LONGINES-LINDBERGH, HOUR ANGLE WATCH, LIMITED EDITION
ICONEEK price: 4’900.- CHF
Iconeek is proud to introduce here a nice, rare and attractive, limited edition, oversized, half-hunting cased stainless steel sweep seconds hour angle aviator's watch, Longines, « Lindbergh », replica of the original Hour Angle Watch.
The hour angle watch was invented and designed by the renowned American aviator, Charles A. Lindbergh and introduced to the market in 1932. Lindbergh rose to international fame in 1927 when he became the first person to make a solo, non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight. As the accuracy of mechanical watches can be affected by conditions aboard ships and airplanes, the hour angle watch provided a means by which this variation could be readily calculated when used in conjunction with radio time signals. Considering the Earth will make one rotation of 360 degrees in 24 hour, a 12-hour dial is a useful tool for dividing up that distance over time. With the use of the inner rotating dial and the outer rotating bezel, an aviator could use the hands of the watch to effectively pinpoint his location on (or above) the globe.
Made in 1987 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Lindbergh's first flight over the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to Paris, in 1927, the model comes with a four-body construction: a large water-resistant stainless steel case with downturned lugs, domed mineral crystal and large ball-shaped winding crown, a bi-directionnal rotating bezel, an hinged back cover engraved inside « Replica of the Original Longines Hour Angle Watch, designed by Col. Chs.A.Lindergh » and engraved outside with Longines logo, a snap on transparent case back.
Under the mineral glass, we find a mint white dial with painted large black radial Roman numerals, inner blue graduation, outer minute/second railway division, blued steel Breguet hands, bi-directionnal revolving graduated silvered disc. Inside ticks a caliber Longines L878.4, mechanical, hand wound, 17 jewels, shock-absorbers, monometallic 3-arm balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, gold chatons, straight line lever escapement. Dial, case and movement are signed.
A great tribute (still using a manual winding) to a very iconic Longines model !
Condition: 9.7/10, new old stock, never worn, still retaining the original sticker on the case back, full-set, first owner.
Model: Replica Longines-Lindbergh, Hour Angle watch
Limited Edition: yes, no. 639/1000
Movement no.: 56616797
Case no.: 8765238
Material: stainless steel
Dial: white, railway minute/second division, painted radial Roman numerals, sweep center second, blued steel Breguet hands
Movement: cal. L878.4, mechanical, hand wound, 17 jewels
Bracelet: leather strap, steel buckle
Functions: hour angle, sweep center second
Water-resistant: not tested
Dimensions: 47.50 mm diam. thickness 15.80 mm.
Accessories: special fitted leather briefcase presentation box, with inside numbered square wooden small presentation box, Certificate of Origin, Longines guarantee card dated 1992, Water-Resistance booklet, leather pouch Longines, user manual
Ref. ICO: 99-19-039C