|Quick specs Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary
Price: $ 5,000 | € 5.100 | approx. £ 4,250
Size: 47.5 mm
To celebrate that this year it is 90 years ago mankind flew over the North Atlantic Ocean non-stop by plane Longines launches the Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary. It is a reissue of the first Longines Lindbergh that was launched in 1931 as Charles A. Lindbergh was the pilot who made the crossing for the first time ever.
Over the years, starting in 1931 with the first model, Longines has launched several Lindbergh models. Here you can read about the history of the Longines Lindberg Hour Angle Watch. In that article, we try (yes, try) to explain how the Hour Angle watch works. Which is not very easy. In fact, it is so complicated nobody will ever use it. However, it is good to know how your watch functions. Just in case.
The Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary is limited to 90 pieces
The design of this Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary is not too close to the original. The size is the same as the original, 47.5 millimeters, and the functionality of the watch is similar. But the dial with its dark center isn’t completely in line with the first model or other previous models. Purists might not like it, but after so much successors a little variation is necessary.
Inside the Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary is the Longines L699.2 caliber. It is based on an ETA A07.L01, an automatic with a power-reserve of 46 hours. The brown leather strap comes with a buckle with extension to wear it on a pilot jacket. Don’t forget to figure out how it works before you lift off.
technical data Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary
Longines L699.2 (base ETA A07.L01 aka ETA A07.111, which is a base ETA/Valjoux 7750) | Automatic | Diameter: 36.6 mm / 16½ lignes | Thickness: 7.9 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 24 | Hours, minutes, seconds, rotating center dial | Power-reserve: 46 hours
|Case & dial:
47.5 mm | Grade 5 titanium | Steel and black PVD bezel | Steel crown | Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment | Circular-brushed silvered dial | Black painted double minute track | 12 black painted Roman numerals | Degrees shown with black painted Arabic numerals | Galvanic black rotating center dial | Silvered painted double minute track | Silvered painted Arabic numerals | Rhodium-plated Breguet style hands | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Brown leather aviator-type | Buckle with extension
|Price Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary:
$ 5,000 | € 5.100 | approx. £ 4,250