The fearless aviatrix set records, becoming
a symbol of courage in the air, before
she disappeared between the sky and the sea.
Picture taken after Earhart set an altitude record of 18,415 ft (5,613 m) in a Pitcairn-Cierva autogyro
on 8th April 1931.
Front and back of Amelia Earhart’s Longines chronograph
This single-button chronograph featured two auxiliary dials and was driven by calibre 13.33Z. With a 35 mm case, this model was produced from 1913.
The back of Earhart’s Longines is engraved: “This watch was worn by Amelia Earhart on her two transatlantic flights and presented by her to H.G.S. Jr. just before her death.” H.G.S. Jr. refers to Harry Gordon Selfridge Jr.,
owner of the famous London department store. Earhart met him after her solo-transatlantic flight in 1932. Selfridge gifted her a watch, and in return she gave him the Longines she wore during her Atlantic crossings in 1928 and 1932.
“I WAS ALONE WITH THE STARS”
standing in front
of her plane in Newfoundland
14th June 1928.
Amelia Earhart in her distinct style (1928). At the time, women were not supposed to wear trousers.
Amelia Earhart poses
in her flight suit,
1st November 1928.