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Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 131

Ref. L2.607.4, centre-seconds, Hour-Angle; “Lindbergh Replica”; limited edition of 1 000 examples; stainless steel

HKD 8,700 - 13,000

CHF 1,000 - 1,500 / EUR 950 - 1,400 / USD 1,150 - 1,700

Stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, aviator’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, silver colour dial with centre-seconds and one horological complications:
· Hour-Angle (revolving central dial independently adjustable by the crown at 2 o’clock; reeded bidirectional revolving bezel engraved with the 15 degrees; click locking the bezel at 6 o’clock)
Revolving bezel with blue and black enamelled 15 degrees graduation and graduated band; the winding-crown activates the hour and minute hands; the crown at 2 o’clock actives the revolving central dial.

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2 *
Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Longines, Saint-Imier

Model “Lindbergh Replica”

Reference L2.607.4

Year circa 1987

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 5261 455

Material stainless steel

Bracelet black leather Longines strap

Buckle stainless steel buckle

Caliber L.455.2

Height 41 mm.

Width 33.2 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original leather pouch, certificate of origin


Longines “Hour-Angle” watch
The “Hour-Angle” system was invented by Philip Van Horn Weems (1889-1979) of the Annapolis Naval Academy, an authority in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He trained the famous Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974), who set the record for the first non-stop transoceanic flight.
The watch was intended for rapid determination of longitude during flight. As a navigational instrument for airplane pilots, is used in conjunction with a sextant and the appropriate nautical tables, to permits the rapid computation of the Greenwich hour angle, that is, the aircraft’s longitude.
The “Longines Hour Angle Watch” (1927-1987)
The “Longines Hour Angle Watch” was edited to marks the 60th anniversary of the historic flight of May 20-21, 1927, which opened the Atlantic to aviation.