This historically important Longines watch dates back to 1923. At a time when Rolex wasn't really yet a household name , it was a time when Longines was the official timing instrument for the most important aueronautical expeditions (none of that movie sponsership deals today) They had developed the first chronograph ever for a wristwatch case, and the first flyback chronograph the 13ZN. Charles Lindbergh the renowed pilot after using a Longines Weems for numerous record breaking flights worked with Longines to design the Hour-Angle , a GPS like idea before the invention of radars.
- This watch is in musuem level condition with the original "Red Twelve" enamel dial that still looks sharp. Few hairling cracks at 12 and 6 o'clock.
- Original "Breguet" and original sub seconds steel hands that have been heat-treated to become blue almost 100 years ago.
- Case , caseback is original and sterling silver. Even the crown is not a replacement , it is the original sterling silver crown.
- The movementent has a bimetallic cut compensated balance, with a blued steel Breguet overcoil spring and fifteen jewels.
- 34mm Lug to lug ends and 32mm diagonally. I have put a non distorted wristshot on my 8 inch flat wrist, though not a big size for a watch today , it is still definitely a acceptable size in a long sleeve/office environment.
The movement will be regulated one last time before shipping.