Longines, a Swiss watch brand, has a long and proud connection with the flying industry. For the first time in 1927, Charles Lindbergh drove the plane across the Atlantic without a stop; Longines was responsible for the timing. To commemorate this feat, Longines has established the Longines Lindbergh Award. The American pilot made this flight feat for the first time on May 21, 1927, and his grandson Erik Lindbergh became the first winner of the Longines consecutive draw.
In May 2002, the 75th anniversary of the above-mentioned historic flight, 37-year-old Eli Lianba followed in the footsteps of his distinguished grandfather. He drove a single pilot across the Atlantic on the same route and flew from Long Island, New York to Paris near Paris. Bourget. Eli Lianba is both an artist and a designer, and has participated in a number of ‘bold plans’ related to the field of aviation tourism and ecological aircraft. He is also a warrior fighting adversity, overcoming serious health problems.
May 21 (Monday) is the anniversary of Charles Lianba’s flight. Longines chooses to hold the Longines Lianhua Awarding Ceremony at a special dinner held at the New York Times headquarters on this day. The New York Times also actively reported the flying feat of Charles Lianba. At the dinner, representatives of the flying industry media and members of the Lianba family gathered together. Juan-CarlosCapeli, Vice President and International Marketing Director of Longines, also recalled the historical origins of the brand and the flying industry.
Mr. Capelli also presented a LindberghHourAngle Watch to Elite. This is a watch designed by Charles Lianba and developed by Longines shortly after this first non-stop flight feat, symbolizing Longines’ support for aviation pioneers, and the brand’s support for Charles Lianba. close relationship. After flying across the Atlantic in 1927, the adventurer approached Longines to create a watch that could meet his flight needs. A serial commemorative watch was born and has become a true watchmaking classic today.
That year, Raymond Orteig awarded Charles Lian with US $ 25,000 to commend him for being the first pilot to cross the Atlantic. The Longines Liancon also referred to this award and set the prize to US $ 25,000. The Longines Awards are awarded annually to those who possess Charles Pioneer’s pioneering spirit and who possess the elegant style and outstanding performance that Longines cherishes. The award winners were selected by a jury consisting of Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and International Marketing Director of Longines, Stephanie Lachat, PhD in History, Bernard Decre, President of the ‘Alarecherchede oiseaublanc’ Association, and Co-founder of the ‘SpiritofSt-Louis2’ Program SpirosBouas.