Our watch of the week is the Zeppelin 7039-1 ladies’ watch. It stuns for its numerous functions, but also because it was named after the LZ129 Hindenburg. Find out more about our watch of the week, the Hindenburg and the aviator watches from Zeppelin in this post.

The LZ 129 Hindenburg

The Zeppelin LZ 129 “Hindenburg”, named after the German President Paul von Hindenburg, was one of the two largest aircraft ever built, along with its sister airship LZ 130. Its maiden voyage was in March 1936. On 6th May 1937 it was destroyed while landing in Lakehurst (New Jersey, USA) when the hydrogen filling ignited. 35 of the 97 people on board as well as one member of the ground crew were killed.

Our Zeppelin aviator watches

The brand Zeppelin stands for ‘living legends’ with functional precision. Based on the namesake Count Zeppelin, the German pioneer of aeronautics, the concept of this watch collection is based on European value production, extraordinary precision watch movements and historically designed cases. The most distinctive features of an aviator watch are its robust design, a high-contrast dial and very precise mechanisms. In the everyday life of an aviator, the watch should be able to withstand friction and impacts and be easy to read both in bright and dark light. Manufacturers had to adapt to demanding circumstances:

  • Pilots operated the watch while wearing gloves
  • Sometimes the watch was worn over the sleeve
  • Materials had to meet various technical requirements
  • A lot of information should always be legible on a watch

Our Zeppelin 7039-1 ladies’ watch

Our watch of the week, the Zeppelin 7039-1, has a brown leather strap with crocodile embossing. The case is made of polished stainless steel with a golden coating. The quartz movement is a Ronda 706B. The dial of the multifunction watch is silver-colored with black Arabic numerals. In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds, you can also read the date, day of the week and moon phase on small chronographs. The watch has a domed hesalite glass and is water resistant up to 30 bar.