Longines Reveals Lindbergh's Atlantic Voyage Watch

Jan 18, 2010
In 1927, the American aviator Charles Lindbergh earned international fame, having performed a non-stop solo flight across the North Atlantic in his Spirit of St. Louis. In 1933, accompanied by his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, he undertook a trip of 47,000 km around the North Atlantic.

A powerful aircraft, endowed with a 710 hp engine and a variable propeller, took the young couple to New Foundland, Greenland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, the Azores, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde before returning to the USA via the Gambia, Brazil and Cuba. The purpose of this expedition was to discover future air routes across the far north.

In the course of his long expedition Charles relied on a customized wrist chronograph from Longines. This watch served to measure time to the fifth of a second. The chronograph mechanism offered a function of tachymeter, capable of measuring speeds up to 500 kph.

Now, the brand is pleased to bring out a re-edition of this remarkable watch, dubbed Longines Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage Watch. The new Longines watch is a true ode to the historical feat, accomplished by the outstanding personality of Charles Lindbergh.

The renewed watch features a case, crafted in either steel or rose gold, measuring 47.50 mm in diameter. Assembled with a sapphire crystal, the case embraces a silvered dial. The dial is equipped with blued steel hands. The dial is also completed with a small seconds counter, located at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute sub-dial, nestled at 3 o’clock. The case-back of the watch is fitted with a see-through cover, which reveals the enchanting details of the movement.

The Longines Lindbergh's watch is powered by an automatic mechanical movement - L705 (ETA A07 231), embellished with 27 jewels. It features a balance wheel, moving back and forth at the rate of 28,000 vibrations per hour.

The movement provides a 46-hour power reserve. Along with the functions of hours, minutes and small seconds, the reissued chronograph incorporates a function of tachymeter, which measures speeds up to 500 kph.

The Longines Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage Watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, is secured to the wearer’s wrist with a genuine brown alligator strap, fitted with a buckle.

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