Longines - Lindburgh Hour Angle

$5,750.00

Product Details

One of the most inexplicable of timepieces ever devised. A watch that not only tells you the time but can also be used (in association with an astronomical almanac) to determine your latitude and longitude location anywhere on Earth. Though it definitely requires more than a little bit of practise and study to learn how to use that feature.

Watch is is good condition with signs of wear but otherwise in fine order. Comes with full kit, box, papers and additional strap part which is used to extend the strap already on the watch (the watch is intended to be worn over a flight jacket). Also comes with an annotated map of Charles Lindburgh's travels, and a history book from Longines. Also an instruction manual ... though if you intend to use the location features of the watch, we can recommend a couple of youtube videos which explain its functions much better.

Not a fan of irregular lug width sizes? .. this watch says "Bite me! It's 25mm, deal with it!"

A watch that requires a study of 'The Equation of Time'. You don't have to have a PhD in nuclear physics to use this watch .... but it might help! It does, at least, tell you the time easily enough. A unique, fun and extremely interesting time piece. Elegant, different and a fascinating piece of horology.


Comes with a 2 year warranty from us. 

 

Watch reference: L2.678.4.11.0

Case:

  • Stainless steel
  • Hunter style case back
  • Bi-directional rotating bezel with steel insert
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside

Dial:

  • White lacquered polished
  • Painted Roman numerals
  • Blued steel hands

Movement & Functions:

  • Automatic Calibre L699 (Base ETA 7750)
  • 24 Jewels
  • 46 hour power reserve 
  • 28,800 vph
  • Hours, minutes, seconds, internal rotating silvered dial for synchronization of the seconds hand with a radio time signal and rotating bezel to adjust to daily variations of the equation of time

Strap:

  • Alligator Skin Strap, Brown. With Buckle. Includes additional extended strap for use with flight jacket.

 

  • Diameter: 47.5 mm
  • Thickness: 16.3 mm
  • Lud Width: 25 mm
  • Weight: 126 grams

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