Inspired by the pioneering pilot, Amelia Earhart, whose daring feats and relentless determination to excel earned her worldwide acclaim and an enduring place in aviation history, the Lady Amelia watch, just like its muse, offers the eloquent proof that femininity and sporting accomplishments can make a perfect match.
With her universally praised courage and skills universally praised and her qualities vividly demonstrated in the famous 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart believed her own achievements proved that women could equal men in “jobs requiring intelligence, coordination, speed, coolness and willpower”. Her matchless career was dotted with landmark feats and new records. Sadly, it came to an abrupt and mysterious end in 1937 during her monumental round-the-world flight attempt. While her untimely disappearance has never yet been fully explained, her spirit continues to inspire successive generations of adventurous and enterprising women.
Sometimes called “Lady Lindy” because of her slim build and her facial features showed a resemblance with Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart was so popular in her own days that people named their babies, lakes and even homing pigeons “Amelia”! Seven decades on, Waltham now chooses to honour her memory by introducing a chronograph embodying the spirit that propelled her to ever greater heights.
This handsome model is powered by a quartz movement and it is housed in a generously rounded steel case with the brand-signature fan-shaped lugs and knurled winding-crown set with a spinel, as are the push-buttons on either side. The highly readable dial is available in three distinctively featured distinctive versions.
One is a; one features a black background with contrasting matt white 12-hour, 30-minute or 60-second counters and 3 outsized numerals; a second, a matt-white background with black numerals and counters; while the third is , or a mother-of-pearl baby pink version. A large central seconds hand moves steadily around the graduated outer rim.
Model: Waltham – Lady Amelia
Quartz, ETA 251.471.
Hours, minutes, seconds counter, date, chronograph : sweep seconds, 1/10 second and 30 minutes counters
Stainless steel, cambered sapphire crystal glare-proofed inside, crown and push-buttons with colour matched spinels, water-resistant 30m.
White with black minute track, counters circles and Arabic numerals, date at 6 o’clock, 6 diamonds indexes
White rubber with stainless steel folding buckle
Black dial with silver minute track, counters circles and Arabic numerals and matching crown and push-buttons spinels and black rubber strap (LA38-02064STQ).
Pink Mother-Of-Peal dial with silver minute track, counters circles and Arabic numerals and matching crown and push-buttons spinesl and pink rubber strap (LA38-02065STQ).