Longines. A fine and rare oversized stainless steel hour angle Aviator's wristwatch with indirect sweep centre seconds Lindbergh model, Movement No.5575389, Case No. 20770/19, Circa 1935  (strap for illustration purposes only)
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Longines. A fine and rare oversized stainless steel hour angle Aviator's wristwatch with indirect sweep centre seconds Lindbergh model, Movement No.5575389, Case No. 20770/19, Circa 1935 (strap for illustration purposes only)
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 27,313) inc. premium
Lot Details
Longines. A fine and rare oversized stainless steel hour angle Aviator's wristwatch with indirect sweep centre seconds
Lindbergh model, Movement No.5575389, Case No. 20770/19, Circa 1935
18-jewel Cal.18.69N nickel-finished lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, hinged stainless steel cuvette, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, inner scale calibrated for 180 degrees with blue Arabic numerals, inner silvered rotating disc calibrated for 60 seconds and 15 degrees, blued steel moon-style hands, blued steel indirect sweep centre seconds hand, the large silver case with revolving bezel calibrated for 15 degrees in blue enamel and subdivisions in black enamel, hinged back, large ball-form crown, case and cuvette numbered, dial signed by maker and retailer, movement signed and numbered 48mm. (strap for illustration purposes only)

Footnotes

  • In 1927 Charles Lindbergh succeeded in making the first non-stop crossing of the North Atlantic from New York to Paris. This achievement, officially ratified by the IAF, was timed using Longines measurement equipment. The original 'Hour Angle watch' was designed by Charles Lindbergh as a navigational aid for pilots. The indications on the dial are designed so that the wearer can tell the time in minutes and seconds, and the 'hour angle' or longitude via the centrally rotating disc.

    For a similar example to this current watch see 'Longines Watches,' by John Goldberger page 74 & 75.
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