The Ultimate Stars – Sidereal timepieces

Weems stated, “It is perhaps fortunate that timepieces were developed before radio, or else extremely ...

‘Lucky Lindy’…1920’s Holy Grail & beyond

Perhaps more than any other, Lindbergh captured the quintessential American dream within this Golden Age ...

Longines Bezels Turn First & Second

It has now well accepted that the generation of fifties turning dive bezels heralded from ...

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Sir Charles Kingsford Smith – ‘Smithy’

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of aviation’s greatest heroes; tirelessly piloting record breaking journeys, ...

US Patent 2008734 covers all, or does it?

The “Spirit and Scope of my invention” are the words Philip Van Horn Weems used ...

The last three ALL silver Hour-angles

In Stephanie Lachat’s beautiful book Longines through Time, she notes that the very last generation ...

The First Generation Hour-angle or “Lindbergh”

The Longines Hour-angle watch is history’s most famous pilot watch and improved upon the Weems ...

An Accurate Timepiece for the Air Navigation age

Whilst Santos-Dumont had flown with his famous Cartier watch in 1906, there was a limited ...

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Dieudonne Costes – Incredible Hour-angle watch

Dieudonné Costes is best known for the extraordinary Paris to New York flight of September ...