Because of their extreme difficulty, during World War II the Navy tried to stay away from night landings on aircraft carriers as much as possible. To give you an idea on how dangerous they were, during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, the Navy lost 72 planes trying to land at night. Imagine attempting to land on the top of a five story building during an earthquake…in the dark. These wartime pilots had nerves of steel. As do the Navy pilots today who continue to land small planes on narrow, seaborne runways night after night.
These fearless aviators are the inspiration behind The Langley Chronograph, named after the USS Langley— the United States Navy’s first aircraft carrier. Forged of stainless steel and engineered with precision movement to echo the steely nerves and perfectly calibrated timing of these brave pilots. Luminous markers and hands ensure night vision, three stopwatch subdials coordinate hours, minutes and seconds, and the rotating slide rule bezel enables a variety of calculations.
Owning the Langley Chronograph doesn’t require you to land a plane on a floating runway in the middle of the Pacific, but it will add a certain old-school military precision and reliability to your day. Normally a timepiece like this could run you tens of thousands of dollars, but because Stauer crafts its own watches and cuts out the middleman. You won’t find a deal this good anywhere else.
Wear it and be reminded that men have faced great challenges and emerged victorious. Now it’s your time to do the same.