Longines gets a little bit crooked with its Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

Flying Aces of all stripes – from 747 pilots to Cessna fans – love aviation watches. These tool watches are supposed to be easy-to-read and dependable, guaranteed to hand heavy Gs and long nights in the air. But what if you’re a fighter pilot from 1935 sent forward in time by an evil Nazi scientist who has created a warp in the space-time continuum with the Holy Grail? What can you wear?

Why the brand new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 , of course!

This flight watch is a uniquely-styled chronograph with a slightly off-kilter dial and a design that hearkens back to long flights from New York to Greenland and then onward to the Continent. Longines, the makers of the A-7, made countless watches for the likes of Charles Lindbergh and the U.S. Government rated this model watch in particular precise and reliable way back in 1935, giving them the A-7 rating.

The coolest thing? The Type A-7 has a single button choreograph which means you can start, stop, and reset the chronograph with a single button. It’s a beautiful homage to chronos of old.

From the release:



So whether you’re a weekend flyer worried that the steak you ate in Santa Barbara will weigh down your prop plane or a U.S. flyboy sent forward in time to destroy the future Mecharoid Army created accidentally in a German research lab at the dawn of WWII, Longines has your back. The watch will cost  about $3,500 when it ships later this year.