Case size: 34,5 mm
Movement: bumper automatic, caliber 138 SS
Year: circa 1954
Crystal: plastic crystal
Bracelet: leather strap
Case number: 20217-6 (HF)
Serial number: 1'648'644
The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, Bukowski’s does not guarantee the future working of the movement and please note that a service may be required, at buyer’s expense.
For detailed condition report, please contact specialist.
80 000 - 120 000 SEK
7 722 - 11 583 EUR
Consigned by the family of the original owner
Letter from the seller:
The SAS Polaroute watch was given to pilots and cabin crew that flew via the north pole. This particular watch was given to pilot Ludvig "Ludde" Lindgren (1918-2005).
Ludvig was a pilot of the "old stock". He started to fly open double-deckers during World War II -- he later became a flight instructor and fighter pilot, flying the legendary P-35 (or, J9, as they are designated in Sweden). The night Germany invaded Denmark and Norway, Ludvig slept on the wing of his fighter aircraft, to be able to respond quickly in case Sweden would be invaded as well. Ludvig also designed the "Eagle", the symbol used by the F8 Air Force Wing.
After the war Ludvig joined ABA, which later became Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). When SAS bought the first Jumbo Jet (Boeing 747) Ludvig was selected to fly the plane from the USA to Scandinavia.
Ludvig used the watch for many years. After his death it was kept within the family
Important Timepieces 627, Stockholm 2020
Viewing: 5 – 9 November
Auction: 10 November