patented gear mechanism. It guarantees the water resistance of 100m of the external fluted rotating bezel system couple with the internal fluorescent mobile triangle marker, or "Starting time indicator". The latter is displayed below the sapphire crystal, from which it is independent, and above the dial. On the 1935 model, the bezel and crystal rotated as a unit, whereas on the current model, the sapphire glass is fixed and contributes to the water resistance of the case.

Liked watches designed especially for aviators, the new Longines Pilot Majetek has a matte black dial offering optimum legibility. The white Arabic numerals, coated with Super-LumiNova® old radium, indicate the hours, highlighted by a railway minute marker. Rhodium-tipped baton hands - which are phosphorescent, ensuring optimal night-time visibility - move across them. The oversized small seconds dial, lowered into the dial at 6 o'clock, is a reminder, together with the fluted bezel, of the original functional character of this pilot's watch.

The overall effect is well-balanced, and the watch exudes elegance.

Powered by the exclusive Longines L893.6 calibre movement, equipped with a magnetically resistant silicon balance spring, the new Longines Pilot Majetek has a 72-hour power reserve. The entire watch head is chronometer-certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chonomètres (COSC), an independent control body. 

The watch has a two-stitch strap available in a choice of brown or green leather with beige topstitching. A NATO-type strap made of polyester fibre, created with recycled materials, is also available.

With it strong character, the Longines Pilot Majetek is ideal for both everyday wear and all of your upcoming adventures, at any and every lattitude.

For more information, visit us in-store at The Beacon, Eastbourne.


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