In 1933, American pilot Charles & middot; Lianba and his wife began a voyage of 47,000 kilometers across the North Atlantic. Among the equipment included in his expedition was a Longines watch with a chronograph function designed for the voyage. Today, Longines reissues this special watch, naming it ‘Longines Connected Flying Over the Atlantic Watch’, in praise of the historic feat commemorated by the aviation pioneer.
The aeronautical equipment included directional gyroscopes, gyroscopic horizons, thin-film scales, two non-periodic compasses, all of which were the most advanced equipment of the time. Lianba also brought a Longines chronograph specifically designed for him to fly over Greenland and the Far North. This timepiece has a chronograph movement with a 30-minute cumulative dial. It can measure time up to 1/15 seconds, and has a tachometer that can measure speeds up to 500 km / h. A reliable timepiece is a decisive safety device for aviation appliances in the flight environment experienced by the company.
Today, Longines re-released this watch named ‘Lianfei Flyover the Atlantic Watch’ to commemorate the journey of the Lianhua couple across the far north. This mechanical chronograph watch has a diameter of 47.50 mm and a self-winding movement. Like its original version, there is a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute cumulative dial at 3 o’clock. The time is indicated by a blue stainless steel hand on a silver dial surrounded by white, and a tachometer that measures speeds up to 500 km / h. The watch has a sapphire crystal and a sturdy case, and the transparent back allows you to appreciate the movement. With brown alligator strap. This watch is available in stainless steel and rose gold. The watch flying across the Atlantic will witness and accompany the timepiece of that great aviation adventure, beautifully reappearing in the present.
American flightman Charles & middot; Lianba and his wife