Today our friend SJX over at WatchesBySJX posted a article on one of our favorites, the great Longines Avigation BigEye Chronograph. A must-read!
"Notably for a modern remake of a vintage watch, the chronograph registers are positioned just right and not too far from the edge of the dial as is often the case when small movements are used in big cases. That’s thanks to the cal. L688 inside, which is actually an ETA Valgranges A08.L01, itself an upgraded and enlarged version of the Valjoux 7750. That means it has a column wheel instead of a cam, as well as an extended power reserve of 54 hours, compared to 48 hours of the ordinary 7750".