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Longines Lindbergh

Longines Lindbergh - hour angle watch by Longines

The American aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh, who in 1927 had been the first to cross the Atlantic from New York to Paris with a single-engine airplane (“Spirit of St. Louis”), because of his experience with the problem of rapid position detection consulted the watch company Longines at the development of a special watch, by which the determination of the longitude could be made possible easily and quickly. This watch is also known as the „Hour angle watch“ because the most important part in determining the longitude, the hour angle from Greenwich, can be directly read from the watch. In August 1931 this watch was launched under the name “Lindbergh” simultaneously in Europe and overseas.

The brilliant design idea, how one could quickly synchronize the watch with the time signal on the radio by a central, rotating auxiliary dial, incidentally came, not by Lindbergh, but from …

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