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Lindbergh Hour Angle, Ref. 4365 Oversized stainless steel pilot's wristwatch with enamel dial and silver bezel Circa 1944 | 4365型號「Lindbergh Hour Angle」特大型精鋼飛行員腕錶配琺瑯錶盤及銀錶圈,年份約1944

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Estimate:

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- 50,000 CHF

Longines

Longines

Lindbergh Hour Angle, Ref. 4365 Oversized stainless steel pilot's wristwatch with enamel dial and silver bezel Circa 1944 | 4365型號「Lindbergh Hour Angle」特大型精鋼飛行員腕錶配琺瑯錶盤及銀錶圈,年份約1944

Lindbergh Hour Angle, Ref. 4365 Oversized stainless steel pilot's wristwatch with enamel dial and silver bezel Circa 1944 | 4365型號「Lindbergh Hour Angle」特大型精鋼飛行員腕錶配琺瑯錶盤及銀錶圈,年份約1944

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 CHF

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Lindbergh Hour Angle, Ref. 4365

Oversized stainless steel pilot's wristwatch with enamel dial and silver bezel

Circa 1944

4365型號「Lindbergh Hour Angle」特大型精鋼飛行員腕錶配琺瑯錶盤及銀錶圈,年份約1944


Dial: white enamel, silvered centerfield

Calibre: cal. 37.9 manual winding

Movement number: 5'607'056

Case: stainless steel, hinged cuvette and back

Case number: 19'803, 12

Dimensions: 47 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: Bucherer presentation case 

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing. The escapement and balance were oiled and the movement regulated.


CASE: in fair and attractive condition. There are signs of wear visible with the naked eye throughout, such as scratches and dings.


DIAL: in good and attractive condition with enamel intact. There are fine surface blemishes and spots visible with the naked eye when closely examining the dial.


It is our pleasure to confirm the following benefits of the two-year Bucherer Certified Pre-Owned warranty:

  • Full assessment confirming authenticity
  • Full case and bracelet ultrasonic clean
  • Diagnostic test of all watch functions including date, rapid date change, chronograph operation and self-winding
  • Authentication of movement, repairs, original components and replacements
  • Time regulation and full test of power reserve
  • Water resistance test on glass, crown and back seals


With the sale of Certified Pre-Owned (“CPO”) watches, Bucherer guarantees the flawless functioning of the watch as a separate warranty for the duration of two years. The Customer will be given a warranty card to this effect when receiving the watch.


This warranty does not cover signs of age on the CPO watch that are disclosed at the time of purchase, or defects or damage resulting from the following:

  • inappropriate or improper use of the product (striking, impact or destruction, etc.), unauthorised tampering, omitted servicing where recommended by the manufacturer (especially water resistance checks), faulty or negligent treatment, or the use of components other than those recommended by Bucherer;
  • loss, theft or fire;
  • intentional damage, incorrect operation, negligence or accident, and/or improper repair or modification to the watch by the customer or third parties.


If the water resistance of a watch can no longer be guaranteed at the time of the sale, the customer will be explicitly notified to this effect. If this is the case, water resistance will be excluded from the warranty. In general, water resistance is not a permanent characteristic for which Bucherer can issue a warranty, because the function of the built-in sealing elements may deteriorate over time and with daily use. Bucherer strongly recommends that customers have water resistance checks carried out in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations. 


The customer shall allow Bucherer sufficient time to carry out repairs to defects covered by the warranty. Bucherer may decide the type and manner of the rectification of defects covered by the warranty, but in all cases Bucherer has the right to rectify damage and defects free of charge.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

This watch is protected by a two-year Bucherer CPO warranty. Please consult the condition report for more details or reach out directly to the watches department for any questions that you may have.
Having made his famous non-stop solo flight over the North Atlantic in 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh designed a navigational instrument which he had Longines bring to life. Used in conjunction with a sextant and a nautical almanac, the Lindbergh Hour Angle watch - based on the Weems created in 1927 - helped aviators calculate longitude which, when combined with their latitude, gave them their exact geographical location. Longines has always been a true pioneer in making a wide variety of tool watches for pilots and military personnel, and became very famous for their highly accurate and qualitative timepieces.

The present watch was originally sold to Bensadon in 1944, the distributor for Morocco at the time. The watch was a very important instrument for pilots and navigators, enabling them to navigate without any electronic devices to avoid detection or worse, interception. Undoubtedly as interesting historically as it is technically, the present lot has been preserved in attractive condition.