Longines Brings Back the Pilot Majetek in Titanium

Last year, Longines revived the Pilot Majetek, a faithful re-edition of a model that took first to the skies in 1935. Although geared to the needs of professional aviators, this timepiece ultimately attracted a wider customer base looking for a reliable, precise, and easy-to-read wristwatch. Featuring a cushion-shaped case with a fluted bidirectional bezel and a triangular marker to indicate the start time, this retro-style timepiece is a very cool tool watch with an unmistakable aura.

The winged hourglass brand is now launching the Longines Pilot Majetek Pioneer Edition in a dark grey titanium version. Limited to 1,935 pieces as a nod to its birth year, it is chronometer-certified by the COSC.

At 9 o’clock, the exterior of the 43mm Grade 5 titanium case bears an engraved “1935” commemorative plaque. It houses an innovative gear mechanism guaranteeing water resistance up to 10 bar (100 meters) for the external fluted rotating bezel system, which is coupled to the internal luminescent mobile triangle marker or “starting time indicator”. The latter is positioned under the sapphire crystal, from which it is independent, and above the dial. On the historic 1935 model, the bezel and the glass containing the marker rotated as a single unit. In the current model, the sapphire crystal is fixed and contributes to the water resistance of the new case.

The Longines Pilot Majetek has a matt black grained dial. The hours are indicated by raised Arabic numerals treated with gray Superluminova with bluish luminescence and accentuated by a railway-style minute track. Baton hands skim over them, also coated in gray Superluminova with bluish luminescence. The oversized, slightly recessed small‑second dial at 6 o’clock, is a reminder, together with the fluted bezel, of the original functional character of this pilot’s watch.

Behind the closed and engraved case back ticks the exclusive Longines caliber L893.6. Equipped with a silicon balance-spring and other innovative components, this self-winding movement offers a resistance to magnetism that exceeds the requirements of the ISO 674 standard by a factor of more than ten, and has a power reserve of up to 72 hours.

The Longines Pilot Majetek is attached to a black fabric strap and retails for $5,000.

To learn more, visit Longines, here.

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