LUFTWAFFE SEXTANT TITAN
The carrier of an LUFTWAFFE-SEXTANT is asked again and again about the importance
of the mirrored numbers on the dial of his wristwatch.
Because even most aviation watch connoisseurs often do not know what the significance
this dial had for technology in the pioneering era of space travel.
When the NASA pioneer Wernher von Braun developed the V-missiles in Peenemunde,
his direction determination team needed them unmanned using
high-precision measuring instruments. It was already known from the nautical
Spiegelsextant availability. This determines the Sailors location by measuring
the angular distances between the stars and their height.
In order to use this instrument for aerospace, the engineers in Peenemunde needed
a clock, which together with a Sextant could make these calculations.
The watch factory Lange & Söhne in Glassworks delivered 22 of these
watches in 1943.
This timepiece is a modification of the B clock (observation clock), which is
highly valued today with collectors. The sextant clock is equally as historical
"Observer", "Bomber" and "Navigator" aviator clock
The mirror-writing indication of the Sextant watch was necessary to allow the
watch to be used with the sighting device of a mirror sextant.
The 22 watches were introducted at the cost of 360 RM, which is approx 2,000
euros. (For comparison: The first VW Beetle was introduced at the price of 990
This B-clock special edition was an officer's watch,
which had to be returned to the supervisor after completion of calculations
- similar to all other B watches of the German Wehrmacht,
which after returning from a flight were handed back to the squadron commander.
For this replica, we deliberately chose titanium as the case material: "This
material pays homage to space pioneer Wernher von Braun,
who laid the foundations in Peenemunde for his later success as a NASA developer.
Titan has proven itself in space travel. Besides, The original
22 models supplied by Lange & Söhne in 1943 were made of gray frosted
With a water resistance of up to 5 atm and its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal,
the LUFTWAFFE-SEXTANT also exceeds its role models.
The onion crown is not only a nostalgic reminder of the classic aviation watches,
but it is still popular today with watch carriers who wear gloves professionally
or in their spare time (motorcyclists!) that make it difficult to readjust the
The LUFTWAFFE SEXTANT is available with the modified automatic movement ETA
2824-2 (25 Jewels); with Incabloc shock protection and second stop.