SolarStratos and Géraldine Fasnacht achieve a world first, supported by Longines
June 18, 2022
Longines is proud to support Raphaël Domjan, a pilot and founder of the SolarStratos mission, and Géraldine Fasnacht, the famous Swiss sportswoman and member of the Longines family, as they achieve a daring new feat in the skies over the Valais area. On Saturday 18 June, in Verbier, these two airborne pioneers pulled off an airborne exploit requiring a great deal of skill by making the first wingsuit jump from a solar and electrical aircraft.
Renowned for the reliability of its precision instruments, the winged hourglass brand has accompanied exploratory missions to the last remaining uncharted lands, faced extreme weather conditions, sailed rough seas and participated in the conquest of new air travel routes. Legendary aviators and explorers have placed their trust in Longines while out on their travels.
Today, Longines is remaining true to its pioneering spirit by joining forces with Raphaël Domjan, the man behind the SolarStratos mission, and Géraldine Fasnacht, an adventurer and member of the Longines family, who have completed the world’s wingsuit jump from a solar and electrical aircraft. This outstanding demonstration pushes the limits of extreme sporting performance even further, bestowing fresh glory on this magnificent solar adventure.