Watches in the air.

We all know this, my son's got it now.

Watches in the air.

Watches in the air.

And many of you also know this one, Longines Charles Lindbergh.

Watches in the air.

Extra strap, so you can wear it outside your "bomber-jacket" when you are flying your mashineWatches in the air.

But we seems to forget the first watch of all in flying maschines !!

Vacheron & Constantin of course!

Watches in the air.

The Wright's brothers ordered a "thigh-watch", to be worn just above the knee, 
to be easily visible, during flights !

Sometimes I think we are not aware of the history of our beloved VacheronConstantin,
and what impression it has made in human history !
Not least one of our honourable members, Dean's (tick-talk), climb to the summit of Cerro Aconcagua (6962m) Watches in the air.

Cheers

Doc
Funny you mention this Doc. There was some
12/02/2008 - 19:05
discussion on this about a month ago: click here to see the post
Why shall you always be first?
12/02/2008 - 23:22
Thanks for the article, which I obviously missed when I was too busy But I still got this one ! Cheers Doc
I may be the 1st but you're the best my Viking friend:-) (nt)
12/02/2008 - 23:41
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Heights of Vacheron Pt. II
12/02/2008 - 20:03
Hi Doc...have you seen the fantastic Omega suppliment to December's WatchTime?  Lots of history on the Speedy Moon Watch.  It's really a great reference. Thanks for mentioning our (mine and Vacheron's) Aconcagua adventure   You might be interested to know that we are planning Part II...Vacheron on Denali.  As a result of Alex's urgings, the folks at VC are going to lend me a new-version Overseas Chronometre for use on my expedition to Alaska's Mount McKinley in June of 2009.  Of course, I will photograph and document the experience on top of North America's highest mountain to share with the HL family. While the altitude is lower than Aconcagua, the environment will be harsher!  Colder temperatures, bigger loads, more ropework and longer glacier travel will increase the potential for a few bumps and bruises.  I may need to MacGyver a few modifications similar to the vintage piece you've pictured, like a nylon or rubber strap . Cheers, Dean
Thanks for sharing Doc...
12/03/2008 - 01:43
I miss my Snoopy watch but at least I know that it has a good home on my former girlfriend's wrist. As we get older, the legibility of the "thigh watch" looks better and better. Cheers, Duncan