Timeline Watch

Longines  Weems

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Longines Weens pilot watch modern re-edition 36mm. case, sapphire case-back ref. L2.608.4. The Weems watch had appeared in 1927, the same year Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic.

Longines was founded in 1832, its winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered trademark for a watchmaker.
Longines provided timers used at the first modern Olympics in 1896.
In 1899, a Longines watch went to the North Pole with the Arctic explorer Luigi Amedeo of Savoy.
Charles Lindbergh, after his transatlantic flight, designed a pilot watch to help with air navigation. Built to his specifications, the Longines hour angle was introduced in 1931 and it is still produced today.
The company began to produce military issue watches for the second World War, most for the European forces.
Today Longines is owned by the Swatch Group.