Longines, a historic double-wire brand in the aviation world, recently celebrated the first non-stop transatlantic flight performed solo by Charles Lindbergh.

The company, built back in 1927, was clocked by a Longines watch and the Swiss brand created the Longines Hour Angle watch to meet the needs of the American pilot.

Thus a Longines icon was born. Later the Lindbergh Award was established and Erik Lindbergh, artist, pilot and designer, nephew of the famous Charles was the first to be awarded the prize.

In 2002, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the flight, Erik Lindbergh completed the same Atlantic crossing between Long Island, New York and Le Bourget, near Paris, aboard a small single engine.

Last May 21, on the anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's flight, Longines awarded the Lindbergh Award at the headquarters of The New York Times, the newspaper that followed Charles Lindbergh's prowess.

Juan-Carlos Capelli, vice president and head of International marketing, Longines paid tribute to Erik Lindbergh with a The Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch. A watch that symbolizes not only the support of the brand to the pioneers of aeronautics but also the link between Longines and Charles Lindbergh.

The Lindbergh Award is awarded each year to a person who demonstrates the character of Charles Lindbergh: a pioneering spirit, a marriage of elegance and performance.

Bedetti, official dealer of the Maison of Saint-Imier, awaits you at its store  in Piazza San Silvestro to present its new collection: watches with a tradition of over a century and timeless elegance.