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July 8, 2024    |    

Soaring Back in Time: The Longines Pilot Majetek Pioneer Edition

A Limited-Edition Tribute Blending Heritage and Modern Technology

The Longines Pilot Majetek, reintroduced in 2023, marked the triumphant return of a pilot’s watch icon. Now, in 2024, Longines unveils the Longines Pilot Majetek Pioneer Edition. This exceptional timepiece honors its lineage with a sleek, modern aesthetic housed within a robust Grade 5 titanium case. Limited to only 1,935 pieces, each watch boasts COSC-certification, a testament to its remarkable accuracy.

The Pilot Majetek’s story began in 1935 when Longines registered the model with the International Bureau of Industrial Property. Designed specifically for aviators, it quickly garnered a loyal following for its reliability, robustness, and precision. Almost nine decades later, Longines meticulously revamped the Pilot Majetek, retaining its original spirit while incorporating cutting-edge technology.

The 2024 Pilot Majetek Pioneer Edition elevates the collection to new heights. Crafted from Grade 5 titanium, the 43mm case is not only incredibly lightweight but also exceptionally strong, surpassing the properties of steel. This special edition is limited to 1,935 pieces, a subtle nod to the year the original Pilot Majetek debuted.

Staying true to its pilot’s watch heritage, the Pioneer Edition features a distinctive fluted bidirectional bezel atop the cushion-shaped case. At the 9 o’clock position, a commemorative plaque engraved with “1935” adorns the case. This plaque cleverly houses an innovative gear mechanism that ensures the watch’s 100-meter water resistance. The iconic starting time indicator, a luminescent mobile triangle marker positioned beneath the sapphire crystal, has been meticulously preserved.

The Pilot Majetek Pioneer Edition seamlessly blends bold design with cutting-edge technology. The Longines Calibre L893.6, the heart of this timepiece, boasts a silicon balance spring and innovative components. This remarkable movement surpasses industry standards for magnetic resistance by a factor of ten and offers an impressive 72-hour power reserve. Each watch undergoes rigorous testing by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), an independent body that ensures exceptional accuracy.

The matte black grained dial features bold Arabic numerals and baton hands, all coated with Super-LumiNova® for exceptional low-light legibility. The oversized sub-seconds dial at 6 o’clock further emphasizes the watch’s functionality and pilot watch heritage.

Completing the package is a stylish black technical fabric strap. The entire limited edition arrives presented in a special Heritage box, making it a coveted collector’s item and a remarkable timepiece for those seeking a blend of aviation history and modern innovation.

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