90 years ago, on May 20, 1927, at 7:52 am New York time, Charles A. Lindbergh independently piloted the aircraft ‘Spirit of St. Louis’ Complete the first feat of uninterrupted sailing across the Atlantic. Longines was the official timekeeper of the World Air Sports Federation at the time, timing the flight and confirming the feat.
The story of the Swiss watch brand Longines and the famous American pilot Charles Lianba started from this. Shortly after this flight, Charles Lianba contacted Longines to develop a watch that could accurately determine the longitude of a long flight. Longines Hour Angle Watch was born in 焉.