Longines. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch Hour Angle, designed by Charles Lindbergh, 1990's
Lot 171
Longines. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch Hour Angle, designed by Charles Lindbergh, 1990's
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,050) inc. premium
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Lot Details
Longines. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch
Hour Angle, designed by Charles Lindbergh, 1990's
21-jewel Cal: L6142 automatic movement, white enamel dial with black Roman numerals for 12-hour indication, central rotating disc with Arabic numerals for seconds, black Breguet hands, polished case with glazed back, fitted maker's strap, together with leather Longines wallet, case, dial and movement signed
38mm.

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.
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