Watch: Longines Avigation Type A-7

TILT THE END OF TIME. As big is in vogue for fine timepieces, the Longines’ Avigation watch Type A-7 gives other pilot watches a run for their money

The angled dial at 50 degrees is a head-turner, let alone the masculine 49mm case. Large Arabic numerals decorating the watch face are simple and straightforward. Furthermore, aesthetics doesn’t take a back seat as evident in the quirky details of the watch crown and the hands. The flute crown pays homage to 1930s’ timekeeping instruments used by war pilots – so is the “Type A-7” moniker given by the US Army. The Breguet minute and hour hands underscore the elegance of the stylish black dial, and there’s also an easy-to-use chronograph feature to boot.